National Petroleum Council (NPC)

InfluenceMap Score
D-
Performance Band
42%
Organisation Score
Modifications to InfluenceMap Scoring
Sector:
Energy
Head​quarters:
Washington DC, United States

The National Petroleum Council (NPC) does not appear to lobby specific climate change policy but is actively involved in attempting to shape the direction of U.S Energy Policy. Through reports produced at request of the US Energy Secretary, such as a 2011 report that strongly encouraged increased exploitation of US oil & gas reserves, including those that require unconventional production techniques, the NPC has strongly encouraged a policy direction consistent with the maintenance a high GHG emissions energy mix. Although the report suggested the need for a market-based carbon pricing mechanism to help reduce GHG emissions, it suggested that the ambition of such a policy should be in line with increased natural gas production. The report further appeared to advise against additional policy to support renewable energy and advocated for weaker clean energy standards by arguing that gas should qualify as a clean energy. In 2015, the NPC released another report focusing specifically on the exploitation of fossil fuels from the US's artic territory that encouraged a policy route based on a sustained role for oil and gas in the US's long term energy mix. A separate report, released in 2012, focused on alternative-fuel vehicles and appeared not to support the timely decarbonization of the transport sector, finding, according to co-author and executive of Toyota Motor Corp Bill Reinert, that the internal-combustion engine will remain the "dominant propulsion system for decades to come."

QUERIES
DATA SOURCES
Main Web Site Social Media CDP Responses Legislative Consultations Media Reports CEO Messaging Financial Disclosures
Communication of Climate Science
NS NS NS NS NS -2 NS
Alignment with IPCC on Climate Action
-1 NS NA NS -1 -2 NS
Supporting the Need for Regulations
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Support of UN Climate Process
NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
Transparency on Legislation
0 NA NS NA NA NA NS
Carbon Tax
0 NS NS 1 NS NS NS
Emissions Trading
0 NS NS NS NS NS NS
Energy and Resource Efficiency
NS NS NS 1 NS NS NS
Renewable Energy
-1 NS NS NS NS NS NS
Energy Transition & Zero Carbon Technologies
-2 -2 NS -2 -2 -2 NS
GHG Emission Regulation
0 NS NS NS NS NS NS
Disclosure on Relationships
1 NS NS NA NA NA NS