Blackrock CEO says the crisis in the price of energy is accelerating investment in green energy

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The CEO of the Blackrock investment firm said that skyrocketing energy prices were shrinking the "green premium" and causing more investment to flow into green energy sources.

Larry Fink was being interviewed by former President Bill Clinton as part of the Clinton Global Initiative when he made the comments in defense of ESG environmental scoring.

"Because of the rise in energy prices, we are certainly seeing the green premium shrink quite considerably," said Frink.

"And so the amount of investment dollars that are going into new decarbonization technologies is accelerating, and they are accelerating very rapidly," he added.

ESG, which stands for a score rating environmental, social and corporate governance values of the left, has been used to pressure companies to serve a green energy agenda. Among the most vocal of the critics of ESG implementation is Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Clinton praised Frink for being among the foremost promoters of ESG in order to reconstitute society. Despite admitting that ESG was worsening the energy crisis, Frink went on to say that the crisis was causing instability across the world.... (Read more)