Governance and Transparency
Tough Decisions Regarding Memberships
Our support for federal climate change legislation led to some difficult decisions on industry affiliations and memberships in 2009.
We withdrew from the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in early 2009. And despite our significant investments in clean-coal technologies, we chose to leave the American Coalition for Clean Coal Energy (ACCCE) in August. Though we share some of NAM’s and ACCCE’s goals on other issues, we concluded that our position on climate change did not align with theirs.
We remain a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, an influential business association that also has concerns about federal action on climate change. In this case, we feel Duke Energy can serve as a moderating influence to help build support for fair and effective climate legislation within the organization’s ranks.