National Grid Urges U.S. to Stay in the Paris Agreement
LONDON, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - National Grid is publicly advocating for the United States to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement. This new step in the company’s longstanding support for the agreement follows the beginning of the United States’ formal withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement in November. The withdrawal process, if it moves forward, would be complete at this time next year.
"The scale and potential impact of the climate crisis has never been more real,” said John Pettigrew, CEO of National Grid. “At National Grid, we know we have a critical role in the acceleration toward a cleaner future and are committed to playing our part. The promise of the Paris Agreement is one of a just and prosperous world – something that can only be achieved through a collective effort of business, unions, and governments that places climate action at the heart of everything we do.”
National Grid has fully supported the Paris Climate Agreement — and its goal of limiting global temperature rise to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels — from the agreement’s inception. The company also recently announced an ambition to reduce its own greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 across their US and UK businesses. National Grid’s ambitions are in line with their commitment to helping their communities deeply decarbonize economywide in Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island.
To see the Joint Labor Union and CEO Statement on the Paris Agreement, signed by Pettigrew, please click here.
About National Grid
National Grid (NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through our networks in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. National Grid is transforming our electricity and natural gas networks with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.