Etsy Opposes EPA’s Proposed Repeal of the Clean Power Plan
As a company, Etsy works diligently to support future-oriented energy strategies. On October 18, 2017, we reaffirmed our commitment to running our business with 100% renewable electricity, and advancing energy efficiency across our operations, when we announced our impact strategy and goals.
That same week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its plan to repeal the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan was designed to provide a national framework for the transition to a clean and resilient energy economy. We are concerned its repeal will hinder the development of a competitive renewable energy market, and has the potential to affect long-term planning and investment for our business. That’s why we oppose its repeal, and urge the Environmental Protection Agency to carefully weigh the impacts of the repeal on businesses and our communities. We believe a shift toward renewable energy is good for business and the environment, and we have submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency outlining our position.