WASHINGTON, D.C. - Republicans for Environmental Protection (REP), a national grassroots organization, is pleased to give its Theodore Roosevelt Award for Corporate Leadership to Exelon, one of the nation's largest electric utilities.
REP presented the award July 28 at its second-annual Theodore Roosevelt Banquet in Washington, D.C. Exelon Vice President Vicky Will accepted the award.
"Exelon has set an extraordinary example of showing how a clean environment and a strong economy are two sides of the same coin," REP President Rob Sisson said. "Exelon is demonstrating that reducing harmful emissions is an integral part of a broader, market-driven strategy that will diversify our country's energy choices, reduce costs, and foster economic growth through investments in advanced energy technologies."
Exelon has set a goal of eliminating more than 15 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year by 2020. The goal will be accomplished by greening Exelon's operations to reduce its emissions, helping Exelon's customers and the communities it serves reduce their emissions, and offering more low-carbon energy in the marketplace. As of 2010, Exelon was halfway to its goal.
"Exelon is demonstrating that America need not choose between economic growth and a cleaner environment. We can have both, because our country has a unique talent for discovering business opportunities and for pushing technological innovation. Exelon is doing exactly that, and we are proud to honor this fine company for its leadership," Sisson said.