Adam Galica | CNBC
Bill Gates wants to do his part to try to reduce the impact of global warming. He just published a book on climate change. It turns out that he has also changed parts of his life to reduce his carbon emissions.
In Gates’ latest Ask-Me-Anything session on Reddit Friday, a user asked the Microsoft co-founder of What People Can Do to Reduce Their Carbon Emissions. Among other things, he recommended that people consume less.
Another user responded by asking what he was doing to consume less.
“On a personal level, I do a lot more,” Gates wrote. “I drive electric cars. I have solar panels at home. I eat synthetic meat (sometimes!). I buy green aviation fuel. I pay for the direct air collection by Climeworks. I help finance low cost electric heat pumps in housing to replace natural gas. “
In November, Gates made headlines after announcing that more than half of all business trips would leave after the coronavirus pandemic. On Friday he showed how this can manifest in his own schedule.
“I plan to fly a lot less now that the pandemic has shown we can get by with less travel,” he wrote. Microsoft is creating the Teams app which allows employees to chat and meet in video calls. Although Gates has left Microsoft’s year, he remains a Microsoft investor and he still reviews the products the company is developing.
Gates also mentioned programs he is involved in to promote green efforts.
“I created Revolutionary energy including the Venture Fund, Fellows and Catalyst to help with the climate, “he writes.” For me, innovation is what will deliver services to all without emissions.