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More than 200 Companies Support EPA Clean Power Plan

Marking the end of the comment period on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, 223 companies today announced their support for EPA’s proposed carbon standard for electric power plants, including industry giants such as IKEA, Mars Inc., VF Corporation, and Nestlé. Their support was communicated in a letter sent to the EPA, the Obama Administration, and Senate and House majority and minority leaders. The letter was coordinated by the nonprofit sustainability advocacy organization, Ceres.

Marking the end of the comment period on the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, 223 companies today announced their support for EPA’s proposed carbon standard for electric power plants, including industry giants such as IKEA, Mars Inc., VF Corporation, and Nestlé. Their support was communicated in a letter sent to the EPA, the Obama Administration, and Senate and House majority and minority leaders. The letter was coordinated by the nonprofit sustainability advocacy organization, Ceres.

"As businesses concerned about the immediate and long-term implications of climate change, we strongly support the principles behind the draft Carbon Pollution Standard for existing power plants,” states the letter, signed by a broad array of manufacturers, technology firms, apparel makers and consumer brand companies. "The proposed Carbon Pollution Standard represents a critical step in moving our country towards a clean energy economy."

For the full letter and complete list of companies signing on see: https://www.ceres.org/files/bicep-files/carbon-pollution-standards-support-letter.

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BICEP Companies Advocate for Climate Action in Washington

 

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Advocating for Renewable Energy on Capitol Hill

Many major businesses produce or purchase renewable energy, and the list is growing. But there are still significant barriers in place.

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IKEA Announces Largest Wind Farm Investment to Date

IKEA continues to lead the way in business sustainability practices. Recently, IKEA announced their investment in a new, 165 MW wind farm being built in Texas, which will be the company’s largest wind investment to date.

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Companies support climate action during NYC Climate Week

Companies congregated in New York for the People’s Climate March, the launch of Climate Week, and the UN Climate Summit. Companies are taking bold steps: committing to policy advocacy, making new sustainability commitments, and calling on the world’s nations to act.

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New Belgium Supports Clean Power for the Future of Beer

Climate change impacts nearly every sector and industry of the economy, and the beer brewing industry is no exception.

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Defending AB 32 and Staying the Course

California’s AB 32 is working. The strongest climate and energy policy of any state in the nation, AB 32 has shown that programs like a cap and trade program, energy efficiency incentives, and strong renewable energy policies can build a robust and sustainable economy. That’s why BICEP members sprang into action when a bill to weaken and delay its implementation was introduced in the California legislature this year.

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