Anne Kelly of Ceres: “Businesses…increasingly recognizing that the low-carbon economy is inevitable, and frankly irresistible”

With international climate talks (COP 21) underway in Paris, the need to switch from a carbon-based economy to a clean, sustainable one is a central focus around the world. In that context, check out this fascinating conversation between Bridgette Borst of Tigercomm and Anne Kelly, Senior Program Director for Public Policy at Ceres, regarding how businesses are joining the conversation around climate solutions and taking action. According to Anne Kelly:

  • “Businesses, like governments, are increasingly recognizing that the low-carbon economy is inevitable, and frankly irresistible.”
  • “Businesses and investors have really gotten behind the Clean Power Plan. Hundreds of them, with facilities in all 50 states, recently sent letters to the governors of those states, urging them to quickly implement the state plans, which the law requires and to implement them in a timely manner.”
  • “…the [Clean Power Plan] allows states to come up with their own energy portfolios and plans to meet the emission reduction goals in the rule. States that take a proactive approach to meeting their targets will really be in the best position to take advantage of the economic benefits of clean energy.

As Bridgette Borst notes, it’s “very encouraging to know that these big companies are playing such a huge role in taking action on climate change” and switching to a clean energy economy!

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