Climate & Energy Policy News
Read news stories and updates about BICEP and climate & energy policy.
Over 100 Washington Businesses Call for State Action on Climate Change
Oct 27, 2014
- Over 100 businesses, including Virginia Mason, Microsoft, REI, and Saltchuk launched an open declaration calling for action on climate change. The Washington Business Climate Declaration highlights the support of state business leaders for action on climate change that would preserve and expand our state’s vibrant economy.
A Retreat From Weather Disasters
Oct 24, 2014
- Today, from Florida to Delaware, property insurance near the water is becoming harder and harder to find.
First-of-its-Kind Report Ranks U.S. Insurance Companies on Climate Change Responses
Oct 22, 2014
- Amid growing evidence that climate change is having wide-ranging global impacts that will worsen in the years ahead, a new report from Ceres ranks the nation's 330 largest insurance companies on what they are saying and doing to respond to escalating climate risks.
Corn Belt Pollution: Louisiana Shrimp And Oysters Pay The Price
Oct 21, 2014
- Coastal Louisiana faces a complex web of environmental challenges from land loss, to declining fisheries, water quality problems and climate change.
Oregon Technology Companies Commit their Support for State Climate Change Policy
Sep 23, 2014
- Oregon’s technology companies, including Intel and Elemental Technologies, have joined the growing list of businesses that have signed onto the Oregon Business Climate Declaration, highlighting opportunities to spur local economic development and job creation while curbing carbon pollution.
Climate Activists Look For Solutions From Business, Diplomats
Sep 23, 2014
- Business and corporate leaders are starting to take climate risk seriously enough to put money on the table to do something about it.
Tackling The Oil Industry On Climate Change
Sep 23, 2014
- ‘Protect our climate’ was the rallying cry heard across New York City yesterday, but the underlying message really was ‘stop using fossil fuels.’
Kellogg Company Joins BICEP Coalition
Sep 19, 2014
- Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) announced today that the American icon and inventor of Corn Flakes, Kellogg Company, has joined the BICEP coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies.
Only $1 Trillion: Annual Investment Goal Puts Climate Solutions Within Reach
Sep 15, 2014
- A two-year-old number is changing the way governments, companies and investors approach the fight against climate change: $1 trillion.
In Anticipating EPA Plan, States Can Follow Examples of Neighbors
Aug 13, 2014
- While debate rages on about the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas pollution from existing U.S. power plants, it’s important to take a look at what is already working around the country from the standpoint of clean energy deployment.
Growing A Solution To California’s Groundwater Crisis
Aug 06, 2014
- Three years before the California drought became a national crisis, national berry giant Driscoll's, on the state’s Central Coast, knew it had a major problem with water.
General Mills Joins BICEP Coalition
Jul 28, 2014
- BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy) announced today that one of the world’s largest and most storied food companies, General Mills, has joined the BICEP coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies.
Oregon Businesses Call for State Action on Climate Change
Jul 15, 2014
- Over 70 Oregon businesses, including Adidas, eBay, Moda Health, NIKE, Inc. and Portland Trailblazers today issued a joint declaration calling for state action on climate change.
Carbon producers can meet EPA's limits as they have in the past
Jul 14, 2014
- Nothing in past experience, or the power sector's current preparedness, suggests that the nation's electric system is at risk or that rates will spike when EPA carbon-reducing limits for power plants go into effect. Quite the contrary: cutting carbon from the electric sector is a vital step forward in creating a sustainable economy in a warming world.
U.S. Policymakers Falling Behind Corporate America on Clean Energy
Jun 19, 2014
- Today, many of America's largest companies are strengthening their bottom lines by jumping on the clean energy bandwagon -- to the tune of more than $1 billion in savings per year.
New Analysis: America’s Largest Companies are Jumping on Clean Energy Bandwagon and Saving More Than $1 Billion a Year
Jun 19, 2014
- The nation’s largest companies are leaving Washington gridlock on climate change behind and rapidly embracing renewable energy sourcing and greenhouse gas emissions reduction efforts, according to a new report from Calvert Investments, Ceres, David Gardiner & Associates, and World Wildlife Fund.
The Quest For Sustainable Corn In Iowa
Jun 12, 2014
- As a new Ceres report released yesterday makes clear, there’s a hitch to the corn sector’s prodigious expansion: It is not sustainable, especially in regard to water quality and water use impacts, and the escalating ripples from climate change.
New Report: Water and Climate Risks Are a Growing Threat to U.S. Corn Production
Jun 11, 2014
- A new Ceres report released today shows that water and climate change risks are rising in the $67 billion U.S. corn sector, contributing to production and price volatility and growing concern by corn buyers that the nation’s largest crop needs to be grown more sustainably.
Unilever, VF Corp., Mars Incorporated and New York State Comptroller Join 173 Companies and Investors in Supporting EPA’s New Carbon Standard
Jun 02, 2014
- In response to today’s release of a new EPA standard to limit carbon pollution from existing power plants, 128 companies and 49 investors, managing $800 billion in assets, sent letters of support to the Obama Administration, and to Senate and House majority and minority leaders.
New Report Shows Decline in Carbon Dioxide and Other Pollutants from U.S. Power Plants, but State and Power Company Emissions Vary Widely
May 28, 2014
- A new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the country’s top 100 electric power producers shows a downward trend in nitrogen oxides, sulfur dioxides, mercury and carbon dioxide. The findings show that the industry is already shifting toward a combination of increased energy efficiency and lower carbon fuel sources, which should help it meet new EPA carbon standards.