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Press and Media

For press inquiries, please contact:

Peyton Fleming, Communications Director
Tel: 617-247-0700 ext 120
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Press Releases

Ceres Press Release

Michigan Businesses and Trade Associations Thank Legislators, Snyder Administration for Clean Energy Support

Feb 23, 2017
Businesses and ratepayers alike will benefit from recent energy reforms

Twelve leading Michigan businesses and trade associations sent a letter today commending members of the Michigan Legislature and the Snyder Administration for passing comprehensive energy reforms that will increase Michigan’s use of renewable energy and expand investments in energy waste reduction.

Ceres Press Release

Senate Vote for Pruitt Sends EPA Down Potentially Perilous Path

Feb 17, 2017

The Senate’s confirmation of Scott Pruitt as the next administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency “sends the agency down a potentially perilous path of crippling core environmental and public health protections that Americans expect and demand,” Ceres president Mindy Lubber said in a statement.

Ceres Press Release

New Report: Cap-and-Trade Cuts GHG Emissions More Economically With a Strong LCFS

Feb 16, 2017
Data shows combination of policy tools offers best chance of affordably reaching California’s climate and energy goals

A combination of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and California’s Cap-and-Trade Program can reduce the state’s greenhouse gas emissions and reduce dependence on oil more economically and effectively, relative to Cap-and-Trade alone.

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Blogs and Columns

Water Deeply

How Food Companies Can Help Drive Agricultural Water Conservation

by Kirsten JamesWater Deeply Posted on Feb 27, 2017

Farmers with high-priority water rights have little incentive to conserve water, but food companies have leverage to help drive sustainable practices.

Ceres

Carbon Tax Proposal Deserves Attention, But Big Questions Remain

by Ryan MartelCeres Posted on Feb 24, 2017

A group of prominent conservative political and thought leaders, under the newly-formed Climate Leadership Council (CLC), recently released a proposal for a carbon fee and dividend model for the U.S. economy that seeks to set the stage for future conservative and bipartisan discussions on tackling climate change.

Midwest Energy News

Commentary: Michigan Businesses Thank Lawmakers for Strengthening Clean Energy Standards

by Sarah TylerMidwest Energy News Posted on Feb 24, 2017

Last December, after two years of thoughtful debate, Michigan lawmakers passed a bipartisan energy package that will foster a clean energy future for businesses and ratepayers across the state. As the new legislative session gets underway, businesses continue the call for clean energy and thank lawmakers for their leadership last year.

Press Clips

Los Angeles Times

Trump's Vow to Scrap the Paris Climate Change Accord Faces Skepticism From Corporations, GOP Moderates

LA Times
Feb 15, 2017

Outside the confines of Trump campaign rallies, the offices of a few free market think tanks and the tea party stalwarts in Congress, the broader consensus is that abandoning Paris won’t save trillions of dollars, as Trump promised, but hurt the economy.

Environmental Leader

Will RGGI Double Down on Carbon Cuts?

Environmental Leader
Aug 04, 2016

Carbon pricing, the bogeyman of climate-change mitigation, still inspires terror in some US corporate executives and politicians, despite support from global businesses and governments. But when it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it works as evidenced by a micro-experiment among Northeastern states.

Environmental Leader

Feds Praise Automakers’ GHG Emissions, Fuel Efficiency Progress

Environmental Leader
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.

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

Dan Bakal

Dan oversees Ceres’ electric power and coal research, shareholder engagement, and furthers the understanding of environmental risks, with a particular focus on climate risk. He works closely with Ceres coalition members, including environmental, investor, labor and public interest groups, to engage in dialogues with electric power companies, which often involve a comprehensive review of environmental policies, performance, and disclosure practices.

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