Ceres In The News
The US water paradox: falling demand, less money for infrastructure
Jan 08, 2013
- Declining demand for water across the western US has created funding problems for systems that rely on volume sales to repay infrastructure costs.
Afraid New World
Jan 06, 2013
- When the Atlantic Ocean breached the banks of Manhattan Island and the lights went out south of Broadway, turning Lower Manhattan black, it was likely the first time many in the Northeast realized their environment is seriously changing.
Water Piped to Denver Could Ease Stress on River
Dec 10, 2012
- The federal government has come up with dozens of ways to enhance the diminishing flow of the Colorado River. Among the proposals, is a more extreme and contentious approach which calls for building a pipeline from the Missouri River to Denver, nearly 600 miles to the west.
Carbon emissions: Business fails to reduce footprint
Nov 26, 2012
- Most corporate responsibility reports include information on the company’s carbon footprint and an ambitious reduction goal. However, while leading companies are making progress, some experts argue that business as a whole is falling behind.
Climate Change Causes Insurers to Rethink Price of Risk After Hurricane Sandy
Nov 26, 2012
- The insurance industry looks at historical data, old and new, in order to assess the risk for potential disasters and put a price on premiums. But when Sandy hit the Northeast, some insurance companies reconsidered if they priced insurance high enough for the greater risks brought on by climate change.
Green Insurance May Get Boost From Sandy
Nov 13, 2012
- Storms like Sandy are a huge liability for homeowners, businesses, and insurers.
The Art of the Possible in Energy and Environment Policy
Nov 12, 2012
- Do the results of the 2012 election pave the way for Washington to achieve bipartisan energy and environment policies?
A Change in the Weather on Wall Street
Nov 07, 2012
- With Wall Street under water, it's time to get serious about climate change.
The Star-Ledger: A Q&A on ... disaster insurance
Nov 05, 2012
- Hurricane Sandy has shuttered — and shredded — businesses throughout New Jersey. It’s the type of storm that climate change experts have predicted: Bigger. Nastier. Worsened by higher water temperatures and heavier moisture in the air.
How Insurers Can Foil the Next Hurricane Sandy
Oct 31, 2012
- With the recent proliferation of extreme weather events — most recently Hurricane Sandy — industry watchers say it’s time for insurers to lobby for big changes, this time to mitigate disasters tied to global climate change.
How storms like Sandy batter insurance companies
Oct 29, 2012
- Weather forecasters certainly have a difficult job right now, trying to predict when an unpredictable “frankenstorm” will make landfall.
5 Insurance Stocks in Hurricane Sandy's Crosshairs
Oct 26, 2012
- While 2012 has been a much better year for property and casualty insurers than 2011, Hurricane Sandy could change that, with its surprising timing, direction, and possibly its duration.
Investor group says oil sands industry must cut environmental risks
Oct 22, 2012
- An international group of investment funds with investments in Alberta’s oil sands is concerned the industry’s environmental performance could be creating financial risk.
Population Growth in Cat-Prone Areas Contributes to Insured Losses
Oct 18, 2012
- Growing populations and higher densities in areas of the U.S. prone to severe weather, coupled with a potential shift in the risk landscape due to climate change, have been contributing to a rise in insured loss tabs.
Food, Water Shortages Should Alarm All Investors
Oct 10, 2012
- Sustainability needs to be embraced by all investors and integrated across capital markets if the world is to address its most pressing problems.
Report Points to Insurance Industry’s Vulnerability to Climate Change
Oct 10, 2012
- A new report from Ceres urges the insurance industry to act to protect itself and the community against the increasing frequency of extreme weather due to climate change.
In New Orleans, Entergy Prepares for the Next Big One
Oct 05, 2012
- The power utility Entergy (ETR), which serves 2.8 million customers along the Gulf Coast and in Arkansas, announced that it had developed a new framework to compensate landowners for preserving swamps as part of one of the more aggressive climate risk management plans in the country.
Utilities expert urges shift in power sources
Sep 25, 2012
- As a historic drought drives attention to climate change, Ron Binz, a consultant and 30-year veteran of public power, came to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Monday afternoon with a daunting and urgent message on energy.
Insurers Pressed to Take Lead in Tempering Climate Risk
Sep 20, 2012
- U.S. property-casualty insurers should take a leadership role in preparing for climate-change risks as severe weather becomes more frequent, a lobbying group said.
Starbucks, Ben & Jerry's join lobby push for wind credit
Sep 18, 2012
- Businesses that support wind power are turning up the pressure on Congress to extend a tax incentive for the industry before it expires at the end of the year.