Today’s amicus brief filed by Amazon, Google, Apple and Microsoft in State of West Virginia, et al v. EPA shows important support for climate action from America’s top tech companies
For Immediate Release – April 1, 2016
Washington, D.C. – Today, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) applauded its members Google and Amazon, accompanied by Apple and Microsoft, for interceding on behalf of the EPA in the legal challenge to the Clean Power Plan. These companies, collectively referred to as the “Tech Amici,” filed an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in State of West Virginia, et al v. EPA.
“This legal action is part of a much broader phenomenon,” said Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of ACORE. “Tech companies and Fortune 500 businesses across America are increasingly turning to renewable energy to provide carbon-free power for their operations. Their actions speak volumes about the commitment of American business leaders, especially in the high tech sector, to cost effectively reduce their carbon footprint, and deliver value to customers and shareholders alike. We are proud to have Amazon and Google as member companies, and we commend them, along with Apple and Microsoft, for weighing in on behalf of EPA’s Clean Power Plan.”