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Oil Tycoon Heirs Are Seeing Green (Energy, That Is)

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No I don’t mean greenbacks.  I mean green powered energy.  Joining a movement of power investors re-directing their money to clean energy, oil-industry pioneer John D. Rockefeller’s philanthropic legacy is dumping the Texas Tea.  The Rockefeller Brother’s Fund recently announced that their $860 million charitable trust will now invest in environmental causes such as alternative energy and climate change endeavors.

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(Stephen Heintz, trust president, with Valerie Rockefeller Wayne and Steven Rockefeller. Image Credit Hiroko Masuike/The New York Times )

Read more about the Rockefeller fund and the divestment movement for climate change at The New York Times.

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