"Commit to reducing emissions throughout the world, including providing $200 billion to the Green Climate Fund, rejoining the Paris Agreement, and reasserting the United States' leadership in the global fight against climate change. Transform our energy system to 100 percent renewable energy and create 20 million jobs needed to solve the climate crisis." -- Sen. Bernie Sanders, 16 years as Vermont's congress member in the House of Representatives.
"Restore America's leadership in fighting the global climate crisis and propel the U.S. toward a 100 pct clean energy future while making environmental justice a national priority. Ensure 100 pct of new vehicles are pollution-free by 2035, 'green' our buildings and invest in projects to reduce and protect against climate impacts, including wildfires." -- Michael Bloomberg, NY business tycoon, philanthropist and three term mayor of New York City.
"We must turbocharge our efforts to address climate change and ensure that every American has access to clean drinking water, clean air, and an environment free from pollutants. Reduce greenhouse emissions and speed the transition to low-carbon shipping aviation and electric cars." -- Joe Biden, Former senator from Delaware and two-term Vice President under President Barak Obama.
The above talking points are sourced from each candidate's website. Each candidate's position is posted in no particular order of preference and no endorsement for any candidate is intended.
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The CLeantech 100 features the private, independent, for-profit companies best positioned to solve tomorrow's clean technology challenges. This year marks the 10th edition of the list.
Concrete is the second most abundant man-made material in the world, and cement, its key ingredient, is responsible for an estimated 7 pct of global CO2 emissions. CarbonCure's proprietary technology uses recycled CO2 to improve the manufacturing process of concrete, while reducing the carbon footprint of the resulting concrete products.
CarbonCure is a recognized leader in the global CO2 Capture and Utilization (CCU) industry, estimated to be valued at $1 trillion by 2030.
The CarbonCure Technology is being used by more than 100 concrete producers across North America to reduce concrete's carbon footprint, create new production cost savings and gain a competitive sales advantage. The company is a recognized leader in the growing industry of CO2-utilization, which is expected to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2030. CarbonCure is also one of 10 finalists in the $20 million NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE challenge, and is a portfolio company of Breakthrough Energy Ventures, which is backed by Bill Gates, Vinod Khosla, Sir Richard Branson, Jeff Bazos, Michael Bloomberg and other business leaders.
(Source: CarbonCure Technologies, PR, 29 Jan., 2019)
Contact: CarbonCure Technologies, Robert Niven, CEO, (902) 442-4020, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.carboncure.com;
NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE, www.carbon.xprize.org; Breakthrough Energy Ventures, www.b-t.energy/ventures
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Pittsburgh will use the money to create and implement a building energy benchmarking policy, develop a statewide clean energy financing program, scale renewable power through community solar programs, encourage a shift in transportation energy use operation, and reduce over-all energy consumption by 50 pct.
About 100 of America's largest cities applied to the challenge, submitting bold plans to cut carbon emissions, Bloomberg said. All aimed to reduce air pollution and citywide emissions with specific projects to reform transit and buildings sectors -- two areas traditionally responsible for 80 pct of all citywide emissions.
Atlanta, Los Angeles, Portland, San Diego, San Jose and Seattle were also Challenge winners. (Source: Bloomberg Philanthropies, TRIB Live, 21 Oct., 2018) Contact: Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge, www.bloomberg.org/program/environment/climatechallenge
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The Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund was created to accelerate the world's transition to clean energy, and is backed by Bill Gates, Vinod Khosla, Sir Richard Branson, Jeff Bazos, Michael Bloomberg and other business leaders.
The round includes the GreenSoil Building Innovation Fund and a follow-on investment by the Industrial, Clean and Energy Technology Venture Fund of BDC Venture Capital. Investors from prior rounds include: Pangaea Ventures, 350 Capital, Innovacorp, Brightpath Capital Partners, Neo Ventures, the Shaw Group, Power Generations, and Carmanah Management.
According to CarbonCure CEO Rob Nixon, CarbonCure "made it simple and profitable for the construction industry to build resilient structures with lower CO2 emissions. Every tonne of CO2 utilized in concrete production with the CarbonCure Technology results in a multiplier effect that saves an additional 28 tonnes of CO2 and over $3,100 in production efficiencies. This strategic investment allows CarbonCure to scale our impact by expanding into international markets and commercializing new value-added solutions for the concrete industry that further improve its sustainability and production efficiencies."
With its expanded portfolio of technologies and entry into international markets, CarbonCure has the potential to reduce up to 700 megatonnes of embodied carbon emissions each year.
(Source: CarbonCure, PR, 26 Sept., 2018) Contact: Greensoil Building Innovation Fund, www.greensoil-investments.com; Breakthrough Energy Ventures, www.b-t.energy/ventures; CarbonCure, Robert Niven, CEO, (902) 442-4020, email@example.com, www.carboncure.com
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According to Bloomberg, "The US pledged to work with the rest of the world to fight climate change under the Paris Agreement, and that includes providing our fair share of the funding to help countries reach their goals.
Our foundation will uphold our promise to cover any cuts to UN climate funding by the (US) Federal government -- and the American people will uphold our end of the Paris Agreement, with or without Washington."
(Source: Bloomberg Philanthropies Foundation, UN Environment. 23 April, 2018) Contact: Bloomberg Philanthropies Foundation, www.bloomberg.org
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Former NYC Mayor and billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg commenting on Trump White House climate advisor George David Banks' promoting clean coal at COP23 conference in Bonn
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"We (the coalition) should have a seat at the (COP23) table and the ability to work with our peers in other nations. That is the aim of our pavilion." -- Former NYC Mayor, billionaire philanthropist Michael Bloomberg launching AMERICAS PLEDGE a coalition of cities, states and businesses representing more than half of the US economy in Boon, 11 Nov., 2017.
Bloomberg, the UN climate body's special envoy for cities, said non-state actors had already taken the US "half way" to meeting the national carbon-cutting pledge made under former president Barack Obama: a 26-28 pct cut in emissions from 2005 levels by 2025.
The Bloomberg initiative comes on the heels of the Trump administration's announcement that it will begin an appeal of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan mandating 32 pct cuts in CO2 emissions by 2030. (Source: Bloomberg.com, 12 Oct., 2017)
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"The ($15 million Bloomberg Philanthropies) pledge aims to fill a significant funding gap that comes as a result of President Donald Trump's announced withdrawal from the Paris agreement and proposed steep budget cuts for international programs, including on climate," -- Michael Bloomberg, Bloomberg Philanthropies.
Bloomberg's $15 million pledge aims to "support the operations" of the United Nation's Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the UN agency that coordinates the Paris pact.
"Protecting our planet and driving economic growth are critical to our future, and they aren't mutually exclusive. I deeply disagree with the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement." -- Bob Iger, CEO, Disney
"Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world," -- Elon Musk, CEP, Tesla Motors
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