Sixty percent of the largest U.S. companies have now set climate and energy goals to increase their use of renewable energy. The problem is that they face several market challenges in actually reaching these goals. wri and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released the Corporate Renewable Energy Buyers’ Principles, which aims to overcome the challenges large renewable energy buyers are facing. Twelve large companies with substantial renewable energy targets – including General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, Facebook, and Walmart – are participating.
While the climate change debate continues in some quarters in Washington, the impact of sea-level rise cut across political divides at the “Rising to the Challenge” conference in Norfolk, Virginia, earlier this month.