Blogs By Ceres
A listing of blogs authored by Ceres
Tamping Down On Water Use In Drought Stricken California
Apr 24, 2014
- The Dawn Creek subdivision in Lancaster, 60 miles north of Los Angeles, looks like any other neighborhood scattered across California’s Antelope Valley. But Dawn Creek contains a home like no other in the country—a so-called Double ZeroHouse that is so highly energy and water efficient that it uses zero electricity from the grid and less than half the water of an average home.
Fracking and water: what we can learn from the US experience
Apr 16, 2014
- Water is a critical but contentious resource for the fracking industry, which is booming in the US and poised to take off globally.
Fracking and My Community’s Water: What Do We Know or When Will We Know It?
Apr 16, 2014
- Controversy concerning the practice of hydraulic fracturing and unconventional oil and gas development is about more than just breaking up underground rock deposits to release gas and oil.
Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Still Leaves a Painful Legacy
Mar 24, 2014
- Exactly 25 years ago, 260,000 barrels of crude oil from the Exxon Valdez oil tanker inundated the frigid, fragile waters of Alaska's Prince William Sound.
Clean Trillion California Dreamin'
Mar 18, 2014
- This year's Climate Leadership Conference was held in San Diego, and for good reason. The Golden State leads the nation in clean energy progress and innovation, thanks to its many forward-looking policies.
Lights, Camera … a Call for Action
Mar 05, 2014
- Sunday night I cheered as Steve McQueen dedicated his Best Picture Oscar for 12 Years a Slave to “all of the people who have endured slavery, and the 21 million people who still suffer slavery today.”
Insurers Have Huge Role As Clean Energy Investors
Mar 03, 2014
- Conversations about climate change and the insurance industry usually focus on catastrophic storms and their damaging financial ripples for insurance providers. Given skyrocketing extreme-weather losses in recent years, it’s surely a legitimate issue that should be making insurers re-think their business models.
California’s Drought: Cheap Water, But No Free Lunch
Feb 14, 2014
- Today, President Obama visited California’s Central Valley, which may be in the midst of the driest winter in centuries.
Energy efficiency, cities, and the Clean Trillion
Feb 14, 2014
- $36 trillion in clean energy investment is needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Ten cities are stepping up to the plate and investors are likely to follow.
Insatiable Thirst? The Fracking/Water Collision in South Texas
Feb 07, 2014
- Fifty miles south of San Antonio on Route 181, signs of the hydraulic fracturing boom taking place in the Eagle Ford Basin are everywhere. New hotels are popping up. Trucks endlessly barrel down roads. Restaurants can’t find enough workers.
The (Untapped) Carbon Conundrum
Nov 25, 2013
- If the world burned all of its fossil fuel reserves, would the world as we know it be the same?
Investor Concerns About Fossil Fuels Are Growing
Nov 21, 2013
- Even though a global climate deal is obviously unlikely at the UN talks in Warsaw, the fossil fuel industry’s iron-clad grip on the global economy appears to be loosening.
From Greening Hotels to Supporting a Leading Sustainability NGO
Nov 19, 2013
- Ceres harnesses the power of leading investors and mainstream companies to drive the sustainability agenda in groundbreaking ways. Ceres acts as both partner and advocate - yes, it's a fine line to walk but they have deftly treaded that narrow path with consistent success.
Ceres: Eliminating Corporate 'Short-termism' on Climate Change
Nov 12, 2013
- Ceres' unique voice highlights that environmental progress is not about sacrifice for our children - it's about opportunity for both current and future generations.
Levi's Wellthread stitches design together with worker well-being
Nov 11, 2013
- Levi Strauss & Company’s new Eureka innovation lab in San Francisco on Wednesday unveiled Dockers Wellthread, a process that pushes the envelope on sustainable design.
Chubb and Travelers still grappling with climate change post Sandy
Nov 08, 2013
- Hurricane Sandy was a wake-up call for cities everywhere about the risks of unprecedented storms.
Why is Europe failing to take the energy-water connection seriously?
Nov 04, 2013
- Concerns are intensifying in the US about the troubling interdependence of the economy's water and energy needs.
Rethinking the Role of Business in Solving Environmental Threats
Nov 01, 2013
- Ceres relationship with companies is a model for a new form of environmental activism, one that minimizes the confrontational tactics of the past with a hardheaded business approach built upon the economic and financial case for social and environmental corporate responsibility.
A closer look at Dow Chemical's climate change reporting
Oct 25, 2013
- With the fourth anniversary of the SEC’s Interpretive Guidance on climate change disclosure approaching, it’s time to ask: are companies disclosing climate information in SEC filings that’s helpful to investors?
Campbell’s Challenge: Growing Lots of Tomatoes in Water-Scarce California
Oct 24, 2013
- Last month, Ceres’ water team got some insights into how Campbell Soup is preparing for a likely drier future during a half-day visit to the 38-year-old processing plant and two nearby farms.