A visit to X: the tech moonshot factory is working on climate change

Host Molly Wood speaks with Astro Teller, who leads X and whose official title is captain of moonshots. Formerly Google X, it’s the division of Alphabet devoted to moonshots — big, crazy technology bets that hopefully turn into companies. Its climate-related graduates include Dandelion, which harnesses heat from geothermal energy, and Malta, which uses salt to store excess energy produced from solar and wind farms. Teller talks about the areas of X’s work focused on climate.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.marketplace.org/shows/marketplace-tech/google-x-moonshot-factory-climate-change