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Wall-Street Warriors Becoming Water Aware
Aug 02, 2016
Devastating droughts in California, Brazil, South Africa and elsewhere, coupled with global trends of groundwater depletion and water quality degradation are motivating investors to become more water aware. With support from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ceres leverages the power of institutional investors, who own or lend to many of the world’s largest companies, to play a more decisive role in protecting the Earth’s freshwater resources.
90+ Companies and Investors Call On Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Governors To Double Down On Their Efforts To Cut Carbon Emissions
Aug 01, 2016
More than 70 companies and 20 institutional investors are urging Northeast and Mid-Atlantic governors to strengthen their efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the regions’ electric power sector.
46 New York Companies and Investors Call On Gov. Cuomo To Double Down On Electric-Sector Carbon Emissions
Aug 01, 2016
Thirty-one companies and 15 institutional investors with business operations and investments in New York are urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to strengthen efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the state’s power plants.
Nearly 20 Major Companies and Investors Call On Gov. Hassan To Double Down On Electric-Sector Carbon Emissions
Aug 01, 2016
12 major companies and seven institutional investors with business operations and investments in New Hampshire are urging Gov. Maggie Hassan to strengthen efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the state’s power plants.
23 Maryland Companies and Investors Call On Gov. Hogan To Double Down On Electric-Sector Carbon Emissions
Aug 01, 2016
16 major companies and 7 institutional investors with business operations and investments in New York are urging Gov. Larry Hogan to strengthen efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the state’s power plants.
46 Massachusetts Companies and Investors Call On Governor Baker To Double Down On Electric-Sector Carbon Emissions
Aug 01, 2016
32 companies and 14 institutional investors with business operations and investments in Massachusetts are urging Gov. Charlie Baker to strengthen efforts to reduce carbon emissions from the state’s power plants.
Complications of ‘New’ Deep Groundwater
Jul 22, 2016
As exciting as it was to learn of deep groundwater reserves in California, the state’s efforts now are better spent pursuing more cost-effective solutions already at our fingertips.
In Unprecedented Response, Investors Call On SEC To Improve Reporting Of Climate Risks And Other Sustainability Challenges
Jul 19, 2016
In response to a formal review of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s corporate disclosure requirements, dozens of institutional investors have submitted letters to the federal agency requesting quick action to require stronger reporting of sustainability risks such as climate change, water scarcity and global deforestation.
Ceres Responds To Fuel Economy Report, Argues Against Weakening MPG Standards
Jul 18, 2016
A recent economic analysis prepared by independent automotive industry analysts and commissioned by Ceres, found that even with wide-ranging unpredictable gas prices, U.S. automakers will remain profitable and suppliers will benefit if existing national fuel economy standards are retained.
SEC Climate Risk Disclosure Effort Under Serious Attack from Congress
Jul 18, 2016
The lifeblood of financial markets is accurate information, and a major part of the SEC’s mission is to ensure that publicly traded companies provide investors with information material to their performance. A misguided proposal countering these needs is becoming part of recent federal funding negotiations.
New Report: U.S. Power Sector Continues Significant Reductions of Air Pollutant Emissions
Jul 13, 2016
The nation’s largest electric producers continue to substantially reduce emissions of key air pollutants, the latest comprehensive analysis of U.S. power plant emissions shows.
Wine, Beer and Medicine: 3 Companies Helping Solve California’s Water Woes
Jul 11, 2016
Despite recent news that drought-ridden California is sitting on top of large reserves of previously unrecognized, deep groundwater resources, the state still faces significant water challenges.
Why We Believe the Auto Alliance Review of Fuel Economy Standards Misses the Mark
Jul 06, 2016
Last week, we published an analysis of how future fuel economy standards could affect the auto industry and its suppliers. Federal agencies are now reviewing these standards (the Rule), and auto analysts like us are eager to see what the new standards, which stretch out to 2025, will be like.
Ceres Applauds Senate Committee's Action On Climate Change
Jun 29, 2016
Ceres welcomed today’s bipartisan action by a U.S Senate committee to approve a spending bill amendment that would send $500 million to the Green Climate Fund.
State Policies Drive Utilities to Invest in Clean Energy Boom
Jun 28, 2016
Midwest utilities are embracing renewable energy and energy efficiency and supportive state policy is a major driver of this trend.
Ceres Ranks U.S. Electric Utility Companies’ Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Performance
Jun 28, 2016
A new analysis released by Ceres shows that many of the nation’s largest electric utilities and their local subsidiaries are moving toward lower carbon fuel sources and that ambitious state policies and strong corporate demand for renewable energy are key drivers of this trend.
New analysis shows keeping national MPG standards protects profits of automakers and suppliers
Jun 27, 2016
Even with wide-ranging unpredictable gas prices, U.S. automakers will remain profitable and suppliers will benefit under existing national fuel economy standards slated to be in place until 2025, according to a new economic analysis.
Watershed Protection Comes From Corporate Partners
Jun 24, 2016
Coca-Cola is backing efforts to help restore key watersheds in southern California, signaling a new era in corporate water stewardship, writes Kirsten James, who oversees the California policy program at Ceres.
Ceres Commends PG&E On Its Plan To Retire Its Nuclear Power Plant
Jun 21, 2016
Statement from Ceres President Mindy Lubber in response to PG&E’s proposal to retire the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant at the end of its current licenses and replace the plant’s output with a combination of zero-carbon resources, including energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy storage.
Investors Must Keep Pressuring Oil Majors on Climate Risk
Jun 06, 2016
Annual general meetings are usually a time for reflecting on strategies to increase revenues for the coming year, global energy outlooks, and governance. But last week’s meetings at ExxonMobil and Chevron were different. They represented a watershed moment in combating the threats posed by climate change.