Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft say they will continue their efforts to combat climate change, Bloomberg reports, even after President Donald Trump signed a sweeping executive order that will undo a series of climate regulations put in place by the Obama administration.
In a joint statement provided to Bloomberg, the tech companies said: “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.”
Trump’s executive order targets the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which ordered power generators to reduce carbon emissions by 32 percent by 2030. The order, signed Tuesday, instructed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin the process of reversing the CPP, which could still take several years.
Apple, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have supported Obama’s climate policies in …