OAKLAND, Calif., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, As You Sow and Corporate Knights released the updated version of the Carbon Clean 200™, a list of the 200 largest publicly traded companies making significant revenue from clean energy. China continues to play a leading role with 35% or 71 of the 200 companies. Overall, the clean energy revenue of the 200 companies accounts for 30% of total revenues.
The updated Clean200 list updates the August 2016 inaugural version and include Siemens, Toyota, Schneider Electric, Johnson Controls, Panasonic, Vestas, Bombardier, Phillips, Emerson Electric, DONG Energy, Xinjiang Goldwind Science, Tesla, First Solar, and Samsung. The 10 countries with the most companies on the list are China, USA, Japan, Germany, India, Canada, South Korea, Switzerland, Denmark, and Spain.
"The world came together in Paris to solve a global crisis; having 25 countries with large-cap companies building the clean energy future is truly inspiring," said Andrew Behar, CEO of As You Sow and report co-author. "It shows that the rhetoric of divisiveness, of us versus them, has no place in the clean energy future."
"The clean energy 'space-race' is on and China is in pole position," said Toby Heaps, CEO of Corporate Knights and report co-author. "Whether or not the U.S. can climb out of second place will depend in no small measure on the new administration's ability to make America green again."
The Clean200 ranks the largest publicly listed companies worldwide by total clean energy revenues as rated by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. A company must have a market capitalization greater than $1 billion (end Q4 2016) and more than 10% total revenues from clean energy. Download the methodology and list at www.clean200.org.
As You Sow is a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy and coalition building. www.asyousow.org.
Corporate Knights seeks to provide information that empowers people to harness markets for a better world. www.corporateknights.com
** As You Sow and Corporate Knights are not investment advisors nor do we provide financial planning, legal or tax advice. Nothing in the Clean200 shall constitute or be construed as an offering of financial instruments or as investment advice or investment recommendations.**
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