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Climate One series: John Browne on engineering the future

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Enbridge's Superior Terminal receives the majority of its oil from Canada.
Enbridge's Superior Terminal as seen from the air Monday, February 12, 2018 over Superior, Wisc.
Derek Montgomery for MPR News

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?