Clinton Climate Initiative Extends Purchasing Consortium to All Cities in US Conference of Mayors; Includes Discounted Alternative Transportation Products
The Clinton Climate Initiative is extending its programs and purchasing consortium, which offers lower-cost green products, to all 1,100 cities in the US Conference of Mayors. CCI will also work alongside Wal-Mart to drive down the cost of energy-efficient and clean-energy technologies.
These benefits were previously available only to the C40 Large Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), a group of 40 of the world’s largest cities that are working in concert to fight climate change.
CCI’s purchasing consortium has negotiated discounted pricing agreements with 25 manufacturers of energy-efficient products, including indoor lighting, clean vehicles, traffic and street lighting, building products, advanced waste management technologies, water system components and alternative energy technologies.
As a result, participating cities will have access to hundreds of individual products that reduce energy consumption in buildings, decrease fuel consumption and pollution by vehicles and capture and convert landfill methane into electricity. These and additional products will be offered to interested municipal governments at discounted prices ranging from 5-15% below current levels for commodity items and from 15-70 % below current levels for non-commodity items.
The product suppliers include:
Transportation: Scania, UTC Power, Ballard Power Systems, ISE Corporation, Siemens, Dynetek, EDrive, A123 Systems, Maxwell, and Volvo
Waste: GE Jenbacher
Lighting: GE, Philips Lighting, Cooper Lighting, Lemnis Lighting, Osram, Sylvania, Acuity Lighting, Dialight, and Leotek
Buildings:3M Company, Solar Gard, Tremco, BASF Polyurethane Foam Enterprises, Optimum Energy
As one of the largest private sector purchasers of green technologies in the world, Wal-Mart is uniquely positioned to join with CCI in helping cities to buy green. CCI and Wal-Mart will use their combined purchasing resources to further drive down the prices of green technologies. Additionally, CCI and Wal-Mart will work together to identify and examine new energy efficient products, such as LED parking lot lights and best-in-class HVAC systems, and new methods to procure and utilize clean energy, such as solar power.
President Clinton launched the Clinton Foundation’s Climate Initiative in August 2006 with the mission of applying the Foundation’s business-oriented approach to the fight against climate change in practical, measurable and significant ways. In its first phase, CCI is working with cities around the world to accelerate efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The C40 Large Cities Climate Leadership Group comprises the following cities: Addis Ababa, Athens, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin, Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Caracas, Chicago, Delhi NCT, Dhaka, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Houston, Istanbul, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Karachi, Lagos, Lima, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne, Mexico City, Moscow, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Warsaw.