Science shows that the impacts of climate change are intensifying — and that in order to avoid the worst outcomes, the world needs to move quickly toward a 100% clean energy economy. Beyond Carbon is working to drive the U.S. closer to that goal. Launched in 2019 with a $500 million investment from Mike Bloomberg and Bloomberg Philanthropies, it is the largest-ever coordinated campaign in the U.S. focused on tackling the climate crisis.. Building on the progress of the U.S. Beyond Coal campaign, which has now helped retire more than 60% of the country’s coal plants, Beyond Carbon aims to close 100% of all U.S. coal plants by 2030 and expand support for communities dependent on the coal industry; fight the construction of new gas plants that have been proposed; and help win state and local climate policy changes that bring the U.S. closer to its original Paris Agreement goals.
Energy-related CO2 emissions in million metric tons
Ongoing leadership at the local level — in states, cities, businesses, and other groups — as well as advances in clean energy technology like wind, solar, and batteries, have set the stage for this ambitious initiative.
Top photo: Albuquerque, New Mexico Mayor Tim Keller delivers remarks on Beyond Carbon at a local organizing event.