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Press Releases

Ceres Press Release

Ceres Ranks U.S. Electric Utility Companies’ Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Performance

Jun 28, 2016
Sempra Energy, PG&E, Edison International, Xcel Energy Rank High for Renewable Energy while FPL, American Electric Power, ConEdison and PPL Corp Rank Low

A new analysis released by Ceres shows that many of the nation’s largest electric utilities and their local subsidiaries are moving toward lower carbon fuel sources and that ambitious state policies and strong corporate demand for renewable energy are key drivers of this trend.

Ceres Press Release

New analysis shows keeping national MPG standards protects profits of automakers and suppliers

Jun 27, 2016
Independent auto industry analysts find MPG standards protect automakers against future fuel price shocks and benefit suppliers as well.

Even with wide-ranging unpredictable gas prices, U.S. automakers will remain profitable and suppliers will benefit under existing national fuel economy standards slated to be in place until 2025, according to a new economic analysis.

Ceres Press Release

Ceres Commends PG&E On Its Plan To Retire Its Nuclear Power Plant

Jun 21, 2016

Statement from Ceres President Mindy Lubber in response to PG&E’s proposal to retire the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant at the end of its current licenses and replace the plant’s output with a combination of zero-carbon resources, including energy efficiency, renewable energy and energy storage.

Blogs and Columns

Ceres

State Policies Drive Utilities to Invest in Clean Energy Boom

by Alli Gold RobertsCeres Posted on Jun 28, 2016

Midwest utilities are embracing renewable energy and energy efficiency and supportive state policy is a major driver of this trend.

Water Deeply

Watershed Protection Comes From Corporate Partners

by Kirsten JamesWater Deeply Posted on Jun 24, 2016

Coca-Cola is backing efforts to help restore key watersheds in southern California, signaling a new era in corporate water stewardship, writes Kirsten James, who oversees the California policy program at Ceres.

Huffington Post

Investors Must Keep Pressuring Oil Majors on Climate Risk

by Mindy LubberHuffington Post Posted on Jun 03, 2016

Annual general meetings are usually a time for reflecting on strategies to increase revenues for the coming year, global energy outlooks, and governance. But last week’s meetings at ExxonMobil and Chevron were different. They represented a watershed moment in combating the threats posed by climate change.

Press Clips

Bloomberg News

U.S. Underestimates Cost of Fuel and CO2 Goals, Automakers Say

Bloomberg
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.

Fast Co Exist

Just A Few Utilities Supply Most Of The Renewable Energy Sales In The U.S.

FastCoExist
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.

Ceres Press Release

Transportation Is No. 1 Source of Carbon Emissions. What Can Corporate Fleets Do?

Environmental Leader
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).

Podcasts

Sourcing Conflict: The Link Between Human Rights and Corporate Supply Chains (Part One)

Posted on Dec 10, 2012

This three-part podcast series focuses on the ethics of supply chain management and the evolving impacts on human rights. This episode looks at a recent Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule requiring all companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges to disclose the origin of four key minerals—tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold. Found in most consumer electronic devices, as well as the aerospace, automotive and heavy manufacturing sectors, these minerals contribute to ongoing political violence, illegal trafficking and devastating human rights violations in the DRC.

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Let's Get Physical: Identifying Physical Risks of Climate Change for Companies and Investors

Posted on Jun 21, 2012

Ceres, along with Oxfam America and Calvert Investments, released a new guide to help improve corporate disclosure and management of financial impacts of climate change and help investors make more informed investment decisions. This week, we speak with Bennett Freeman, Senior Vice President of Sustainability Research and Policy at Calvert Investments about the new guide and what it means for companies and investors alike.

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Meet the Expert

Andrew Logan

Since joining Ceres in 2002, Andrew has launched and directs two program areas for the organization. The first focuses on working with investors to engage the oil sector on key sustainability issues including climate change, biodiversity and water. Andrew's second area of focus is the insurance sector, particularly the role that insurers could play in encouraging solutions to climate change.

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