The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance calls on the federal government to enact policies to accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon power sector

Does this action support or obstruct progress on climate policy?

January 25th, 2021

What happened

The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance (REBA), a coalition consisting of 23 of America’s largest energy buyers issued a statement calling on the federal government to implement policies aimed at decarbonizing the power sector.

The companies’ statement outlines specific federal policies to support issues such as grid decarbonization, resilience and affordability.

Our rating

By issuing this statement, REBA member companies are taking a step beyond procuring their own renewable energy. They are creating a roadmap to engage in and advocate for these key policy strategies that will accelerate the transition to a zero-carbon power sector.

According to our expert…

“These companies are all large energy consumers, many with their own ambitious clean energy and climate goals. This gives them significant leverage on Capitol Hill, and the ability to have an outsized impact that accelerates our transition to a clean energy future.”

Victoria Mills, head of EDF’s corporate climate policy program

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“The most powerful tool that companies have to fight climate change is their political influence.”
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