A new report from DGA—The Growing Demand for Renewable Energy Among Major U.S. and Global Manufacturers—finds that 83% of the largest manufacturing companies with a U.S. footprint have established greenhouse gas reduction targets and 25% of manufacturers have established renewable energy targets. Our analysis also finds that enabling access to renewable energy sources is a critical factor for a state’s attractiveness to these manufacturers and other large buyers of renewable energy. To that end, many manufacturers engage directly in energy policy advocacy in the states where they operate. The report finds that manufacturers lead every other sector in state renewable energy policy advocacy, representing nearly 40% of the corporate outreach to policymakers between 2015-2017.
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