Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5m to cover US climate commitment

The contribution provides the UN Climate Change Secretariat with around 60% of the anticipated US Government support this year

UN appoints Michael Bloomberg as special climate envoy

The former mayor of New York City hopes US President Donald Trump will change his views about climate change

Michael Bloomberg pledges to pay US share of Paris climate funding

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pledged to pay around $15 million (£11.6m) to cover America’s financial commitment to the Paris climate deal. The billionaire’s charitable organisation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, will provide the funding Mr Bloomberg says the UN will lose because of President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out from the landmark Paris […]

UN makes Michael Bloomberg climate envoy

Former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg is taking up the role of Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change at the UN. The title of Special Envoy is usually reserved for former heads of state or government. He will assist the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to prod cities into combating climate change. Mr Bloomberg […]

Big Apple to turn dumping ground into solar park

A new 10MW solar array is set to be built in New York City, boosting the city’s solar energy capacity by 50%. Located on 45 acres of land at Freshkills Park, a former landfill site on Staten Island (artist’s impression, pictured), it will generate enough clean electricity to power around 2,000 homes. It is part of the PlaNYC […]

New York to LED the way on energy efficient street lighting

New York City is to lead the way on energy efficient street lighting by refitting all 250,000 of its standard streetlights with LED bulbs. The Big Apple’s scheme was announced by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan at a news conference in Brooklyn. Lights along one boulevard in the district have already […]

NYC Mayor wants 10,000 electric car charging points

The Big Apple is about to get a lot greener if its Mayor gets his way – Michael Bloomberg wants 10,000 new electric car charging spots installed around the city. If a pilot project goes to plan, New York City could get these extra charging spots over the next seven years. During a State of […]

Bloomberg grants $50m to anti-coal campaign

American billionaire entrepreneur Michael Bloomberg has donated $50 million to a campaign to cut out coal power stations in the States.The New York City Mayor’s charity group, Bloomberg Philanthropies, has given the money to the Beyond Coal Campaign. Coal makes up over a fifth of the Unites States’ energy supply, according to the International Energy […]