National Grid

InfluenceMap Score
B+
Performance Band
83%
Organisation Score
43%
Relationship Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Utilities
Head​quarters:
London, United Kingdom
Brands and Associated Companies
National Grid USA, Niagara Mohawk Power , KeySpan, New England Power Company

National Grid is positively engaged on climate policy. National Grid supported greater action on climate in the UK in the run-up to the Paris negotiations on a UN Climate Treaty in 2015 and, in 2017, called on the US to remain in the treaty. National Grid also appears to have actively supported specific climate policy and regulations. For example, in 2015, National Grid engaged in legal action to defend the US Clean Power Plan and US Group President Dean Seavers stated in 2016 that "we stand by our belief that the CPP is not only reasonable and achievable but imperative to meeting the nation's greenhouse gas commitment established at COP21." In the UK, in 2016, National Grid produced research encouraging increased action from UK policymakers on renewable energy in order to ensure the country's renewables targets are to be met. The company also appears to actively support the transition of the energy mix, including the decarbonization of the transport sector and in 2018 has directly engaged UK politicians to support bringing forward a ban on new petrol and diesel cars by a decade.

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 Regulation 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 NA
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 1 0 1 NA
GHG Emission Standards 0 1 2 2 2 2 1 NA
Disclosure on Relationships 0 NS 2 NA NA NA NS NA
Climate Lobbying Governance NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Strength of Relationship
STRONG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WEAK
 
42%
 
42%

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.