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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: Sustainability

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In 1987, the Brundtland Commission first coined the term “sustainable development.” Five years later, the 1992 Earth... See more
Jackson discuses some of the broad strategies that the Agency has adopted to promote environmentalism. How has the... See more
Efficiency measures are widely touted as the lowest-cost, or even negative-cost, solution to our future energy needs,... See more
A conversation with the president of Shell on the promise natural gas poses for the future and the challenges we must... See more
Rather than recover from our economic crisis, we need to rethink it. This means inspiring a shift in leadership habits... See more

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