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Blogs By Ceres

A listing of blogs authored by Ceres
Protecting Renewable Portfolio Standards from Cynical Attacks
Mar 19, 2013
Despite overwhelming support for a policy that’s already on the books, an Ohio State Senator is seeking to repeal the state’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard.
Can top corporations develop needed water solutions?
Feb 26, 2013
What’s one thing the Sisters of Mercy and the titans of Wall Street have in common? A deepening realization of water’s fundamental value.
Rethinking Our Place In A Post-Hurricane Sandy World
Feb 07, 2013
The financial sting from Hurricane Sandy lingers, but it's encouraging to see businesses and policymakers embracing measures to protect against extreme weather.
Writers On The Range: Big water projects should make Westerners queasy
Jan 23, 2013
Across maps of the arid West, expensive water pipelines are being plotted to meet the region's profound need for water. But what if there's not enough demand for water to pay for these projects?
What America's Oil Boom Looks Like From Space
Jan 18, 2013
I’ve seen what America’s oil boom looks like from space, and it’s not a pretty picture.
Rebuilding In A Warming World
Jan 08, 2013
“Rebuild smarter.” That’s the constant refrain in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.
Fossil Fuel Divestment is Timely Issue for Investors
Dec 17, 2012
While the debate rages in Washington over the fiscal cliff, a greater threat lies ahead. You could call it the climate cliff, the point of no return where our use of fossil fuels triggers catastrophic climate change.
For the World's Largest Companies, Clean Energy Commitments Are the New Norm
Dec 11, 2012
There’s a new majority in the Fortune 100, and it favors a clean energy future. That’s the key finding of Power Forward: Why the World’s Largest Companies are Investing in Renewable Energy, a new report released by Ceres, Calvert Investments and World Wildlife Fund.
Preparing For The Next Sandy
Nov 20, 2012
The fallout from Hurricane Sandy will be with us for years, and it will extend far beyond the devastation in New York City, New Jersey and other parts of the East Coast.
Taking Stock After Hurricane Sandy
Nov 16, 2012
The fallout from Hurricane Sandy will be with us for years, and it will extend far beyond the devastation in New York City, New Jersey and other parts of the East Coast.
“Frankenstorm” and creating monsters
Oct 31, 2012
It’s déjà vu all over again: a huge chunk of the nation is reeling from extreme weather – in this case, the devastation wrought by Hurricane Sandy.
Climate-Proofing The Insurance Industry
Oct 16, 2012
The world’s largest reinsurer has examined the recent rise in the number and severity of natural disasters worldwide, and finds the trend bears the unmistakable fingerprints of climate change.
In Good Company
Oct 02, 2012
Freedom House—an independent watchdog organization dedicated to expanding freedom around the world—recently held its annual awards event to honor exceptional individuals and organizations that are supporting and accelerating the cause of freedom and democracy.
Dock your boat at Fenway?
Sep 27, 2012
Policymakers and insurers must act now to prepare for rising sea levels caused by climate change.
Wild Weather A New Normal And Insurance Companies Must Act
Aug 30, 2012
The U.S. insurance industry continues to be “surprised” by extreme weather losses. But the truth is that weather extremes are no longer surprising.
Forbes: Auto Industry And U.S. Economy Will Benefit Under New Mileage Standards
Aug 23, 2012
Automakers and suppliers recognize that better fuel economy equals better sales, better profits and more jobs.
Think Progress: As Coal Sinks, Renewables Soar: Emissions Report Shows Start Of Clean Energy Transition
Aug 09, 2012
For the electric power industry, the signs of change are in the air. Power plants are emitting less pollution than in prior years, and renewable power is a bigger part of the energy mix than ever before.
Hydro Logic: A Crucial Tool to Help Companies Address Water Risk
Aug 06, 2012
Water bills make up a tiny fraction of operating costs even for companies that use vast amounts of the stuff, and ample supplies have traditionally been taken for granted. But, in many areas of the United States and around the world, fresh water is becoming increasingly scarce, polluted and contested.
The Frozen Frontier: Is Shell Ready For The Risks Of Arctic Drilling?
Aug 06, 2012
In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, several reports have found that many oil and gas companies—not just BP—were poorly managing the risks of offshore drilling. Shell is moving forward with at least two Arctic wells this year, at a time when confidence in the oil and gas industry’s risk management practices is remarkably low.
Responsible Investor: Why business-as-usual won’t work for deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
Aug 02, 2012
The oil industry hasn’t responded with sufficient reforms or adequate disclosure to prevent another Macondo. Ten of the world’s largest oil and gas companies failed to adequately disclose the risks in their deepwater drilling activities in filings submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission.