Unilever, VF Corp., and Mars Incorporated Join 173 Companies and Investors in Supporting EPA’s New Carbon Standard
In response to the release of a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standard to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants, more than 130 companies sent letters of support to the Obama Administration and to Senate and House majority and minority leaders.
“As businesses concerned about the immediate and long-term implications of climate change, we, the undersigned strongly support the principles behind the draft Carbon Pollution Standard for existing power plants released today,” says the company letter. “The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for existing power plants represents a critical step in moving our country towards a clean energy economy.”
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.
The Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy announced last week that under the newly unveiled Clean Power Plan our nation’s power plants will reduce carbon emissions by 30% below 2005 levels by 2020. The Clean Power Plan is the single largest action a nation has ever taken to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and Climate Declaration companies were quick to support it.
In a blog for Walden Asset Management, Anne Kelly, Director of BICEP, explains the origins and impacts of Ceres’ BICEP coalition.
Aspen Skiing Company’s Matt Hamilton, Director of Sustainability, recently traveled to Washington D.C. to lobby on Capitol Hill, asking for senators to address the damaging and accelerating impacts of climate change.