Ceres In The News
Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
Paris Climate Deal [Brings Investment Opportunity of] $12.1 Trillion Over 25 Years
Jan 29, 2016
- If the world is serious about halting the worst effects of global warming, the renewable energy industry will require $12.1 trillion of investment over the next quarter century, or about 75 percent more than current projections show for its growth.
Signal and Noise at the Paris Climate Summit
Dec 11, 2015
- In the past ten days, at the United Nations Climate Change Summit, in Paris, the word “signal” has become a kind of meme. It began with President Barack Obama’s introductory address, last week. “Let’s show businesses and investors that the global economy is on a firm path toward a low-carbon future,” Obama said. “There are hundreds of billions of dollars ready to deploy to countries around the world if they get the signal that we mean business this time. Let’s send that signal.”
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.
Drop In Oil Prices Complicates Effort To Combat Climate Change
Jan 28, 2016
- Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy to combat climate change will require trillions of dollars in investment. Cheap prices for fossil fuels are making that transition a bit more complicated.
How Wall Street Can Solve the Climate Crisis
Jan 16, 2014
- One of the hard truths about climate change solutions—whether they're solar panels, protective seawalls, or carbon-sucking golf balls—is that somebody has to pay for them.
Renewable Energy at $254 Billion? Let’s Make It a Clean Trillion
Jan 16, 2014
- Billionaire bankers gathered at the United Nations yesterday to call for more investment in renewable energy -- $1 trillion a year, to be exact.
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.
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.
The Largest Risk (and Opportunity) Investors Are Ignoring
Feb 13, 2014
- Tackling climate change -- and thus keeping the world inhabitable -- is an achievable goal, but it will become prohibitively expensive if we wait to act.
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.
Report: Water Availability a Risk for Oil, Gas Drillers
Feb 05, 2014
- A new national report on hydraulic fracturing and water use suggests that oil and gas companies are at risk of running short on the precious resource — especially in South Texas, where the drilling boom took off just two years ago as a severe drought was taking hold and has not let up.
Emissions from power plants fall even as economy improves
Jul 16, 2015
- Carbon emissions have fallen even as the economy has improved since the recession, according to a new report, bucking historical trends as well as arguments by opponents of President Obama's environmental and climate regulations who say the administration's policies would crimp the economy.
Where Does The Carbon Come From?
Feb 04, 2016
- The Paris Agreement has targets to hold the global average temperature to below 2°C, with a commitment to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5 °C. Achieving this goal will require dramatic reductions in GHGs, renewable energy, and methods for capturing carbon — but where does the carbon come from?
Bloomberg climate risk initiative targets secret polluters
Feb 09, 2016
- Set up on the sidelines of the COP21 Paris talks last December, the Financial Stability Board-backed initiative met for the first time this week. In just over a month, it releases its initial findings.
Study: Climate Change Is A Growing Threat To Corn Production
Jun 12, 2014
- Volatile weather has led to supply and price shocks that have rippled through 16 industries dependent on corn. From the meat industry to the ethanol industry, prices are higher for consumers.
Food Companies Work With Farmers on Sustainability
Jun 12, 2014
- U.S. companies relying on farmers for the raw materials in their products must take a more active role in ensuring the crops are grown in a way that minimizes damage to water, soil, and environment, a report released Wednesday said.
The market doesn't charge for Florida's climate risk
Feb 17, 2015
- Twenty-year government bonds and thirty-year mortgages are bumping into the horizons for serious damage to South Florida from rising seas. So far, those enormous risks haven’t sent home prices tumbling, or sent borrowing costs skyrocketing.
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.
Corporations Move to Curb Global Warming
Apr 25, 2016
- The deal 195 nations finalized in December in Paris may be the most important climate agreement ever reached, but pockets of corporate leaders, financial regulators and money managers remember it for another reason: a shift in how the business community views global warming.