Episode 262: In praise of climate lobbying, renewable aggregation deals

Energy

Week in Review

Stories discussed this week (2:00).

Features

Getting together to buy renewable energy (19:45)

Last month, life sciences company MilliporeSigma teamed up with Akamai, Synopsis and Uber to commit to buying 111 megawatts from an Enel Green Power wind-plus-solar project in Texas. We get the details from Greg Rizzo, director of origination-commercial office at Enel, and Jeffrey Whitford, head of sustainability, social business innovation and life science branding at Millipore Sigma.

Time for tech employees to speak up on climate lobbying (34:30)

Nonprofit ClimateVoice is asking workers for Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft to sign a petition urging those companies to spend at least one-in-five of their lobbying dollars this year to support “bold, just and equitable climate policy.” Executive Director Bill Weihl discusses the campaign.

*Music in this episode by Lee Rosevere: “Waiting for the Moment That Never Comes,” “Knowing the Truth,” “Thinking It Over” and “Introducing the Pre-Roll”

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