Five Power Companies Answer WWF Challenge to Commit to Clean Energy and Limits on Carbon Dioxide
Washington D.C. - Five electric power companies from across the United States today answered a challenge from World Wildlife Fund to become the first U.S. power companies to support a mandatory cap on heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions and confirm their commitment to clean energy.
"These commitments demonstrate that innovative electric companies can make the switch to clean energy and reduce heat-trapping CO2 emissions. Now energy companies and WWF are calling on the U.S. Congress to limit carbon dioxide pollution," said Ginette Hemley, managing vice president of World Wildlife Fund. "The survival of over a million species and many of the world's most biologically rich natural areas may hang in the balance, depending on whether we act responsibly now or continue to ignore global warming."