Bill Gates Leads Unprecedented Coalition to Fund Green Technologies

The business leader and philanthropist makes a big announcement during COP21.

The Specifics

Gates hopes to pour in billions of dollars to new companies and research efforts that are involved in developing technologies that bring clean energy to all aspects of our lives.

Who’s Involved?

What’s in It for Us?

In a report on the coalition’s site, Gates writes, “1 billion people lack access to the most basic energy services.”

The investment group aims to make zero-carbon energy available to everyone. One example of a technology he hopes to make available for wide use is solar paint. It could power homes and cars and could be easily implemented. The challenge is to make it safe to use, he says.