Ceres In The News
Listing of news clips featuring Ceres and our work.
Forbes: Coal-Fired Carbon Emissions Fall As Transition To Cleaner Energy Accelerates
Aug 01, 2012
- Thanks to cheap natural gas and a boom in renewable energy, the U.S. is accelerating a shift away from coal-fired power plants, resulting in falling emissions of carbon dioxide and other harmful pollutants.
Houston Chronicle: In the dark in assessing financial risk of offshore disasters
Aug 06, 2012
- Ceres analyzed safety and environmental risk disclosures in the regulatory filings of 10 big energy companies, including BP, Chevron and Exxon Mobil and found that seven provided no information on the development of safety programs. The other three offered only broad statements about safety but no data or details.
The Houston Chronicle: Expiration of tax credit threatens wind industry
Aug 14, 2012
- For years, the federal government has supported innovation in the energy sector, funding everything from advanced drilling techniques to more efficient turbine design.
Ethical Corporation: New rigorous ratings tools help investors and companies
Aug 17, 2012
- The Global Initiative for Sustainability Ratings offers an opportunity for credible corporate performance assessment.
The New York Times: Will Emissions Disclosure Mean Investor Pressure on Polluters?
Aug 27, 2012
- New reports and financial tools are encouraging greater disclosure from companies while, hopefully, also pushing investors to build more responsible portfolios.
Romney Needs to Make a U-Turn on Fuel Standards
Aug 29, 2012
- The Obama administration's fuel-economy standards, finalized today, highlight the stark choice voters face this November about the path of U.S. energy policy.
Colorado Springs Gazette: The least costly, most efficient solution for the Springs
Sep 05, 2012
- Saving electricity is the lowest cost, cleanest and least risky resource available to utilities. Increasing energy efficiency provides important co-benefits including local job creation, water savings, and reduced air pollution.
Global Warming Ascends Agenda of Socially Responsible Investors
Sep 11, 2012
- Among public pension funds in the U.S., the large California plans have long been the most public and progressive when it comes to considering the impact of environment, social matters and corporate governance, on their investment portfolio. Increasingly they are not alone.
Complaints are few as fuel efficiency rises
Sep 12, 2012
- The auto industry continues to be a strong supporter of the Obama Obama administration’s recently announced 54.5-mile-per-gallon fuel standard for cars by 2025.
Starbucks, Ben & Jerry's join lobby push for wind credit
Sep 18, 2012
- Businesses that support wind power are turning up the pressure on Congress to extend a tax incentive for the industry before it expires at the end of the year.
Insurers Pressed to Take Lead in Tempering Climate Risk
Sep 20, 2012
- U.S. property-casualty insurers should take a leadership role in preparing for climate-change risks as severe weather becomes more frequent, a lobbying group said.
Utilities expert urges shift in power sources
Sep 25, 2012
- As a historic drought drives attention to climate change, Ron Binz, a consultant and 30-year veteran of public power, came to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Monday afternoon with a daunting and urgent message on energy.
In New Orleans, Entergy Prepares for the Next Big One
Oct 05, 2012
- The power utility Entergy (ETR), which serves 2.8 million customers along the Gulf Coast and in Arkansas, announced that it had developed a new framework to compensate landowners for preserving swamps as part of one of the more aggressive climate risk management plans in the country.
Report Points to Insurance Industry’s Vulnerability to Climate Change
Oct 10, 2012
- A new report from Ceres urges the insurance industry to act to protect itself and the community against the increasing frequency of extreme weather due to climate change.
Food, Water Shortages Should Alarm All Investors
Oct 10, 2012
- Sustainability needs to be embraced by all investors and integrated across capital markets if the world is to address its most pressing problems.
Population Growth in Cat-Prone Areas Contributes to Insured Losses
Oct 18, 2012
- Growing populations and higher densities in areas of the U.S. prone to severe weather, coupled with a potential shift in the risk landscape due to climate change, have been contributing to a rise in insured loss tabs.
Investor group says oil sands industry must cut environmental risks
Oct 22, 2012
- An international group of investment funds with investments in Alberta’s oil sands is concerned the industry’s environmental performance could be creating financial risk.
5 Insurance Stocks in Hurricane Sandy's Crosshairs
Oct 26, 2012
- While 2012 has been a much better year for property and casualty insurers than 2011, Hurricane Sandy could change that, with its surprising timing, direction, and possibly its duration.
How storms like Sandy batter insurance companies
Oct 29, 2012
- Weather forecasters certainly have a difficult job right now, trying to predict when an unpredictable “frankenstorm” will make landfall.
How Insurers Can Foil the Next Hurricane Sandy
Oct 31, 2012
- With the recent proliferation of extreme weather events — most recently Hurricane Sandy — industry watchers say it’s time for insurers to lobby for big changes, this time to mitigate disasters tied to global climate change.