ABCE spokesperson Christopher Van Atten said: “The rapid increase in business flocking to ABCE sends a strong signal to Congress of the strong support for meaningful and effective legislation that will drive clean technology innovation, create jobs, and address the threat of global climate change. With all of the business interest in the proceedings at Copenhagen and the increasing focus on climate change, we expect to see an additional surge in our membership over the holiday period and into January. Frankly, we have been overwhelmed by the interest in the American Businesses for Clean Energy.”
ABCE’s message is bold and clear: “We are businesses from a broad cross-section of American industry that support Congressional action to enact clean energy and climate legislation that will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Now is the time to act.”
Some of the first signatories to the ABCE pledge of support included Aspen Skiing Company, Avista, Calpine Corp., Conservation Services Group, DB Climate Change Advisors (Deutsche Bank Group), FPL Group, Gap Inc., National Grid, New York Power Authority, PNM Resources and Public Service Enterprise Group. To see a full list of companies go to: http://www.americanbusinessesforcleanenergy.org/.