Mike Bloomberg on FERC Decision to Reject Bid Propping Up Coal and Nuclear Plants
By Mike Bloomberg - JAN. 08, 2018
FERC's rejection of Secretary Perry's proposal is a victory for consumers, the free market and clean air. Trying to prop up the coal industry by forcing American consumers to pay more for energy, and forcing them to accept more pollution in their communities, was a truly terrible idea that united conservative and liberal leaders in opposition. Cleaner forms of energy are helping to drive job growth, and if we can keep the federal government out of the way, that trend will continue -- and all Americans will share in the health and economic benefits.
U.N. Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change and President of the Board of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.
IN MIKE'S WORDS
There are so many facets to climate change that make it difficult to address, but you don’t give up just because it’s difficult. You work harder.
70% of the world's greenhouse gas emissions come from cities.
Cities also present the greatest opportunities for protecting the environment. Mayors around the world are rising to the challenge.