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Climate One series: John Browne on engineering the future

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Enbridge's Clearbrook Terminal seen from the air
Enbridge's Clearbrook Terminal seen from the air in February 2018 during one of the company's regular right-of-way helicopter flights.
Derek Montgomery for MPR News 2018

From the Commonwealth Club of California’s “Climate One” series hosted by Greg Dalton.

Guest: John Browne, who was CEO of British Petroleum 1995-2007, is the author of a new book, “Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilization.”

Can oil companies reinvent themselves as clean energy providers? Lord John Browne attempted it over more than a decade as CEO of British Petroleum, where he led the company’s “Beyond Petroleum” rebranding campaign.

What lessons can oil companies and others looking to lead the energy transition learn from this approach? What is the future of the fossil fuel industry as the global economy runs cleaner?