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  • MOVING BEYOND CARBON: States and Markets’ Movement to Clean Energy Remains Implacable in Face of Trump Administration’s Attempts to Stall Progress

    June 24, 2019
    As American society accelerates its progress towards a clean energy, sustainable economy, and climate-protecting future, coal and oil interests and their allies are being forced to play defense.
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  • Beyond Carbon Statement on Trump Administration’s Repeal of Clean Power Plan 

    June 19, 2019
    Brynne Craig, campaign manager of Beyond Carbon, the largest ever coordinated campaign in the U.S. against the climate crisis, issued a statement in response to the Trump Administration’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan.
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  • Colorado Elected Leaders and Advocates Keep Momentum Going to Move State Beyond Carbon and Accelerate Colorado’s Movement to 100% Clean Energy Economy

    June 14, 2019
    PRESS RELEASE – Denver, CO – Today, Colorado’s elected leaders and environmental advocates gathered to celebrate recent climate and clean energy policy successes and share enthusiasm for Michael Bloomberg’s recently announced Beyond Carbon campaign to keep up the momentum of cutting carbon and transitioning to 100% renewable energy to act on climate change in Colorado. …
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  • Our Next Moonshot: Saving Earth’s Climate

    By Michael R. Bloomberg
    June 7, 2019
    Today I’m announcing that, with Bloomberg Philanthropies, I am committing $500 million to launch a new national climate initiative, Beyond Carbon. Our goal is to move the U.S. toward a 100% clean energy economy as expeditiously as possible, beginning right now. We intend to succeed not by sacrificing things we need but by investing in things we want: more good jobs, cleaner air and water, cheaper power, more transportation options, and less congested roads.
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  • The Associated Press: Michael Bloomberg to plunge $500M into clean energy effort

    By Julie Pace, The Associated Press
    June 7, 2019
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is plunging $500 million into an effort to close all of the nation’s remaining coal plants by 2030 and put the United States on track toward a 100% clean energy economy. The billionaire Bloomberg’s investment in the Beyond Carbon initiative marks the largest ever philanthropic effort to combat climate change, according to the mayor’s foundation. The organization will bypass the federal government and instead seek to pass climate and clean energy policies, as well as back political candidates, at the state and local level.
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  • Michael Bloomberg Launches Beyond Carbon, the Largest-Ever Coordinated Campaign Against Climate Change in United States

    June 7, 2019
    In a commencement address at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Michael R. Bloomberg will launch Beyond Carbon, the largest coordinated campaign to tackle climate change ever undertaken in the United States. With a $500 million investment — the largest ever philanthropic effort to fight the climate crisis — Beyond Carbon will work to ­put the U.S. on track towards a 100% clean energy economy by working with advocates around the country to build on the leadership and climate progress underway in our states, cities, and communities. Bloomberg and his foundation joined forces with the Sierra Club in 2011 to launch Beyond Coal with the goal of closing at least a third of the country’s coal plants. With 289 of 530 closed to date – more than half the country’s coal fleet – Beyond Carbon will aim to close the rest by 2030 and stop the rush to build new gas plants.
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  • The New York Times: Michael Bloomberg Promises $500 Million to Help End Coal

    By Lisa Freidman, The New York Times
    June 6, 2019
    Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, will donate $500 million to a new campaign to close every coal-fired power plant in the United States and halt the growth of natural gas, his foundation said Thursday. The new campaign, called Beyond Carbon, is designed to help eliminate coal by focusing on state and local governments. The effort will bypass Washington, where Mr. Bloomberg has said national action appears unlikely because of a divided Congress and a president who denies the established science of climate change.
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  • Mike Bloomberg announces St. Louis as a winner of the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge

    Our Highest Office, My Deepest Obligation

    By Michael R. Bloomberg
    March 5, 2019
    Beyond Carbon: a grassroots effort to begin moving America as quickly as possible away from oil and gas and toward a 100 percent clean energy economy. At the heart of Beyond Carbon is the conviction that, as the science has made clear, every year matters. The idea of a Green New Deal — first suggested by the columnist Tom Friedman more than a decade ago — stands no chance of passage in the Senate over the next two years. But Mother Nature does not wait on our political calendar, and neither can we.
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  • Forbes: Michael Bloomberg Rules Out Run For President, Announces New Climate Initiative

    By Noah Kirsch, Forbes
    March 5, 2019
    In lieu of running, Bloomberg will devote the next two years to a new initiative, Beyond Carbon, “a grassroots effort to begin moving America as quickly as possible away from oil and gas and toward a 100 percent clean energy economy.” His foundation has already worked to shutter coal-fired power plants and reduce air pollution.
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  • Reuters: Former NY Mayor Bloomberg to forgo 2020 White House bid, will focus on climate change

    By James Oliphant, Reuters
    March 5, 2019
    Rather than running, Bloomberg said he would use his massive personal fortune - estimated at more than $50 billion - to launch a new climate change push, Beyond Carbon, with the goal of moving the nation away from fossil fuels and toward clean energy sources. Bloomberg already backs another effort, Beyond Coal, dedicated to shutting down coal-fired power plants. In 2014, the United Nations appointed him the first special envoy for cities and climate change to work with cities globally to combat global warming. He has ripped Trump as a “climate denier” for pulling the United States out of the Paris climate agreement.
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