EPA’s Climate Leaders program announced yesterday that three more of its industry partners are being recognized for meeting their greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals. Exelon Corp., Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) and Raytheon Co. have found cleaner sources of energy, reduced energy consumption, increased production of renewable energy and retired old equipment, all in an effort to reduce their contribution to climate change.

“We congratulate the members of the partnership upon meeting their goals to confront climate change. EPA’s Climate Leaders are some of the largest and most competitive companies in manufacturing, finance, information technology and other major sectors of the economy,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “They’re proving that they can be both industry leaders, and leaders in the fight against climate change.”

In addition, 15 companies have set new goals including: American Packaging Corp., Capital One Financial Corp., Caterpillar Inc., Clorox Co., CSX Transportation Inc., Design Continuum, Ecolab Inc., FetterGroup., Genzyme Corp., Mack Trucks Inc., Nortel, Novelis Corp., Pfizer Inc., Raytheon Co. and Sun Microsystems Inc. EPA is also welcoming 60 new Climate Leaders to its ranks. EPA estimates that the GHG reductions by Climate Leaders Partners will prevent more than 50 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents per year, which is equal to the annual emissions of more than nine million vehicles.

As the country’s largest GHG goal-setting program, Climate Leaders is an EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Launched in 2002, the program has expanded from 11 charter members to 284 companies that represent more than eight percent of total annual U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. Program partners represent a broad range of industry sectors and companies with a combined annual revenue equal to 12 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product.

For more information about the program, including a complete list of new and existing partners and their goals, visithttp://www.epa.gov/climateleaders.