Exelon, PSEG, and Raytheon Meet GHG Reduction Goals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Climate Leaders program announced July 21 that Exelon Corp., Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), and Raytheon Co. have found cleaner sources of energy, reduced energy consumption, increased production of renewable energy, and retired old equipment--all in an effort to reduce their contributions to climate change.

"We congratulate the members of the partnership upon meeting their goals to confront climate change," said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. "They're proving that they can be both industry leaders, and leaders in the fight against climate change."

Fifteen companies (including American Packaging Corp., Capital One Financial Corp., Caterpillar Inc., Clorox Co., CSX Transportation Inc., Design Continuum, Ecolab Inc., FetterGroup, Genzyme Corp., Mack Trucks Inc., Nortel, Novelis Corp., Pfizer Inc., Raytheon Co., and Sun Microsystems Inc.) have set new goals. EPA is also welcoming 60 new Climate Leaders to its ranks.

As the country's largest GHG goal-setting program, Climate Leaders is an EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Launched in 2002, the program has expanded from 11 charter members to 284 companies that represent more than 8 percent of total annual U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Program partners represent a broad range of industry sectors and companies with a combined annual revenue equal to 12 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product.

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