Climate Change


Brands and Associated Companies Elektro Iberdrola USA Scottish Power
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Bilbao, Spain
Brands and Associated Companies
Elektro, Iberdrola USA, Scottish Power
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Iberdrola is actively and positively lobbying a number of EU energy and climate policies. Iberdrola has called for ambitious EU GHG emission reduction ambition that are in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Iberdrola strongly supports the EU ETS and has advocated for reforms such as an early introduction of the Market Stability Reserve to increase the effectiveness of the trading scheme. Iberdrola has directly advocated to EU policy makers either for a strong ETS carbon pricing signal, or an economy wide carbon tax, to help finance the transition towards renewable power. Iberdrola had previously through consultation opposed separate targets for renewable energy and energy efficiency. However, more recently, as part of a ‘coalition of higher ambition’ in 2016 Iberdrola signed an open letter urging increased ambition for the EU’s 2030 legislative agenda, which includes renewable energy and energy efficiency target. In the US, an Ibederola subsidiary in 2016 actively supported Oregon’s Oregon Clean Electricity and Coal Transition Plan and in Ohio in 2014 advocated to policy makers in favour of renewable energy and energy efficiency standards. In 2016 consultations, Iberdrola advised against raising the ambition of the agreed EU energy efficiency target but set out some mixed support for measures to help reach the EU renewable energy target. Iberdrola seems to collaborate with many trade associations on climate issues including IETA and WindEurope, which support ambitious EU climate policy. However, Iberdrola CEO Joes Galan is also a member of the European Roundtable of Industrialists, which opposes reforms to increase the carbon price in the EU ETS.

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