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Washington Can’t Kill Solar Power: 6 Reasons to Be Optimistic About the Future of Solar

By: Mike Bloomberg
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The Trump administration recently announced that the U.S. will be implementing a steep tariff on solar panel imports. Taxing those solar panels up to 30 percent will destroy U.S. jobs, because far more Americans are involved in installing and maintaining panels than in manufacturing them. It will also raise Americans’ electric bills, by making the energy marketplace less competitive. And it will hurt our environment and public health, by slowing the transition away from heavily polluting, carbon-emitting fossil fuels.

Mike Bloomberg and FSB Chair Mark Carney Announce Growing Support for the TCFD on the Two-Year Anniversary of the Paris Agreement

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Paris, December 12, 2017 – Two hundred thirty-seven companies with a combined market capitalization of over $6.3 trillion have publicly committed to support the Task Force on Climaterelated Financial Disclosures (TCFD). This includes over 150 financial firms, responsible for assets of over $81.7 trillion. The TCFD announced the growing support at the One Planet Summit hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron celebrating the two year anniversary of the Paris Agreement. The Task Force, led by Michael R.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Signs on as Headline Sponsor of 2018 Climate Leadership Conference

US Climate Alliance Joins as Government Partner as States, Cities and Businesses Step up on Climate Action
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WASHINGTON, December 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) and The Climate Registry (TCR) are pleased to announce that Bloomberg Philanthropies will serve as headline sponsor of the 2018 Climate Leadership Conference. Bloomberg Philanthropies is stepping in to fill the void left by long-time sponsor, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which announced in August that it was discontinuing its support. At the conference, Bloomberg Philanthropies will work with climate leaders to advance America’s Pledge, an initiative co-chaired by Michael R.

New Talks on Paris Climate Pact Are Set, and That’s Awkward for U.S.

By Lisa Friedman
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Mike Bloomberg says the debate over Trump's intentions should not be a distraction from the urgent business of addressing climate change. "We have to act for our children and grandchildren," Mike urges in this New York Times article.

Bloomberg’s New European Headquarters Rated World’s Most Sustainable Office Building

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Originally posted on www.bloomberg.com

LONDON, October 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Opening later this month in the City of London, Bloomberg’s new European headquarters is the world’s most sustainable office building, as designed. The building achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating against the BREEAM sustainability assessment method, with a 98.5% score. This is the highest design-stage score ever achieved by any major office development.

Bloomberg Signs Amicus Brief Opposing Trump's Travel Ban

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Originally posted on www.insidesources.com

While often rivals in business, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are among 161 tech companies collectively asking the Supreme Court to strike down the Trump administration’s second travel ban. The companies range from sharing economy businesses Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb, to the entertainment giant Netflix, to the internet provider Verizon, to music streamers Pandora and Spotify.

After Hurricane Irma, Bloomberg Heads to USVI to Raise Awareness

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St. John and St. Thomas, two islands in the U.S. Virgin Islands, were devastated by Hurricane Irma. A week later, the recovery efforts are just getting underway, thanks to private efforts.

Watch: Mike Bloomberg on NBC's Meet the Press to talk about the devastation in the US Virgin Islands.

Innovators Crisscross the U.S. in Eight Week Sprint

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Originally posted on www.bloomberg.org

2,000 hours of skills-building workshops, delivered to more than 3,000 municipal leaders in 300 cities across 45 states. All in eight short summer weeks.

Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg Philanthropies Invest $10m to Bring Small-Business Program to Baltimore

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Originally posted on www.baltimoresun.com

Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg Philanthropies are scheduled to announce a $10 million investment Wednesday to launch a training and loan program for small businesses in Baltimore.

The program, called 10,000 Small Businesses, is intended to give small businesses a jolt of energy, new ideas — and maybe a little cash — to jump-start growth and spur hiring.

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