Senior Department Director, Communications
Peyton Fleming oversees external communications and media relations at Ceres. He joined Ceres in fall 2004, after working for six years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's New England Office in Boston.
Mr. Fleming has an extensive background in journalism, covering the environment, business and various other issues for more than a decade at such newspapers as the Providence Journal and the Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Mass. He has won several environmental and business reporting awards.
Peyton has a B.A. in Intercultural Studies from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
Recent Blog Posts
Access to safe drinking water is a colossal challenge globally and no place more than in Sub-Saharan Africa. Among the many problem areas is northern Ghana, a remote savannah dotted with small villages, tin-roofed mud huts and 800,000 people who drink bacteria-laden water. Most of the villages get their water from murky-brown surface water sources known as dugouts.
As global leaders gathered at the United Nations to sign a historic climate agreement, Ceres' Peyton Fleming and his family stood in front of a tiny solar-powered trailer on the side of a dusty, dirt-packed road in Ethiopia.
Morocco has set ambitious renewable energy goals and dropped all fossil fuel subsidies. It opened up the electric power sector to private companies and made long-term guarantees that the state will buy large amounts of power being generated.
Some of the ingredients for catalyzing clean energy investments in Asia, Africa and other emerging markets have their own unique nomenclature—“blend 2.0,” “de-risking” and “national investment catalogues.” Yet there is a more straightforward recipe: A mix of national clean energy policies with the needs of institutional investors looking for opportunities that are safe and relatively profitable.
We need far more investment in the low-carbon economy — well over US$1 trillion every year. What will it take to get pension funds, insurance companies and other investors who manage trillions of dollars to open their wallets to this enormous clean energy opportunity?