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How the Private Sector is Leading the Clean Energy Revolution

What does it mean for large companies to be classified as “100 percent renewable?" What kinds of challenges does industry face when it comes to going green? As we look down the road at our nation’s changing energy scenarios, complete with new sources of natural gas and increasing demand for renewables, a number of companies are making the kinds of energy consuming shifts that will address both economic and climate dilemmas. Drawing on her leadership experience as the former head of the EPA, Apple Vice President Lisa Jackson is driving the company’s effort to establish itself as an industry leader in clean energy, helping navigate its drive to being 100 percent renewable. Is Apple attempting to create the industry standard? What do the critics say? What challenges does Apple — and other firms with similar ambitions — face with goals to create all products using recycled or renewable materials?

Festival: 2018

Audio/Video: Policy

In Conversation with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Hari Sreenivasan. See more
Today’s North American energy headlines — about the shale revolution, the next generation of transport fuels, the... See more
On April 20, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. It killed eleven workers and caused... See more
Though serious impacts are being felt on every continent, we still have a chance to take the bold action needed to turn... See more
An Afternoon of Conversation at the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival with Henry 'Hank' Paulson, Jr., former Secretary of the... See more
This session will showcase a perspective on global warming’s impact on the environment and projected future... See more

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