Episode 37: Boeing's green guru; elevating 'energy productivity'
We're back with another edition of the weekly GreenBiz 350 podcast covering all things sustainable business.
Finally, follow along with the stories, companies and initiatives mentioned during the show with the guide below:
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.
Will Tesla + SolarCity = happy shareholders?
Former NRG CEO David Crane knows a thing or two about the financial stakes of the transition to renewable energy. In a new column, he analyzes what the proposed merger of two clean tech darlings — Tesla Motors and SolarCity — might mean from the perspective of investors.
Bayer and DuPont bet big on food tech
Pharmaceutical giant Bayer and chemical company DuPont might not be the first two businesses that leap to mind when you think food. As Senior Writer Barbara Grady reports, however, agriculture-focused divisions of the two multinationals are joining forces on a new ag tech fund.
An in-depth look at two stories changing the game for green business. Tune it around 16:00 and 29:00 to hear this week's features.
Forget efficiency: Welcome to the era of 'energy productivity'
If you've heard it once, you've heard it countless times: switching away from fossil fuels is important, but maximizing energy efficiency also needs to be top priority for more sustainable energy systems.
As Senior Writer Heather Clancy reports, that straightforward idea is get a revamp with the evolving school of thought around "energy productivity."
Energy storage to materials revolution, what's next in clean tech?
What's it like to help lead off sustainability efforts for a company that designs products that become part of daily life for millions of people over multiple decades?
Reporter Sureya Melkonian asked Boeing's Julie Felgar just that in a piece on Felgar's approach to the "sustainability craft."
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Technical direction for GreenBiz 350 by Sureya Melkonian.