Sep 20, 2019

Climate change: Firms make green energy vows as call for action grow

Some of the world's largest firms including Amazon and Google have committed to big-spending green energy plans as calls for climate action increase. Ahead of the demonstrations, Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezos outlined new climate initiatives, including promises to make the company carbon neutral and meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement by 2040. On Thursday, Google said it would make the "Biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy in history" with a string of new solar and energy deals. Chief executive Sundar Pichai said the agreements include more than $2bn in new energy infrastructure, including millions of solar panels and hundreds of wind turbines. Swedish retailer Ikea also touted its green energy efforts.

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