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BCSE In Action


September 18, 2014
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Clean Energy Industry Leaders to Participate at UN Climate Summit

Washington, DC - The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) and its members view the upcoming one-day UN Climate Summit on September 23, which is convened by the Office of the UN Secretary General and will include Heads of State and CEOs as an important opportunity for these leaders to catalyze action and demonstrate commitment to policy and partnership solutions to addressing climate change. In advance of the Summit and related events next week in New York City, NY, participating BCSE members including senior executives from Alstom, Jupiter Oxygen Corporation, Ingersoll Rand, and Johnson Controls, issued the following statements.

Lisa Jacobson, President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy

"Business Council for Sustainable Energy industries - energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy - support the UN Climate Summit's objectives to galvanize political momentum, and to highlight the contributions the private sector is already making to improve our climate future," commented Lisa Jacobson, President of the Council. "This Summit is designed to showcase the importance of public-private partnerships, and how they help to set the policy agenda, provide vision and create a space that drives innovation, investment and the deployment of clean energy technology solutions."

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy is signatory to the World Bank's "Put a Price on Carbon" campaign, which is expected to be announced at the Climate Summit's Private Sector Forum on September 23. "Our coalition supports a strong price on carbon because it would generate a clear and predictable signal to the market that will accelerate and drive additional investment into cleaner, low-carbon sources of energy and energy efficiency," explains Jacobson. "The use of a price on carbon and market-based mechanisms will allow for cost-effective mitigation and adaptation solutions to be more broadly deployed. "

Amy Ericson, President, Alstom US

"It is encouraging to see the international community and the private sector coming together to identify ways in which we can work toward a future where clean energy and sustainable transport are the norm, not the exception. While the international process is an important one, and we look forward to a positive outcome in Paris in 2015, the role of the private sector is essential in delivering clean energy technology and sustainable transport at scale - helping cities, regions and countries deliver the bottom-up action needed to tackle climate change."

Clay Nesler, Vice President, Global Energy and Sustainability, Johnson Controls Building Efficiency

"As a global, multi-industrial company Johnson Controls is pleased to support the UN Climate Summit and participate in the activities of the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative. The announcement of the Energy Efficiency Accelerator Platform represents a great opportunity for the private sector to collaborate with governments and civil society to double the rate of energy efficiency improvement by 2030. Johnson Controls looks forward to being a private sector leader in the Building Efficiency Accelerator, which will support local commitments and actions in the building sector."

Thomas Weber, President, Jupiter Oxygen Corporation

"The world of the 21st century needs sustainable business strategies that provide an increasing energy supply while supporting climate protection and social development goals," states Thomas Weber, President of Jupiter Oxygen Corporation. "Transformational technologies, such as carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) will play a key role in managing these challenging tasks." Mr. Weber will participate at the Summit's Private Sector Forum on September 23, where industry and business leaders will discuss what effective measures will significantly advance corporate action on climate change and help limit global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius. Read how Jupiter Oxygen's oxy-combustion technology is Making an Impact on Climate Change.

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