Climate Change

Dominion Resources

Brands and Associated Companies Dominion Generation Dominion Energy Dominion Exploration and Production
InfluenceMap Score
D-
Performance Band
47%
Organisation Score
30%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Utilities
Head​quarters:
Richmond, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Dominion Generation, Dominion Energy, Dominion Exploration and Production
Official Web Site:

Dominion Energy is lobbying US climate policy with mainly negative policy positions. Dominion Energy has stated that it supports climate change policy and has stated that it has a neutral position on the Clean Power Plan. However it has criticized the "greater and unreasonable" emissions reductions proposed for Virginia and North Carolina under the Clean Power Plan and advocated for the use of carbon intensity or rate as a reductions benchmark in the plan, not overall carbon levels, weakening the ambition legislation. Dominion Energy appears to have a mixed position on renewable energy legislation. It has stated strong support for state renewable portfolio standards in Virginia and North Carolina, however has advocated weakening renewable portfolio standards in the Clean Power Plan in consultations in 2014 and 2016 and lobbied in support of legislation in 2015 to increase costs for homeowners using distributive solar generation. Despite communicating support for the transition from coal to gas, Dominion Energy does not appear to support a low carbon energy transition and has criticised the ambition of the energy transition envisaged by the Clean Power Plan. in 2015 Dominion's CEO, Thomas Farrell stated fossil fuels will make up 75-80% of the US energy mix for 'at least the next several decades'. Dominion is a member of a number of US trade associations who are aggressively opposing US Climate Policy, including the US Chamber of Commerce And the Consumer Energy Alliance.

QUESTIONS SOURCES Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures EU Register
Climate Science Transparency 0 NS NS NS -1 NS NS NA
Climate Science Stance NS NS NA NS NS NS 0 NA
Need for climate regulations 1 NS NS 1 NS NS 1 NA
UN Treaty Support NS NS NS NS NS 0 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation 1 NA -2 NA NA NA NS NS
Carbon Tax NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading NS NS NS 0 0 NS NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards NS NS NS 0 NS NS NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 2 NS NS 0 -2 NS 1 NA
Energy Policy and Mix 0 0 NS -1 -1 0 NS NA
GHG Emission Standards 0 -1 NS 0 0 0 0 NA
Disclosure on Relationships 1 NS -2 NA NA NA NS NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
15%
 
30%
 
50%
 
24%

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.