Climate Change


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San Francisco, United States

PG&E is actively lobbying US climate change related legislation, in particular in California, with mostly supportive positions. They appear to back a clean energy mix. Through their news wire ‘Currents’, they applauded Senate Bill SB 350 (Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act of 2015) that includes targets to increase the percentage of renewables in the energy mix to 50% by 2030 and to double existing energy efficiency targets. PG&E have supported the bill stating it is 'a call PG&E is glad to answer.' They also appear to endorse the use of carbon trading mechanisms to reach emission reduction targets set under California Assembly Bill 32 (Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006). In 2016 PG&E took legal action to support the US Clean Power Plan, having also supported the inclusion of model rules to encourage trading based state compliance plans in a 2016 consultation. PG&E support renewable energy targets, however they have called for the end of subsidies for home owned solar power arguing that owners of home solar need to pay their share for the upkeep of the grid. PG&E 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 2 NS 2 2 1 NS NA
Climate Science Stance 1 2 NA NS 1 1 1 NA
Need for climate regulations NA NS NS NS NS NS NS NA
UN Treaty Support 1 1 NS NS 1 1 NS NA
Transparency on Legislation 1 NA 1 NA NA NA 0 NS
Carbon Tax NS 1 NA NS NS NS NS NA
Emissions Trading 1 2 NS 1 1 2 NS NA
Energy Efficiency Standards 1 2 1 -2 0 0 NS NA
Renewable Energy Legislation 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 NA
Energy Policy and Mix 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 NA
GHG Emission Standards 2 2 2 2 1 1 NS NA
Disclosure on Relationships -1 NS 1 NA NA NA NS NS
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.