The world’s biggest automakers are suddenly under threat from consumer technology companies in Silicon Valley. Are they up to the challenge?

This week, we talk with Anand Shah, the leader of the autonomous mobility unit at Albright Stonebridge Group. Anand previously worked at Audi and the BMW group, where he analyzed all the forces changing the auto industry. We’ll discuss those forces, which include autonomous driving, electrification and ride sharing.

In the second half of the show, we’ll talk about some positive developments for renewable energy tax credits. We’ll also look at the details of the international climate deal signed in Paris.

This podcast is sponsored by Huawei Technologies, a leading global ICT solutions provider. Huawei is proud to offer its FusionSolar PV solution -- a unique approach to integrating, optimizing and digitizing solar-power plants.

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