President Donald Trump had been very vocal about his views on climate change. He believes it isn’t real and not worth the time, money and effort. He even signed an executive order that will undo a lot of climate change policies put into effect by the previous administration.
However, the biggest technology companies have all banded together and will not cease their efforts to combat climate change. These companies include Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.
In a combined statement to Bloomberg, it was stated that
We believe that strong clean energy and climate policies, like the Clean Power Plan, can make renewable energy supplies more robust and address the serious threat of climate change while also supporting American competitiveness, innovation, and job growth.
The tech companies have all been supportive of the environmentally friendly initiatives of the previous administration and will stick to them. They have begun switching to less harmful renewable energy sources.
Last year Apple announced that it 93% of its facilities run on renewable energy resources. Google aims to purchase enough renewable energy to meet its global energy demand for the year 2017.
These companies have even filed a brief with Washington, DC federal court of appeals. This is part of an effort to defend the Clean Power Plan (CPP) laid down by the preceding government as the current order by President Trump has called for the EPA to reverse the CPP.
The CPP was made to lower emissions of power generators by 32% by the year 2030. It is speculated that the shift in policy is to accommodate and please the fossil fuel industry and lobbyists. Even retail giant, such as Wal-Mart, Best Buy, and IKEA, have stated that they will retain clean energy standards put up by the previous administration. It seems that all sorts of private entities are dedicated to safeguard the environment and reduce their impacts on it.