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Episode 149: 'Thoughtful' carbon policy, Home Depot thinks circular, Royal Caribbean floats new energy strategy

Week in Review

Tune in around 10:35 for a roundup of news.

  1. How Home Depot is coming full circle
  2. Royal Caribbean’s creative workaround for onshore renewable energy procurement
  3. Everybody on board

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Get ready for a "robust" dialogue on carbon pricing (25:00)

"Companies should go out of their way to make public statements, as well as private statements, to lawmakers about the need for carbon pricing," observes Anne Kelly, senior director of policy and the BICEP network at Ceres, the nonprofit focused on raising awareness of environmental, social and governance issues among investors. Kelly chats about how a newly Democratic House of Representatives could rekindle a focus on climate change legislation at the federal and state level. 

Pathways to productivity (32:54)

The EP100 campaign, focused on encouraging organizations to view energy productivity measures as a potential source of innovation and revenue growth, is attracting more acolytes. Jenny Chu, head of energy productivity initiatives for The Climate Group, talks about the evolution of the initiative and why India is home to so many official participants. 

Signals from slow-moving, self-driving shuttles (43:08)

Amid the breathless coverage about highway-class autonomous vehicles, pilot projects involving vehicles designed to handle specific urban routes and services are carving a path to the future. Anne Mellano, co-founder and vice president of operations for Swiss software firm Bestmile, offers perspective on what's being learned in testbed cities.  

*All music in this episode by Lee Rosevere ("Keeping Stuff Together," "Start the Day" and "New Day.")

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