Mike Bloomberg believes that big cities must take the lead in reducing the threat of climate change. That's why in 2007, Mike announced a revolutionary sustainability initiative: PlaNYC 2030.
A wide-ranging, comprehensive initiative, PlaNYC aims to make New York the greenest city. Already, New York City has greened 15% of its taxi fleet, planted more than 315,000 trees across the five boroughs, and adopted the nation’s most ambitious green energy code . Dozens of City buildings have improved their energy efficiency, helping reduce carbon emissions and save the taxpayers money. Mike also serves as Chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, an association of major cities around the world committed to reducing carbon emissions and slowing climate change.
A Vote for a President Who Will Lead on Climate Change
Nov. 1, 2012 Bloomberg View
The devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought to New York City and much of the Northeast - in lost lives, lost homes and lost business - brought the stakes of Tuesday's presidential election into sharp relief.
Two More Coal Burning Plants in Virginia to Close
Sep. 2, 2011 Bloomberg Philanthropies
Just a few days after the GenOn coal burning plant in Alexandria, VA announced their plan to close in October 2012, two other coal burning plants in Virginia are taking a similar path.
Op-Ed: Why America Has to Get Off Coal
Ending our reliance on coal will clean our air, improve our health, create jobs, and expand our economy. That's a reality that America has to act on -- town by town, power plant by power plant.