Best Buy joins climate change group

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Minneapolis Best Buy has joined Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy, or BICEP, a group of green-minded corporations that advocate stronger climate-change policies, greater energy efficiency and more development of renewable energy.

The group was founded in 2008 by Nike, Starbucks, Levi Strauss, Sun Microsystems and Timberland. Among its nine founding principles: setting short-term and long-term greenhouse-gas reduction targets, adopting a national renewable energy standard, establishing a cap-and-trade system for greenhouse emissions and restricting construction of coal-fired plants to only those that capture and store carbon dioxide, the buildup of which is believed to cause global warming.

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