The following is a joint statement from Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft (“Tech Amici” that previously filed a joint amicus brief), issued on March 28, 2017, regarding the recent executive action on the Clean Power Plan:
Climate change is one of our most significant global challenges and strong action is critical to meeting the serious threat posed by greenhouse gas emissions.
As major American companies and significant consumers of electricity, our firsthand experience developing and using renewable energy tells us that it is affordable, reliable, and consistent with sound financial practices. Our companies have all committed to ambitious long-term goals of running our operations using more renewable energy and we remain committed to those targets.
We believe that strong clean energy and climate policies, like the Clean Power Plan, can make renewable energy supplies more robust and address the serious threat of climate change while also supporting American competitiveness, innovation, and job growth.
We look forward to engaging with all stakeholders on these important issues.