December 21, 2009
Statement on Copenhagen Accord from John W. Rowe, Exelon Chairman and CEO
We congratulate the President, Secretary Clinton, and the rest of the Administration on a successful conclusion at Copenhagen.
CHICAGO (Dec. 21, 2009) –We congratulate the President, Secretary Clinton, and the rest of the Administration on a successful conclusion at Copenhagen. We are pleased that the five major emitting countries – the United States, China, India, South Africa and Brazil – have agreed to take the first step by voluntarily agreeing to limit their greenhouse gas emissions. We recognize that the Copenhagen Accord is only a first step, but the journey is long and we must begin. We look forward to working with the Administration and the Congress – especially the Senate – to secure passage of legislation next year that will make the promise of Copenhagen a reality for the United States.
Exelon Corporation is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities with approximately $19 billion in annual revenues. The company has one of the industry’s largest portfolios of electricity generation capacity, with a nationwide reach and strong positions in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Exelon distributes electricity to approximately 5.4 million customers in northern Illinois and southeastern Pennsylvania and natural gas to approximately 485,000 customers in the Philadelphia area. Exelon is headquartered in Chicago and trades on the NYSE under the ticker EXC.