Climate Change

Business Roundtable

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Washington DC, United States

Business Roundtable appears to be opposing the transition to a low carbon economy through their support of the Keystone XL Pipeline, hydraulic fracturing and the sustained use of coal. Furthermore, they appear to be opposing measures to reduce GHG emissions by questioning the legality of the EPA Clean Power Plan in consultation in 2014, directly advocating to President Obama in July 2015 and publicly calling for an increase in the domestic production of fossil fuels. They seem to have stated support for US energy efficiency legislation and renewable energy legislation generally. Yet this sentiment does not appear to be echoed by their President, John Engler, who has reportedly expressed opposition to corporate average fuel economy standards, in addition to global carbon tax and emissions trading. The organization's position on climate science is also somewhat ambiguous, failing to make the causal link between temperature rises and increases in GHG emissions.

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