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Ceres In The News

Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
Will RGGI Double Down on Carbon Cuts?
Aug 04, 2016
Carbon pricing, the bogeyman of climate-change mitigation, still inspires terror in some US corporate executives and politicians, despite support from global businesses and governments. But when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it works as evidenced by a micro-experiment among Northeastern states.
Feds Praise Automakers’ GHG Emissions, Fuel Efficiency Progress
Jul 19, 2016
Yesterday federal agencies launched a mid-term review of the Obama administration’s emissions and fuel efficiency standards for passenger cars and light trucks — standards that aim to double these vehicles’ fuel economy to 54.5 miles per gallon and cut GHG emissions in half by 2025.
Air Pollution From Power Plants Is Dropping—and We’re Breathing Easier as a Result
Jul 17, 2016
A new air pollution analysis published by the Natural Resources Defense Council, Ceres, Bank of America, and utilities Calpine, Exelon, and Entergy assesses emissions reported to the EPA in 2015 by the nation’s 100 largest producers of electricity.
US Power Sector CO2 Emissions ‘Almost Down to 1990 Levels,’ Report Says
Jul 13, 2016
The largest electric producers in the US continue to reduce emissions of key air pollutants, according to an annual analysis of power plant emissions.
Sempra Energy, PG&E Lead US Utilities in Clean Energy
Jun 28, 2016
Utilities are investing in renewable energy to comply with mandated standards. More and more, however, the investment is a way to diversify generation portfolios as renewable energy prices have dropped, and utilities are using renewable investment as a way to meet the needs of some of their largest clients.
Just A Few Utilities Supply Most Of The Renewable Energy Sales In The U.S.
Jun 28, 2016
If the world is to meet the climate goals set in the Paris agreement in 2015, there will need to be an estimated $1 trillion in clean energy investments per year in the coming decades. In the U.S., much of that money will need to come from electric utilities that deliver power to our homes.
Renewable Energy Sources: The Top 3 U.S. Utilities For Clean Energy Sales
Jun 28, 2016
Clean energy is steadily crowding out fossil fuels across the U.S. electric grid. But only a handful of utility companies are responsible for much of the surge in solar and wind power and energy efficiency programs, Ceres, a sustainable investing organization, found in a Tuesday report.
U.S. Underestimates Cost of Fuel and CO2 Goals, Automakers Say
Jun 28, 2016
U.S. regulators have underestimated the cost and difficulty of achieving their vehicle fuel-economy and greenhouse-gas targets for 2025 and are giving California too much power to shape the country’s policies on those issues, an automaker group said.
Transportation Is No. 1 Source of Carbon Emissions. What Can Corporate Fleets Do?
Jun 21, 2016
The transportation sector is now the biggest contributor to US carbon dioxide emissions, beating the power sector, which has long-held that dubious distinction since 1979, according to the US Energy Information Agency (EIA).
Food, Beverage Execs to GOP: Climate Change Is Hurting Our Supply Chains
May 31, 2016
At a congressional briefing, executives from Ben & Jerry’s, Clif Bar, Kellogg Company, Mars Incorporated, PepsiCo, Stonyfield and Unilever discussed how climate change is disrupting global food supplies and their own supply chains.
Insurance companies taking too big a risk on fossil fuels, report says
May 25, 2016
The US insurance industry, the country’s second largest institutional investor in oil, gas and coal with $459bn in fossil fuel investments, needs to divest or face serious threats to its financial stability, according to a recent report.
Climate resolutions get unusually high levels of support from Exxon, Chevron shareholders
May 25, 2016
For years, shareholders have put forward resolutions to try to encourage oil giants to consider the impacts of global warming in their business plans. On Wednesday, climate-related resolutions received by far their highest level of support on record in the history of Exxon and Chevron.
Exxon, Chevron Face Unprecedented Investor Pressure Over Climate Change Disclosure
May 25, 2016
A month after world leaders came together to sign the historic Paris Agreement, cementing a promise to keep the Earth from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius, a record number of shareholder groups have backed proposals that would require Exxon Mobil and Chevron to say how they would adjust to that reality.
Exxon Investors Seek Assurance as Climate Shifts, Along With Attitudes
May 25, 2016
Exxon Mobil has been under pressure for over a year to explain its handling of climate change issues in the past. Now the company faces new pressure to explain its future, particularly how it will change in response to a warming world.
San Francisco Makes History With New Water Bond
May 24, 2016
The city is leveraging the power of green bonds by issuing the first certified under the Water Climate Bonds Standard to help fund projects to repair the city’s aging water infrastructure, including the stormwater and sewer systems.
Energy Bet of $459 Billion Seen as Overlooked Risk for Insurers
May 24, 2016
U.S. insurers are risking financial stability by holding $459 billion of energy-related investments without considering the “broad and deep” threat that climate change poses to the assets.
Investors want Exxon to account for climate change
May 24, 2016
The annual meetings of ExxonMobil and Chevron are set to happen on Wednesday. One thing shareholders will vote on is whether the companies need to perform and publish stress tests of earnings as efforts to fight climate change affect fossil-fuel use.
EPA Issues Final Rules Cutting Oil, Natural Gas Methane Emissions
May 12, 2016
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday issued the first-ever federal standards aimed at curbing methane emissions from the oil and natural gas industry, the latest in a series of regulations the Obama administration is pursuing in an effort to clamp down on greenhouse-gas emissions from fossil fuels.
Ceres Conferees Sing New Tune on Oil, Climate
May 12, 2016
The Ceres Conference, which brings together players from the corporate and environmental communities, has become an annual temperature-taking ritual for those concerned about how companies are responding to issues of climate change and sustainability.
‘Climate Risk’ Proposals Gaining Steam
May 11, 2016
Shareholder resolutions urging Exxon Mobil and Chevron to disclose more information about how they would be affected by climate policies are gaining support. Climate-related resolutions have never exceeded 35% in votes at the annual meetings of Exxon or Chevron but investors are increasingly interested in assessing the risk that climate could pose to their portfolios.