More than 30 Companies Walk the Talk on Climate Leadership, Calling on Congress to Support Clean Energy in COVID Relief and Recovery

Statement of Victoria Mills, Managing Director, EDF+Business

July 21, 2020
Cristina Mestre, (212) 616-1268,

“Today, 32 major energy buyers called on Congress to combat climate change while providing COVID-19 relief and putting Americans back to work. In asking lawmakers to invest in and ensure the viability of the renewable energy sector, these businesses are using their voices to advocate for policies consistent with their environmental goals. They’re also setting an example for others to follow.

“Signatories to today’s letter include Adobe, Cargill, Danone North America, Dell Technologies; DSM North America; Hewlett Packard Enterprise, LafargeHolcim, Levi Strauss & Co, Mars Incorporated, McDonald’s Corporation, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Trane Technologies, Tyson Foods, Inc, Unilever, and Yum! Brands, Inc. The Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance, a leading trade association representing over 120 organizations that purchase renewable energy, also signed.

“These major employers and energy users recognize that one of the most effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is to use renewable power, and that a vital clean energy sector is also a powerful engine for economic growth and job creation. Before the pandemic, clean energy was one of the nation’s strongest sectors, growing 70% faster than the economy as a whole. As COVID relief and stimulus packages are considered on Capitol Hill, we urge lawmakers to ensure that renewable energy is a key part of any plan for COVID relief and recovery.”

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