The Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) – a coalition of companies and associations from the energy efficiency, natural gas and renewable energy sectors – celebrates the rapid entry into force of the Paris Agreement and looks forward to working with governments in Marrakech at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to usher in a new era of climate action that is rooted in transforming the energy sector into a cleaner, low-carbon energy economy.
- Read More about the BCSE’s Views on Launching the Paris Agreement and a Global Clean Energy Transformation in Marrakech
- Case Studies: Clean Energy in Action Across the Globe
- BCSE’s Members Make the American Business Act on Climate Pledge
- BCSE Delegation at COP 22
- BCSE Events at COP 22
Press Releases & Public Statements
- US Clean Energy Businesses Commit to Climate Action and Implementation of the Paris Agreement (November 19, 2016)
- COP 22 Business Intervention Commends Progress on Technology and Encourages Timeline for Cooperative Efforts (November 14, 2016)
- COP22 Business Intervention Supports Action Focused COP and Affirms Its Partnership on Technology and Cooperative Efforts (November 7, 2016)
- BCSE Leads Clean Energy Delegation to COP 22 in Marrakech (November 6, 2016)
- Paris Agreement’s Entry into Force Sets Stage for Global Clean Energy Transformation (November 4, 2016)
- Paris Agreement Enters into Force, Time for Action Echoed by Business, Scientists Alike (October 5, 2016)
- US Clean Energy Business Coalition Praises Adoption of Paris Agreement (December 12, 2015)
BCSE Events at COP 22
Taking the Clean Energy Transformation from Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to Action
16:00 – 17:00, US Center.
Watch video of event.
Business Plans, NDCs and Transforming the Power Paradigm, 13:15 – 14:45, Room Arabian.
Co-hosted with US Green Building Council.
This event is part of Business & Industry Day, and hosted on Energy Day at the COP 22.
Watch video of event.
Taking the Clean Energy Transformation from Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to Action, 13:15 – 14:45, Room Arabian.
Co-hosted by the International Council for Sustainable Energy (ICSE), European Business Council for Sustainable Energy (e5) and Global Carbon Capture & Storage Institute (GCCSI).
Watch short summary video.
Visit the International Council For Sustainable Energy’s Exhibit Booth in the Blue Zone to learn more about the BCSE’s delegation.
BCSE Delegation at COP 22
Learn More About Their Climate Commitments and Activities at COP 22
The Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) is a coalition of businesses, government officials, and environmental leaders in the energy efficiency sector. The Alliance promotes energy efficiency to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security. Visit www.ASE.org to learn about the Alliance’s U.S. domestic advocacy and www.GlobalProductivity.org for ASE’s international programs
The nonprofit American Carbon Registry (ACR), an enterprise of Winrock International, has two decades of unparalleled experience in ensuring environmental integrity to the voluntary carbon market. ACR is also active in regulated carbon markets as an approved Offset Project Registry for California’s Cap-and-Trade Program and as approved to issue ACR offsets for compliance under Washington’s Clean Air Rule.
The American Gas Association, founded in 1918, represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver clean natural gas throughout the United States. AGA is an advocate for natural gas utility companies and their customers and provides a broad range of programs and services for member natural gas pipelines, marketers, gatherers, international natural gas companies and industry associates.
The Corn Refiners Association (CRA) is the national trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States. Corn refiners manufacture sweeteners, ethanol, starch, bioproducts, corn oil and feed products from corn components such as starch, oil, protein and fiber.
Demand Repsonse & Smart Grid Coalition
The Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition is a group of technology and service companies focused on education of policymakers, utilities and NGO’s on how smart grid (including demand response, microgrids, storage, and other new options) can be used to address climate mitigation and climate resiliency/adaptation.
First Environment is an environmental consulting firm founded in 1977 under the name of Groundwater Technology. First Environment works to assist clients with a wide range of needs including merger & acquisition support, regulatory and compliance support, litigation support, environmental, health and safety management system support, risk management, sustainability, life cycle management, and greenhouse gas (GHG) management.
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $7.5 billion in annual revenue and 21,000 employees worldwide. The company is organized into four business segments: Communication Systems, Space and Intelligence Systems, Electronic Systems and Critical Networks.
Ingersoll Rand is a $13 billion global diversified industrial company, driven by employees who are proud to offer products and solutions people use every day to create a positive impact in the world. Ingersoll Rand products range from completed compressed air systems, tools and pumps to material and fluid handling systems and environmentally friendly microturbines. The company’s diverse and innovative product line provides products, services, and solutions that enhance customers’ productivity, efficiency, and operations.
Johnson Controls is a global leader in automotive experience, building efficiency and power solutions. The company provides innovative automotive interiors that help make driving more comfortable, safe and enjoyable. For buildings, it offers products and services that optimize energy use and improve comfort and security. Johnson Controls also provides batteries for automobiles and hybrid-electric vehicles, along with systems engineering and service expertise.
Jupiter Oxygen Corporation is an Illinois based energy-technology company, which has pioneered and patented numerous combustion processes, utilizing Oxy-Fuel Technology. Jupiter’s Oxy-Fuel Technology uses oxygen instead of air in industrial melting furnaces. This allows for more efficient, environmentally compliant operations.
MEG LLC is an advisory and consulting service that focuses on energy and environmental issues. Founded in 1989, MEG has provided consulting services to international corporations (including Shell, TEPCO, Amerada Hess, Jupiter Oxygen Corporation, and Maersk Shipping) along with international finance and development institutions (including the World Bank, UNEP, UNFCCC, UNEOSG, the Global Environment Facility, the Energy Foundation, and SwissRe).
Lighting systems from Philips help people feel comfortable, productive, and safe. They beautify spaces and transform environments. Our lighting systems combine world-class traditional and LED luminaires with analog and digital controls that let you to deliver exactly the right illumination experiences, whenever and wherever you need them.
Qualcomm Incorporated is bringing the future forward faster with next generation mobile technologies that accelerate innovation across connectivity, computing, and the Internet of Things. Qualcomm began revolutionizing the future of mobile in 1985, and three decades later Qualcomm, working with customers across industries – from automotive to health care, from smart cities to robotics, continues to advance product development, access new markets and transform experiences for people around the world. With a continued focus on investing and innovating in next-generation technologies, Qualcomm continues to accelerate innovation and unlock new possibilities in a time where everything is connected.
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is the national trade association of the solar energy industry. Members include manufacturers, dealers, distributors, contractors, installers, architects, consultants, and marketers. SEIA primary work is to expand the use of solar technologies in the global marketplace.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and its community are changing the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated. We believe in better buildings; places that complement our environment and enhance our communities. Places that give people better, brighter, healthier spaces to live, work and play.
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment. Winrock matches innovative approaches in agriculture, natural resources management, clean energy, and leadership development with the unique needs of its partners.
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