Shortly after the United States elected President Trump, Bill Gates, the richest man in the world, organized a group of fellow billionaires to commit to funding clean energy technology.
With Trump promising to distance himself from policies to reduce atmosphere-warming emissions, the high-profile executives announced they had started a fund of more than $1 billion to go toward low-emissions energy.
Energy efficiency is “not as exciting — it’s not as covered in the media,” said Dan Reicher of Stanford, one of the co-authors of the analysis. “People are a lot more intrigued by solar panels on the roof than by an efficient furnace in the basement.”
“These dynamics should be front-and-center for ministers meeting soon in Bonn,” Reicher said.Read More