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Forget Electric Cars. United Is Betting On Electric Planes. – WBEZ

As airlines face increased pressure from customers and shareholders to reduce carbon emissions, Chicago-based United Airlines recently purchased more than 100 electric-powered planes.

Reset finds out what this purchase may foretell for the move towards renewable energy for United and other airlines.

GUESTS: Karen Weigert, executive vice president, Slipstream; former chief sustainability officer, city of Chicago

Angela Foster-Rice, senior vice president of strategic business development, Everland; former sustainability director, United Airlines

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