The Burgeoning Trend of Corporate Climate Policy Support

By Tom Murray, Forbes.

As the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rules limiting carbon emissions from power plants come under a final attack before moving to a crucial legal test in the U.S. Court of Appeals in June, a stark pattern has emerged among companies lining up to support or oppose these reasonable, urgently-needed standards.

Signing on to briefs in favor of the plan are some of the most innovative and fast growing businesses in the world, from high tech leaders Google, Amazon, Apple and Microsoft to leading consumer facing businesses such as IKEA , Adobe and Mars .

On the other side, opposing the new rules, are corporations that so far aren’t keeping up with the advent of clean energy.