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Iberdrola USA Signs American Business Act on Climate Pledge

Iberdrola USA Signs American Business Act on Climate Pledge

Attends White House Summit on Climate and the Road through Paris

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October 19, 2015

Wind TurbinesWashington, D.C. — Today, Iberdrola USA attended the White House Summit on Climate and the Road through Paris.

Iberdrola Renewables’ U.S. CEO, Frank Burkhartsmeyer, represented parent company Iberdrola USA at the White House and joined leaders from the government, private sector, academic, technical and scientific communities to focus on cross-sector efforts to tackle the climate change challenge here in the United States as well as on a global scale.

“Iberdrola is the world’s leading wind energy producer, and our U.S. wind fleet is the second largest in the country,” said Burkhartsmeyer. “The Iberdrola companies have committed to cutting our global greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 50 percent by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality in our worldwide operations by 2050. As a leader in clean energy production and industry innovation, we welcome these initiatives to promote a cleaner energy future.”

At the event, Iberdrola USA announced that it has signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, joining more than 60 companies from across the American economy that are standing with the Obama Administration to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to climate action and to voice support for a strong outcome to the COP21 Paris climate negotiations.

By signing the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, Iberdrola USA is:

  • Supporting the Paris Climate Summit for a world-wide commitment toward reducing global carbon pollution. (Iberdrola USA’s parent company, Iberdrola, and its chairman, Ignacio Galán, already signed an open letter to world leaders urging them to reach an ambitious agreement at the Paris Climate Summit — Iberdrola Chairman Joins Global CEOs Urging Ambitious Agreement at Paris Climate Summit.)
  • Pledging to reduce their emissions, increase low-carbon investments, deploy more clean energy, and take other actions to build more sustainable businesses and tackle climate change.

See the full content of the Iberdrola USA’s American Business Act on Climate Pledge.

Iberdrola Renewables, LLC is the renewable energy division of our indirect parent company, Iberdrola USA. Iberdrola USA is a subsidiary of Iberdrola, S.A., an energy pioneer with the largest renewable asset base of any company in the world. Iberdrola Renewables, LLC is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and has more than $10 billion of operating assets totaling more than 6,000 MW of owned and controlled wind and solar generation in the U.S. www.iberdrolaren.com

Media Contact:

Art Sasse, Iberdrola Renewables, 503-796-7740

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About Avangrid: Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $44 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, Avangrid has two primary lines of business: networks and renewables. Through its networks business, Avangrid owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Through its renewables business, Avangrid owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. Avangrid employs approximately 8,000 people and has been recognized by JUST Capital in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 as one of the JUST 100 companies – a ranking of America’s best corporate citizens. In 2024, Avangrid ranked first among utilities and 12 overall. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2024 for the sixth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. Avangrid is a member of the group of companies controlled by Iberdrola, S.A. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.

 

About Iberdrola: Iberdrola is one of the world's biggest energy companies and a leader in renewables, spearheading the energy transition to a low carbon economy. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries. With a focus on renewable energy, smart networks and smart solutions for customers, Iberdrola’s main markets include Europe (Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and Greece), the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. The company is also present in growth markets such as Japan, Taiwan, Ireland, Sweden and Poland, among others.

With a workforce of nearly 40,000 and assets in excess of €141.7 billion, across the world, Iberdrola helps to support 400,000 jobs across its supply chain, with annual procurement of €12.2 billion. A benchmark in the fight against climate change, Iberdrola has invested more than €130 billion over the past two decades to help build a sustainable energy model, based on sound environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.

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