Billionaire businessman Michael Bloomberg has made yet another bold move to help tackle climate change, pledging $500m towards a new campaign to close every coal-fired power station in the USA by 2030. The former New York City Mayor today announced Beyond Carbon, which he described as the largest coordinated campaign to tackle climate change every undertaken in the US, as well as backing the effort with a half a billion dollar donation.
Business Green 7th June 2019 read more »
Al Gore says Australia’s government, like his own, remains “in thrall to” the fossil fuel industry. But the former US vice-president has not lost hope, believing economic realities may ultimately force even the most obstinate of governments into creating policy capable of addressing the global climate emergency. If anything was to break the spell of the “dinosaur” industries, Gore said, it was simple economics. “The United States and Australia have some things in common,” he told Guardian Australia in Brisbane. “Both have national governments that are in thrall to the dirty fossil industries of the past.
Guardian 6th June 2019 read more »