Episode 34: Apple's new energy business; national security meets climate

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Episode 34: Apple's new energy business; national security meets climate

GreenBiz 350 sustainable business environmental podcast

Energy paradigms are changing. The results are evident from a familiar tech giant wading into clean energy sales, the state of Hawaii investing in ocean-aided power generation and the Pentagon turning to climate-resilient renewable electricity as a way to gird national security.

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GreenBiz week in review

Tune in at 2:00 minutes into the episode for a weekly roundup of the news you need to know about.

Ocean energy catches a wave

When you're on an island, water is sometimes easier to come by than land. Senior Writer Heather Clancy dives into the role could the vast ocean could play in helping the state of Hawaii hit an ambitious clean energy goals: "Ocean energy: Will Hawaii take the plunge?"

Mapping supply chains with Marks & Spencer

Could one of the first steps toward better transparency in sprawling global supply chains be pinpointing all the places we should be watching? Senior Editor Lauren Hepler explores in the story "Mapping supply chains with megaretailer Marks & Spencer."

10 climate apps to download now

Up next in the category of technology poised to make an impact on scaling sustainability: Senior Writer Mike Hower's list of "10 climate change-fighting energy apps to tap."

Featured stories

An in-depth look at two stories changing the game for green business. Tune it around 14:40 and 36:30 to hear this week's features.

Pentagon meets tree hugger? A strategy for security, prosperity and resilience

Gone are the days of climate change being relegated to hippie protests. A future marked by more volatile weather, destabalization of global commodity flows and uncertain energy prospects has big implications for governments, businesses and people everywhere.

As Executive Editor Joel Makower explains in a new book co-authored by former Marine Colonel Mark 'Puck' Mykleby and his co-director of the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University, Patrick Doherty, a new grand strategy for America could help turn the tide.

Apple launches its own energy company

What do iPhones have to do with solar farms? Up until now, Apple has focused mostly on powering its offices, retail stores and some supply chain outposts with clean power.

Last week, however, the company disclosed in a U.S. federal filing that it has quietly created an energy-focused subsidiary that now wants to be allowed to sell excess renewable power. Senior Editor Lauren Hepler delves into what's going on: "Why Apple's new energy business should scare utilities."

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On the Verge

What happens when tech and sustainability collide? Find out at VERGE Hawaii June 21-23 in Honolulu. Can't make it? Mark your calendar for VERGE 2016, happening Sept. 19-22 in Santa Clara, California.

Free online events

Can't make it to Honolulu next week for VERGE Hawaii? Don't miss our free mainstage livestream, where viewers will have the chance to ask questions of speakers in real time. Then, on June 28, a separate webcast will cover the topic of "Putting Innovation to Work within Employee Sustainability Initiatives."

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