Getting around the world when it's often difficult getting around the house.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
I don't always do this, but...
I think this is wonderful news, and what better way to disseminate it than on my very-little-read-any-more Unfittie's Blog?
Okay, yes, much better ways do exist, but here you are...feel free to share.
Here's some great news to brighten your weekend.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has sold off its entire $187m investment in BP. There's no word from them on why, but it certainly looks like the foundation is quietly getting out of fossil fuel companies. Since 2014, it has dropped 85% of such investments it had held.
Bill Gates says he's not keen on the divestment argument but we know that the pressure you've put on the foundation through Keep it in the Ground - as well as the folks at Gates Divest in Seattle and the wider divestment movement - has been having an impact behind the scenes.
and last Sunday, Germany powered almost all its electricity needs from clean sources. There was so much renewable energy on the grid that at several times in the day, power prices turned negative - effectively paying consumers to use it.