Washington, July 8, 2009 — Alstom has joined the U.S. Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a coalition of industry and environmental groups committed to developing legislation to address climate change.
Commenting on the announcement, Philippe Joubert, Executive Vice President of Alstom, said, “As a global leader in developing clean power technologies, Alstom offers a full range of technologies that can help decarbonize the power generation and transportation sectors. We are delighted to join USCAP as it is a group that shares our commitment to putting forth actionable policies that reflect the scale and urgency of the climate change challenge.”
Joubert recently joined other world business and policy leaders at the World Business Summit on Climate Change in Copenhagen in calling for governments around the world to develop a market and regulatory framework that facilitates timely action on climate change.
USCAP is a non-partisan coalition of major corporations and environmental organizations that have come together to urge the federal government to quickly enact strong national legislation requiring significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. Congressmen Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Edward Markey (D-MA) have publicly stated that they used the USCAP “Blueprint for Legislative Action” as a basis for climate change legislation that recently passed the U.S. House of Representatives.
USCAP’s members include some of the largest and most prominent companies doing business in the U.S. as well as five prominent environmental organizations.
Alstom does business in 70 countries and has the largest installed capacity of any power generation equipment supplier. Alstom, which has been an active participant in policy discussions about climate change around the world, has been particularly active in the European Union, Australia and Asia—regions with particular relevance for U.S. policy makers.