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Practicing Risk-Aware Electricity Regulation: 2014 Update
Nov 17, 2014
This 2014 update to Ceres' 2012 report, Practicing Risk-Aware Electricity Regulation: What Every State Regulator Needs to Know, looks at key trends that continue to reshape the U.S. electricity industry, analyzes changing costs and risk profiles of energy resources (especially renewable energy), and offers further insights and recommendations for smart, “risk-aware” decision-making by utility regulators.
New Report: Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Provide Low-Risk, Low-Cost Options for Utility Investment
Nov 17, 2014
As public attention is focused on the U.S. EPA's proposal for reducing carbon pollution from U.S. power plants, a new Ceres report finds that energy efficiency and specific renewable energy technologies are the most attractive options for U.S. utilities to meet future energy demand.
U.S. and China announcement sends low carbon signal to private sector
Nov 13, 2014
In an unprecedented act of collaboration, the United States and China have provided additional momentum to tackle global climate change by agreeing to reduce their carbon emissions. This commitment represents a crucial signal for the increasing number of businesses who have been reshaping their investments to drive a low carbon economy.
Analysis Shows Growing Support from U.S. Mutual Funds for Action on Climate Change Risks
Nov 13, 2014
More U.S. mutual fund companies are acting to address the threat of climate change in their portfolios, with one-third of votes cast across 42 fund families supporting climate-related shareholder resolutions on average in 2014, according to an analysis by the sustainability advocacy group, Ceres.
Statement from Ceres president Mindy Lubber on US-China Climate Agreement
Nov 12, 2014
The agreement by the world's two largest economies and carbon emitters is a game changer on every level. These joint carbon pollution and clean energy commitments will help catalyze clean energy investments globally.
Fossil Fuel Companies Must Evolve for Warming Planet
Nov 11, 2014
We talk a lot in this country about what it takes to enact change -- from politics to finance and education systems. Time and again, we've seen that regular people have the power to drive reform, and that there is strength in numbers.
New Climate Bonds Water Infrastructure Expert Committee
Nov 07, 2014
A new Climate Bonds Expert Working Group, made up of key water sector and industry experts from around the world will be meeting for the first time today to develop criteria for water investments that can be used to back green and climate bonds certified under the Climate Bond Standard – an easy-to-use tool for investors and governments that allows them to assess the environmental integrity of bonds with confidence.
Scientists Press For Climate Change Action
Nov 05, 2014
With this week's release of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Synthesis Report, scientists from across the world lit another torch of urgency for climate action.
CVS Health Joins Ceres Company Network
Nov 05, 2014
Ceres announced today that its board of directors has approved CVS Health, one of the country’s largest pharmacy companies, as the newest member of the sustainability advocacy group’s company network.
Election Statement from Ceres President Mindy Lubber
Nov 05, 2014
The election may have changed the political dynamics in Washington, but it doesn't change the science. The reality of global warming and the need for urgent action remain an imperative, a point made clear by this week’s alarming IPCC report. Business leaders understand this truth.
Statement from Ceres President Mindy Lubber regarding yesterday's release of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Synthesis Report in Copenhagen
Nov 03, 2014
The IPCC report is alarming and should be a wake-up call to government leaders. It conclusively demonstrates that we need to act now on climate change and that failing to do so will be enormously costly for the environment and the global economy.
Climate-Savvy Investing: Insurance Sector Is Ignoring Risks & Rewards
Oct 29, 2014
Two years after Superstorm Sandy devastated large swaths of the East Coast and cost our economy an estimated $65 billion, the insurance industry – which is on the frontlines of climate change – is still not doing enough to address the risks associated with extreme weather events, such as floods, droughts or more intense coastal storms.
Over 100 Washington Businesses Call for State Action on Climate Change
Oct 27, 2014
Over 100 businesses, including Virginia Mason, Microsoft, REI, and Saltchuk launched an open declaration calling for action on climate change. The Washington Business Climate Declaration highlights the support of state business leaders for action on climate change that would preserve and expand our state’s vibrant economy.
A Retreat From Weather Disasters
Oct 24, 2014
Today, from Florida to Delaware, property insurance near the water is becoming harder and harder to find.
First-of-its-Kind Report Ranks U.S. Insurance Companies on Climate Change Responses
Oct 22, 2014
Amid growing evidence that climate change is having wide-ranging global impacts that will worsen in the years ahead, a new report from Ceres ranks the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on what they are saying and doing to respond to escalating climate risks.
Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Report & Scorecard: 2014 Findings & Recommendations
Oct 21, 2014
Amid growing evidence that climate change is having wide-ranging global impacts that will worsen in the years ahead, Insurer Climate Risk Disclosure Survey Report & Scorecard: 2014 Findings & Recommendations, ranks the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on what they are saying and doing to respond to escalating climate risks.
Corn Belt Pollution: Louisiana Shrimp And Oysters Pay The Price
Oct 21, 2014
Coastal Louisiana faces a complex web of environmental challenges from land loss, to declining fisheries, water quality problems and climate change.
Oregon Technology Companies Commit their Support for State Climate Change Policy
Sep 23, 2014
Oregon’s technology companies, including Intel and Elemental Technologies, have joined the growing list of businesses that have signed onto the Oregon Business Climate Declaration, highlighting opportunities to spur local economic development and job creation while curbing carbon pollution.
Climate Activists Look For Solutions From Business, Diplomats
Sep 23, 2014
Business and corporate leaders are starting to take climate risk seriously enough to put money on the table to do something about it.
Tackling The Oil Industry On Climate Change
Sep 23, 2014
‘Protect our climate’ was the rallying cry heard across New York City yesterday, but the underlying message really was ‘stop using fossil fuels.’