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BICEP is an advocacy coalition of businesses committed to working with policy makers to pass meaningful energy and climate legislation that will enable a rapid transition to a low-carbon, 21st century economy that will create new jobs and stimulate economic growth while stabilizing our planet’s fragile climate.

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BICEP Companies Commit to Climate Action

BICEP was founded on the belief that the energy and climate challenges facing the United States present vast opportunities, along with urgent risks, for U.S. businesses. Learn more about our work.

BICEP was founded on the belief that the energy and climate challenges facing the United States present vast opportunities, along with urgent risks, for U.S. businesses. We are driven by principles that:

  • Promote Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
  • Increase Investment in a Clean Energy Economy
  • Support Climate Change Adaptation, Technology Transfer and Forest Preservation

Our members are among the 365+ businesses and investors who support the Clean Power Plan. What’s more – their support is paralleled by the dozens of states that are developing plans to diversify their energy portfolios, all while boosting their attractiveness to companies and employees who embrace clean energy solutions.

The merits of the Clean Power Plan were recently challenged by a Supreme Court stay, however business and investor leaders plan to continue the path toward a clean energy economy. Read their statements.

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The support doesn't stop there. During the UNFCCC Climate talks in Paris, BICEP members and colleagues joined together at the U.S. Center to discuss how corporate action on climate policy can lead to real change. Moderated by Ceres President Mindy Lubber, panelists included executives from Dignity Health, VF Corporation, Mars Incorporated, Facebook, and CalSTRS. The discussion came on the heels of the White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge, signed by 154 companies across the U.S. representing more than $4.2 trillion in annual revenue.

We believe the clean energy economy is inevitable and irreversible, but there’s more to be done. Get involved by joining BICEP and by signing our Climate Declaration.

 

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Post-Paris: There is No Denying the Clean Energy Future

On February 9, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling to pause implementation of the Clean Power Plan while the lower court reviews the legality of the regulations. The “stay” of the rule means that the EPA may not enforce the Clean Power Plan pending the resolution of the case on the merits. While the ultimate legal outcome is unclear at this point, what is very clear is that the pace and scale of the transition to a thriving, clean economy is now undeniable, irresistible, and inevitable.

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The State of Play: How Companies Can Advocate for Clean Energy in the States

State-level support for clean energy is critical at a time when federal level policies are difficult to move in Washington D.C.. Moreover, state governments have the power to significantly advance—or cripple—development of renewable energy and energy efficiency within their boundaries.

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Vulcan Inc. Takes On Federal Coal Leasing to Tackle Climate Change

BICEP member Vulcan Inc. and its CEO – philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul G. Allen – have long been advocating for reform of the federal coal-leasing program. Last month, the Administration listened and took action.

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VF Corporation Commits to 100 percent Renewable Energy

Joining the White House’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge this December, BICEP member VF Corporation announced a bold commitment to source 100 percent renewable energy at its owned and operated facilities by 2025 and to develop science-based goals to support additional emission reductions throughout their operations.

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Gap Inc. Ups Ante for GHG Goals in Global Facilities

BICEP member Gap Inc. flew past its 20 percent greenhouse gas reduction target for 2015. Now, the parent company of Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic has set itself a worthy new target: halving its emissions by 2020.

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