Climate Change


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Lisbon, Portugal

EDP is actively and positively lobbying a number of climate and energy policies. EDP supports the Paris Agreement and, in Europe and the US, has directly for more ambitious emission reduction targets. EDP supports progressive reform of the EU Emission Trading Scheme and, in 2015 advocated for increasing the EU ETS Linear Reduction Factor and a timely introduction the Market Stability Reserve. EDP's CEO António Mexia, who is the president of Eurelectric, has reportedly caused tension within the European utility sector for his support for binding renewable energy targets, whilst other companies have opposed them. In a 2016 EU consultation on the EU Renewable Energy Directive, EDP stated it support for a renewables target, along with penalties for countries not meeting targets, and market intervention to ensure successful renewable proliferation. In the US, in a 2014 consultation EDP supported increasing the ambitions of both renewable energy and GHG emissions reduction targets within the Clean Power Plan. CEO António Mexia has further stated his support for the immediate decarbonization of the economy and EDP has advocated to policymakers for measures to aid the electrification of transportation, although has also expressed some support for unconventional oil and gas production.

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

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.