“What's important, I think, for people to recognize is it's something which has a fairly straightforward solution. You don't need to develop vaccines to stop people dying from air pollution. You need to give them clean cooking solutions.”
“Multinational companies, such as e-commerce giant Amazon and oil majors Royal Dutch Shell and BP have set net zero emission goals but will need to buy or generate carbon credits to offset the emissions they cannot cut from their operations.”
“BNEF says that companies, governments and households invested $303.5 billion in new renewable energy capacity in 2020, up 2% on the year, helped by the biggest-ever build-out of solar projects and a $50 billion surge for offshore wind. They also spent $139 billion on electric vehicles and associated charging infrastructure, up 28% and a new record.”
“Here’s more evidence the clean-tech boom is only getting bigger. Breakthrough Energy Ventures, the clean-tech venture capital fund led by Bill Gates, has raised $1 billion for a second round of investments after backing 45 startups with its first billion.”
“To achieve its goals, PepsiCo wants to focus on sustainable agriculture using low emission fertilisers, precision technology and regenerative practices to improve soil health, biodiversity and productivity; alongside maximizing efficiency in its supply chain and adopting low or zero emission fuel transport.”
"Last year, Chevron said it was investing in nuclear fusion start up Zap Energy Inc as energy companies face increasing pressure from investors to reduce emissions, spend more on low-carbon energy and disclose the impact of their fossil fuel production on climate change."
“If we want to get serious about recycling and move away from dependence on China for everything from solar panels to plastics and metals recycling, then the U.S. either has to build a better recycling system or make sustainable, single-use items that do not have to be part of a largely failed and filthy, global recycling mess.”