Climate Change


Brands and Associated Companies Exelon Nuclear Partners Exelon PowerLabs Constellation Commonwealth Edison
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Chicago, United States
Brands and Associated Companies
Exelon Nuclear Partners, Exelon PowerLabs, Constellation, Commonwealth Edison

Exelon is actively lobbying US climate change policy with mostly positive, although sometimes mixed, positions. Exelon communicates a clear position in support of climate change science and its consultation responses suggest consistent support for action on climate change through enacting government policy measures. Exelon is an advocate for the Clean Power Plan and has supported it in consultation responses and through its public communications. In particular, Exelon has supported the inclusion of a carbon tax in the plan, as well as a clean energy credit scheme to explan state support for renewable energy to also encompass hydroelectric and nuclear energy power. Exelon supported the 2016 Illinois Future Energy Jobs Bill which strengthened energy efficiency standards and supported solar rebates, but only after it successful persuaded policy makers to expand the related low-carbon portfolio standards to included nuclear energy. Exelon also appears to support the 2016 New York Clean Energy Standard and a federal solar investment tax credit. However, Exelon does not appear to support other forms of renewable policy and has supported anti-distributive solar legislation whilst opposing the federal wind production tax credit. Whilst Exelon clearly supports measures to aid the decarbonization of the power sector, evidence suggests that it favors measures that promote nuclear power over renewable energy. Exelon is a member of both the US Chamber of Commerceand Edison Electric Institute; two organizations that have aggressively opposed certain strands of US climate policy.

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