Climate Change

National Grid

Brands and Associated Companies National Grid USA Niagara Mohawk Power KeySpan New England Power Company
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London, United Kingdom
Brands and Associated Companies
National Grid USA, Niagara Mohawk Power , KeySpan, New England Power Company

National Grid appears to be actively and positively engaged with climate policy. In 2014 it appeared to have supported renewable energy targets in the UK and those proposed by the US EPA. This can be seen as part of a broader support for the EPA's Clean Power Plan, and their regulation of GHG emissions and energy efficiency. It appears to support carbon pricing schemes, including the UK carbon floor price and the EU ETS, which although it stated in 2014 lacked effectiveness, it has supported, in 2012 advocating that the risk of carbon leakage is not sufficient justification to abandon the scheme. National Grid appears to actively support the transition of the energy mix in the UK, although in 2013 also seem to have expressed support for policy inconsistent with this, namely an increased role for shale gas with their CEO has describing its restrictions a mistake. National Grid's rating is reduced through its membership of the Confederation of British Industry, which appears to be resisting some areas of climate regulation.

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