Climate Change

Consolidated Edison

InfluenceMap Score
C+
Performance Band
69%
Organisation Score
51%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Utilities
Head​quarters:
New York, United States

Consolidated Edison, or Con Edison, has a limited engagment with climate change policy but appears to be lobbying on New York state legislation with predominately supportive positions. Con Edison, in alliance with the Solar Progress Partnership, has advocated in favor of distributed solar legislation in New York. In a 2016 consultation response Con Edison proposed the continuation of New York net metering policies, although supported a structured transition to reduce solar subsidies after 2020. In a 2017 consultation response, Con Edison declared support for New York's Clean Energy Standard, with evidence also suggesting its backing New York solar energy targets. Despite this, Con Edison appears to oppose public purchasing agreements for renewables and has critised the 'higher cost and uncertainty related to them'. Evidence suggests Con Edison supports New York state GHG emissions standards. It has also consistently advocated in favor of a low-carbon transition, including support for measures such as the expansion of smart grids, the electrification of transportation. However, in spite of its own climate positions, Con Edison is a member of the Edison Electric Institute, which is negatively lobbying on a number of US climate change policies, including support for distributed energy generation and the Clean Power Plan.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 2 NS NS NS NS NS 2 NA
Climate Science Stance NS NS NA NS NS NS NS NA
Need for climate regulations NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Transparency on Legislation -2 NA -1 NA NA NA NS NS
Carbon Tax NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation -1 1 NS 2 0 NS NS NA
Energy Policy and Mix NS 1 NS 1 1 1 NS NA
GHG Emission Standards NS NS NS NS 1 1 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships 1 NS -1 NA NA NA NS NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
50%

How to Read our Relationship Score Map

In this section, we depict graphically the relationships the corporation has with trade associations, federations, advocacy groups and other third parties who may be acting on their behalf to influence climate change policy. Each of the columns above represents one relationship the corporation appears to have with such a third party. In these columns, the top, dark section represents the strength of the relationship the corporation has with the influencer. For example if a corporation's senior executive also held a key role in the trade association, we would deem this to be a strong relationship and it would be on the far left of the chart above, with the weaker ones to the right. Click on these grey shaded upper sections for details of these relationships. The middle section contains a link to the organization score details of the influencer concerned, so you can see the details of its climate change policy influence. Click on the middle sections for for details of the trade associations. The lower section contains the organization score of that influencer, the lower the more negatively it is influencing climate policy.