Finweek English Edition - - IN BRIEF - FIGHT­ING CLI­MATE CHANGE Times In­ter­na­tional Busi­ness

The amount of money (R1.8tr) 17 US com­pa­nies will in­vest to re­duce their car­bon foot­prints ahead of global cli­mate change ne­go­ti­a­tions in Paris in De­cem­ber, the

re­ported. The com­pa­nies in­clude Ap­ple, Google, Mi­crosoft, Berk­shire Hath­away and Gold­man Sachs. At the time of writ­ing, the US En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency was ex­pected to an­nounce fi­nal reg­u­la­tions by the end of July that would force US power plants to cut emis­sions by 30% from 2005 lev­els by 2030.

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