CHICAGO — Exelon is a lead sponsor of the fifth-annual Climate Leadership Conference in Seattle this week, which brings together a global audience of climate, energy, and sustainability professionals to address climate change through policy, innovation, and business solutions.
"Exelon has been a longtime leader in reducing carbon and other emissions from the power sector for the benefit of our customers and communities," said Kathleen Barrón, senior vice president of federal regulatory affairs and wholesale market policy at Exelon. "We are pleased to be part of the national conversation on climate with the business and sustainability communities and to share our perspectives on how to achieve further reductions."
On Mar. 9, Barrón will participate in a plenary session titled, "Meeting Greenhouse Gas Reduction Demands through Climate and Energy Policy." Joining her will be U.S. EPA Chief, Energy Supply and Industry Branch Matt Clouse; Executive Director and General Counsel of the Environmental Council of the States Alexandra Dunn; and former Colorado Governor and Founder and Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy Bill Ritter, Jr.
Exelon is a national leader in clean energy and sustainability and strongly supports EPA's goal of reducing carbon emissions from the electric power system. Exelon operates the nation's largest zero-carbon electricity generation fleet, supporting the national effort to further reduce emissions. The company also invests in technological innovation and grid resilience to help keep electricity reliable and affordable in a changing climate. For its leadership in climate change transparency, Exelon was named to CDP's Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index in 2015, marking the sixth time the energy company has appeared on the index.
"The Climate Leadership Conference offers a powerful platform for bringing together leaders from around the world to address climate change," said conference cohosts David Rosenheim, executive director of The Climate Registry, and Bob Perciasepe, president of the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions. "We thank supporters like Exelon for contributing to this meaningful collaboration - connecting people, innovation, and opportunity."