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Businesses Commend Virginia for Leadership in Cutting Carbon Emissions and Promoting Clean Energy

Press Release

RICHMOND, Va. November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Businesses across Virginia are commending Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed rule that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from the Commonwealth’s electricity sector by 30 percent between 2020 and 2030. 

The McAuliffe Administration will present their proposal to the State Air Pollution Control Board later today in Richmond. 

New Report Finds Clean Energy Investment Trends Are Improving Investment Returns

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November 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As investors converge in Bonn, Germany this week for the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties, or COP23, to showcase how they are taking action to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint, a new report released today by the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres and the Clean Energy Venture Fund (CEVF) finds that the accelerating trends in the clean energy technology investment market over the last seven years are expected to improve investment returns into the foreseeable future.

Business Leaders Applaud Progress on Regional Approach to Cut Transportation Emissions

Today’s announcement by CT, DE, D.C., MD, MA, NY, RI, and VT shows progress toward bold policies to improve public health and increase regional competitiveness
Press Release

November 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As global leaders meet in Bonn to discuss efforts to tackle climate change, 7 states and the District of Columbia announced a regional stakeholder process in pursuit of policies to reduce emissions in the transportation sector. These states have decided to embark on an extended process over the coming year which could substantially transform the region’s transportation sector. 

New Report Finds Increased Investment in Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Far Outweigh Costs

Press Release

November 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As automakers continue to bring new electric vehicles to the marketplace, electric utilities are grappling with the challenge of deploying adequate electric vehicle charging infrastructure to ensure that vehicles can be charged reliably. A new analysis released today by the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres and M.J.

Water Consortium Moves to Next Phase in Water Standards Development

Water Criteria Phase 2: Nature-Based and Hybrid Water Infrastructure Opens for International Consultation
Press Release

October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Climate Bonds Initiative on behalf of the Water Consortium has released Water Criteria Phase 2 Nature-based and Hybrid Water infrastructure for public consultation.  

The Water Criteria is part of the overarching Climate Bonds Standard which provides investors with a verifiable, science-based screening process to evaluate bond investments bringing climate mitigation, vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning to the fixed income investment space. 

Ohio Employers and Investors Urge Senate to Oppose Energy Bill

HB 114 would constrain clean energy investment in Ohio
Press Release

October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As Ohio Senate lawmakers hear testimony on HB 114, major businesses, investors and trade associations representing more than 30,000 employees, are voicing their opposition to the proposal. The businesses state that HB 114 would dismantle the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards and create prolonged uncertainty for the private sector. 

New CDPQ Commitments Demonstrate Bold Investment on Climate

Press Release

October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - A new strategy announced today by Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, the second largest Canadian pension fund with more than USD $228 billion in assets under management, demonstrates that they are committed to tackling climate change risks and seizing investment opportunities embedded in the low-carbon economy, Ceres said in a statement today.

Four Trends for Optimism on World Food Day

Blog

Feeding the world is a mounting challenge for our food system, as climate change impacts collide with burgeoning population growth. And more mouths to feed means demand is rising globally for resource-intensive meat, just as water scarcity and challenges such as deforestation accelerate. But today on World Food Day, I see exciting trends that give me hope. The food sector is beginning to step up. More and more food companies are doing their part to tackle urgent sustainability challenges, while also ensuring our long-term global food security.

Trump Proposal to Abandon Clean Power Plan Out of Step With Business Community

Press Release

BOSTON, October 10, 2017 /3BL Media/- The proposal released today by the Trump administration to abandon the Clean Power Plan is both “misguided and out of step with the leaders in the business community,” Ceres said in a statement today.

The Clean Power Plan is the nation’s first comprehensive effort to reduce carbon pollution from existing electric power plants – the second largest source of global warming pollution in the country.

Anne Kelly, senior director of policy and the BICEP Network, added: 

Major Investors and Businesses Support Staying the Course on Strong Vehicle Rules

Investors, Ceres BICEP Network release ads and letters
Press Release

October 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today, 36 institutional investors with over $813 billion in assets and a network of major businesses with over $400 billion in revenue, called on the Trump administration to not weaken the current light-duty vehicle fuel economy and greenhouse-gas emissions standards. The ask comes in the form of a Washington D.C.-focused ad blitz as well as letters to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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