Pew Center For Climate Changes Name, Now Sponsored By Energy Companies

The Pew Center on Global Climate Change is now the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES), an explicitly corporate-managed organization. “Royal Dutch Shell, Hewlett-Packard Co. and Entergy Corp. will be the principal founding sponsors for the new C2ES,” E&E News reports. The move comes after the Pew Charitable Trusts ended its relationship with the centrist think tank founded in 1998. “The group does receive some funding from independent and foundation sponsors,” center president Eileen Claussen told reporters. The three companies, which she called “strategic partners,” will have seats on the C2ES board. Other contributors include Bank of America, Duke Energy, and General Electric Co. Claussen says the Shell-sponsored organization will retain its independence.

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