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Our Aim 6 is to more actively advocate for progressive climate policies that support net zero, including carbon pricing. We believe ‎that such policies will be vital for the world to meet the Paris climate goals, and for bp and many other companies like us to fully ‎realize our own net zero ambitions

April 2022

bp America comments on Washington State Department of Ecology Clean Fuels Program

bp America comments on Washington State Department of Ecology Clean Fuels Program.

bp America comments to White House Council on Environmental Quality’s Guidance for Carbon

bp America comments to White House Council on Environmental Quality’s Guidance for Carbon.

bp America comments to Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, following Clean Fuels Program public workshop

bp America comments to Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, following Clean Fuels Program public workshop.

bp America letter of support – California 2022-23 Budget Augmentation

bp America letter of support – California 2022-23 Budget Augmentation.

bp America letter to California legislative leadership on Budget Augmentation of Offshore Wind Energy Deployment Facility Improvement Program

bp America letter to California legislative leadership on Budget Augmentation of Offshore Wind Energy Deployment Facility Improvement Program.

bp input to Welsh Affairs Committee’s call for evidence to its inquiry into grid capacity

Summary of key points made in response to Welsh Affairs Committee’s call for evidence to its inquiry into grid capacity in Wales.

bp response to Ofgem Hydrogen Village Trial Detailed Design Studies consultation

Summary of key points made in response to Ofgem Hydrogen Village Trial Detailed Design Studies consultation.

bp response to the EU Commission’s Certification of Carbon Removals consultation

bp responds to the EU commission Certification of Carbon Removals consultation. We support the introduction of an EU framework for carbon removals certification. We respond to the consultation with recommendations for what should be considered as part of the frameworks design.

bp response to the EU Commission’s ‘renewable energy projects – permit-granting processes and power purchase agreements’ consultation

bp responds to the EU Commission’s ‘renewable energy projects – permit-granting processes and power purchase agreements (PPAs)’ consultation. We suggest some regulatory changes that could be important to foster the deployment of corporate PPAs and we highlight the main barriers we encounter when entering into PPAs.

March 2022

bp America comments on Washington State Department of Ecology on Clean Fuels Program

bp America comments on Washington State Department of Ecology on Clean Fuels Program.

bp America files slip of support of Illinois Senate Bill 3613 Hydrogen Economy Task Force

bp America files slip of support of Illinois Senate Bill 3613 Hydrogen Economy Task Force.

bp America letter to Illinois Commerce Commission Beneficial Electrification Workshop on Electric Vehicle Charging

bp America letter to Illinois Commerce Commission Beneficial Electrification Workshop on Electric Vehicle Charging.

bp America comments on Oregon Clean Fuels Program Expansion workshop

bp America comments on Oregon Clean Fuels Program Expansion workshop.

bp letter to Iowa State Senators on House File 2128

bp letter to Iowa State Senators on House File 2128.

bp response to Crown Estate Scotland Leasing Information consultation

Summary of key points made in response to Crown Estate Scotland Leasing Information consultation.

bp response to UK government consultation on proposed amendments to Supply Chain Plans and CfD Delivery

Summary of key points made in response to UK government consultation on proposed amendments to Supply Chain Plans and CfD (Contracts for Difference) Delivery.

bp response to UK government’s call for ideas for its proposed Low Carbon Fuels Strategy

Summary of key points made in response to UK government’s call for ideas for its proposed Low Carbon Fuels Strategy.

bp response to the Netherlands’ consultation on the market design for hydrogen

bp responds to the Dutch government’s consultation on the market design for hydrogen.

bp response to EU Gas Regulation consultation

bp responds to the public consultation on the EU Gas Regulation and Directive. We support decarbonization of European gas markets and highlight several key areas where we believe the proposals would benefit from further consideration and clarification.

bp response to EU Gas Directive consultation

bp responds to the public consultation on the EU Gas Regulation. We support decarbonization of European gas markets and highlight several key areas where we believe the proposals would benefit from further consideration and clarification.

bp response to EU Methane Regulation consultation

bp responds to the public consultation on the EU Methane Regulation. We support the introduction of an EU regulation to tackle methane emissions. Our feedback highlights two key areas in which we believe the proposal would benefit from further consideration and clarification.

February 2022

bp testimony to the Washington House Transportation Committee on House Bill 2219

bp testimony to the Washington House Transportation Committee on House Bill 2219.

bp testimony to the Washington Senate Transport Committee on Senate Bill 5874

bp testimony to the Washington Senate Transport Committee on Senate Bill 5874.

bp America comments in support of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to deny petitions for Small Refinery Exemptions

bp America comments in support of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to deny petitions for Small Refinery Exemptions.

bp America comments in support of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to set Renewable Fuel Standard volume obligations for 2020, 2021 and 2022

bp America comments in support of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to set Renewable Fuel Standard volume obligations for 2020, 2021 and 2022.

bp joins members of the CEO Climate Dialogue in calling on congressional leadership to prioritize climate action in 2022

bp joins members of the CEO Climate Dialogue in calling on congressional leadership to prioritize climate action in 2022.

bp supports reducing methane emissions in efforts to combat climate change – Mary Streett on LinkedIn

bp supports reducing methane emissions in efforts to combat climate change – Mary Streett on LinkedIn.

bp plc response to the UK government’s Climate Compatibility Checkpoints consultation

Summary of key points made in response to the UK government’s Climate Compatibility Checkpoints consultation.

January 2022

bp America comments on Draft Chapter 173-446 WAC, Climate Commitment Act Program Rule

bp America comments on Draft Chapter 173-446 WAC, Climate Commitment Act Program Rule.

Joint comments of bp America and Equinor Wind US LLC on the Carolina Long Bay Area Proposed Sale Notice (BOEM-2021-0078)

Joint comments of bp America and Equinor Wind US LLC on the Carolina Long Bay Area Proposed Sale Notice (BOEM-2021-0078).

bp calls for Congress to refocus on Build Back Better climate provisions

bp calls for Congress to refocus on Build Back Better climate provisions.

bp America comments on US ‎Environmental ‎Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed standards of performance and emissions guidelines

bp America comments on the EPA’s proposed standards of performance for new, reconstructed, and modified sources and emissions guidelines for existing sources: Oil and Natural Gas Sector Climate Review (EPA-HQ-OAR-2021-0317).

bp America comments on potential future changes to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program

bp America comments following the California Air Resources Board LCFS workshop.

bp America writes to congressional leadership urging action on the Build Back Better Act

bp joins more than 260 companies in a letter to congressional leadership urging action on the Build Back Better Act.

bp response to Scottish government’s Draft Hydrogen Action Plan

Summary of key points made in response to Scottish government’s Draft Hydrogen Action Plan

November 2021

bp response to EU Alternative ‎Fuels Infrastructure ‎Regulation (AFIR)

‎bp responds to the consultation on EU Commission’s AFIR proposal and ‎welcomes the views on decarbonizing the transport ‎sector. Recommendations to the Commission are ‎provided. This is part of the EU Fit for 55 Package‎.

bp response to EU Renewable ‎Energy Directive ‎‎(RED III)

‎bp welcomes the EU’s proposed target to ‎increase the overall share of renewables to at least 40%, ‎underpinned by sectoral targets. Recommendations to ‎the EU Commission on how to better reach the target are ‎included. This is part of the EU Fit for 55 Package.‎

bp response to EU ReFuelEU Aviation

‎bp welcomes the EU Commission’s ‎proposal for a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blending ‎mandate as a pragmatic tool to ramp up production and ‎consumption of SAF. We respond to the consultation with recommendations provided to ‎the EU Commission. This is part of the EU Fit for 55 ‎Package.‎

bp response to FuelEU Maritime – ‎EU Green Maritime ‎Space Initiative

bp welcomes the FuelEU Maritime ‎proposal to introduce a GHG intensity reduction target ‎for the energy used on ships and, in the response to the consultation, encourages more ‎ambition. This is part of the EU Fit for 55 Package.‎

bp America ‎comments in ‎support of the ‎Council for ‎Environmental ‎Quality’s ‎regulations

‎bp America comments in support of the Council for ‎Environmental Quality’s Phase 1 proposed revisions to ‎the National Environmental Policy Act implementing ‎regulations.

October 2021

bp America signs ‎Carbon Capture ‎Coalition letter to ‎US congressional ‎leadership in ‎support of ‎provisions to ‎advance hydrogen ‎production

bp America joined other businesses and eNGOs in signing a ‎letter to US congressional leadership in support of ‎provisions to advance low and zero carbon hydrogen ‎production.‎

bp America ‎comments on ‎Building for the ‎Future Through ‎Electric Regional ‎Transmission ‎Planning and Cost ‎Allocation and ‎Generator ‎Interconnection

bp America comments on Federal Energy Regulatory ‎Commission’s RM21-17-000 transmission advanced ‎notice of proposed rulemaking.‎

bp America signs ‎letter to ‎congressional ‎leadership ‎supporting climate ‎provisions

bp America joined a broad group of businesses supporting ‎climate provisions in the budget reconciliation bill in a letter ‎to congressional leadership.‎

September 2021

bp America ‎methane comments ‎to US ‎Environmental ‎Protection Agency

bp America supplemental comments in advance of EPA’s ‎proposed regulation of methane emissions from existing ‎sources in the oil and gas industry.‎

August 2021

bp America ‎comments on US ‎Environmental ‎Protection Agency ‎proposed methane ‎regulations

bp America white paper on methane detection technology, ‎provided as input in advance of EPA’s proposed regulation ‎of methane emissions from the oil and gas industry (non-‎rulemaking Docket).‎

July 2021

Sustainable biofuels, bioliquids and biomass fuels – voluntary schemes (implementing rules)

‎bp welcomes the proposal and presented some recommendations on the mass
balance approach to the Commission. 

bp contributed to ‎the UK’s Green Jobs ‎Taskforce Report

In a new report, the Green Jobs Taskforce, to which bp ‎contributed, called for government, industry and the ‎education sector to take action to deliver on the promise of ‎a green industrial revolution and net zero.‎

Working with major ‎British business to ‎publish a report on ‎actions for EV ‎adoption across the ‎UK

bp becomes a member of the Electric Vehicle Fleet ‎Accelerator (EVFA). The EVFA outlined a series of actions ‎needed from both industry and government to help ‎accelerate the mass adoption of electric vehicles across the ‎UK.

June 2021

bp response to the revision of EU ‎rules on gas

bp response to the Open Public Consultation on the ‎Hydrogen and Gas Market Decarbonisation Package.

bp comments on the EU Taxonomy ‎article 8

bp comments on the draft delegated act on Article 8 of ‎Regulation (EU) 2020/852 (‘Taxonomy Regulation’)‎.

bp America ‎comments to the ‎Securities and ‎Exchange ‎Commission

bp America comments to the Securities and ‎Exchange Commission on the request for public ‎input on climate disclosures.

bp submission to ‎green paper on ‎transport New ‎Zealand

bp submission to Hīkina te Kohupara – Kia mauri ora ai te ‎iwi, a Green Paper for Consultation on the ‎decarbonization of road transport by the New Zealand ‎government.‎

April 2021

bp submission on EU methane consultation

bp response to the consultation on legislation to measure and mitigate methane emissions in the energy sector.‎

March 2021

bp supporting SB ‎‎5126 – US ‎Climate ‎Commitment Act

Oral testimony at the Washington State Ways & Means committee ‎supporting the proposed Climate Commitment Act (time 90:00), which ‎included provisions for a cap and invest carbon pricing programme.‎

February 2021

bp response to revision of EU ‎Renewable ‎Energy Directive ‎‎(RED)

bp response to the Consultation on the Review of Directive 2018/2001/EU ‎on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources.‎

January 2021

bp supporting SB ‎‎5126 – US ‎Climate ‎Commitment Act

Oral testimony at the Washington State Senate Environment, Energy & ‎Technology committee supporting the proposed Climate Commitment Act (time ‎‎24:18)‎, which included provisions for a cap and invest carbon ‎pricing programme.‎

Disclosures

As part of our advocacy activities, we make disclosures under the relevant laws within the jurisdictions in which we operate. For example:

 

  • In Europe, our responses to public consultations, participation in forums and some meetings with officials are logged.
  • In Scotland, our face-to-face meetings with members of the Scottish Parliament, officials, ministers and special advisors are logged.
  • bp America submits federal lobbying disclosure reports on a quarterly basis in accordance with the US Lobbying Disclosure Act.

Tax transparency

We engage in conversations with our stakeholders – including ‎communities, investors, civil society organizations, policy makers and global tax ‎experts – to help build understanding about our contribution to economic ‎development and role in society, as well as the rigour of our tax practices. Find out more.