Climate Change

CLP Holdings

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Hong Kong, Hong Kong

CLP Holdings lobbying on climate change policy with mixed, and sometime contradictory, positions. CLP Holdings has communicated support for the Paris Agreement and its CEO, Richard Lancaster, backed calls in 2015 to limit global warming to 2°C. CLP Holdings has a mixed position on renewable energy policy. Its subsidiary, EnergyAustralia, strongly opposes renewable energy legislation in Australia, advocating to policymakers in 2014 to weaken renewable energy targets and in 2016 to oppose Victoria’s renewables target. Contrastingly, a 2015 consultation response by CLP Holdings suggests approval for feed-in tariffs and net-metering renewable support mechanisms in Hong Kong. EnergyAustralia also appears to have lobbied for both a weaker Australian carbon tax in 2013 and its repeal in 2014. However, since 2015, it has communicated support for an Australian GHG emissions target and in 2016 its director, Cath Tanna, advocated for a 'market-based mechanism that puts a price on carbon'. CLP Holdings does not appear to support a progressive transition of the energy mix and, despite appearing to support the substitution of coal with gas and the electrification of transportation, has advocated for a sustained role for coal in the energy mix, in particular supporting the opening of new coal power stations in 'emerging economies'. Through its subsidiary EnergyAustralia, CLP Holdings has membership of the Minerals Council of Australia and the Business Council of Australia; two organizations that have actively lobbied against climate policy in the country.

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