Climate Change

Edison International

Brands and Associated Companies Southern California Edison Edison Energy
InfluenceMap Score
C+
Performance Band
75%
Organisation Score
41%
Relationship Score
Sector:
Utilities
Head​quarters:
Rosemead, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Southern California Edison , Edison Energy

Edison International has a mainly positive engagment with US climate policy through its Californian subsidiary, South Californian Edison, which has pledged strong support to ambitious action to reduce GHG emissions in the state. In 2016, Edison International CEO Pedro Pizarro warned that California will have to move 'much more aggressively' and 'sooner rather than later' to meet its GHG emission targets of 40% by 20230, but committed Edison International to being 'one of the most constructive agents of change'. On a federal level, despite in 2015 CEO Pedro Piazarro reportedly agreeing that EPA was over-reaching its legal authority in regards to the Clean Power Plan, in 2016 Southern California Edison actively intervened in legal proceedings to support the passage of the legislation. In consultation with the US Environmental Protection Agency, South Californian Edison has further advocated support for the use emissions trading rules within the federal plan. Southern Californian Edison has consistently supported SB 350, a Californian bill that includes a 50% renewable procurement target for electricity and has also argued for the electrification of California’s transportation system. Despite this, it has also actively advocated against Californian net metering policy to help subsidize distributed solar generation. In spite of its own climate policy positions, Edison International is a member of both Business Roundtable and Edison Electric Institute, two organizations that have actively opposed certain strands of climate legislation in the US.

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

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.