(Via BusinessGreen)

American Businesses for Clean Energy (ABCE) group, one of the leading corporate coalitions pushing for the adoption of climate change legislation, last week released an analysis of green business lobby groups revealing that more than 6,000 firms are now fully in favour of clean energy and climate legislation

The study said that combined, the companies, which include 21 Fortune 100 companies and many of the largest corporate names in the US, employ 3.5 million people and have total market capitalization of more than $2.6tn (£1.8tn).

"This unprecedented outpouring of business support for real leadership from the White House and US Senate on clean energy and climate should be a wake-up call for elected officials in Washington," said Christopher Van Atten, spokesman at ABCE. "Thousands of American business are saying that they want action on climate and clean energy and they want that action now."