GreenBiz 350 Podcast

Episode 116: Former EPA chief Gina McCarthy is optimistic, drones meet clean energy

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1.  McCarthy's mantra: Go grassroots (25:45)

Worried about the Trump administration's master plan to dismantle or at least dilute federal environmental regulations on clean water, chemicals, emissions, energy efficiency — and everything in between? The mastermind of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan explains which she's actually feeling positive about the state, local and corporate support for a low-carbon economy. Plus, why she wants companies to be more transparent about their progress.

2. How drones are lowering the cost of clean energy (32:15)

Many of us still think of drones as personal gadgets, but this technology will also have an enormous impact in the corporate world. Indeed, there are numerous applications already being evaluated in the power sector — in particular, for handling and automating various maintenance tasks. A discussion about what's taking flight.

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