Major Employers and Energy Consumers Urge Legislators to Maintain Virginia's Clean Energy and Transportation Ambitions


As a new legislative session begins in Richmond and the Youngkin administration takes office, several major companies and institutions with operations in Virginia are urging state lawmakers to maintain and build upon the considerable progress made in recent years to confront the climate crisis.

Major Companies With Large Fleets Release New Electric Vehicle 'Blueprint' for Car and Truck Manufacturers

Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance members are pushing manufacturers to prioritize production of specific EV models

Members of the Corporate Electric Vehicle Alliance presented top vehicle manufacturers, including Volvo, GM, Daimler and Toyota, with a roadmap for developing the types of electric vehicles that companies plan to acquire in the U.S. over the next five years.

Ceres Calls on the U.S. Government to Strengthen the Federal Procurement Process

As the world’s largest purchaser of products and services, federal officials must factor in sustainability when doing business
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In response to the federal government’s request for comments on draft regulations that would revise the federal procurement process to factor in sustainability in government purchasing, Ceres submitted recommendations that would help reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) while incentivizing zero-carbon innovation. The U.S.

Ceres Issues Recommendations to Federal Financial Regulators That Would Help Combat Climate Risk Facing Banks in the U.S.

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January 6, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Ceres issued more than a dozen recommendations for actions federal financial regulatory agencies should take to address the financial risk that climate change places on our nation’s banking system.

New Jersey Embraces the Clean Transportation Future, Taking Steps to Accelerate the Availability of Clean Trucks

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December 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ceres joins major companies with employers and operations in New Jersey to applaud the Murphy administration for adopting new rules today that will accelerate the growth of clean trucks, vans, and other large commercial vehicles.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) approved the Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) rule today, which requires manufacturers of medium- and heavy-duty vehicles to grow sales of zero-emission models by an increasing rate over time in the states where the policy is adopted.

Nearly 400 Companies Urge the U.S. Senate to Unleash the Build Back Better Act's Historic Investments in Climate, Clean Jobs, Savings and Environmental Justice

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As the U.S. Senate prepares to debate the Build Back Better Act, nearly 400 companies of all sizes and industries from across the country are urging lawmakers to pass its ambitious climate, clean energy, and environmental justice measures.

Ceres' Impact at the Start of This Critical Decade Grows With Scores Joining Its Powerful Networks and Participating in New Initiatives

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December 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Amid rising action in tackling the climate crisis and other sustainability challenges, Ceres grew significantly in 2021 with scores of new institutional investors and major companies joining its powerful networks and global collaborations and five new groundbreaking initiatives that will drive more equitable market-based and policy solutions throughout the economy.

Virginia Aims for Dramatic Growth in Electric Trucks by Joining National Effort

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December 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Commonwealth of Virginia took a step to expand its leadership role in tackling transportation-related climate pollution today, signing an agreement with 15 other states to work together to grow the market for zero-emission commercial vehicles like trucks and vans.

Ceres Applauds Latest Action From Biden Administration to Leverage Government Leadership to Accelerate the Clean Energy Economy

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December 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ -

President Biden’s new executive order catalyzing the U.S. government toward net zero emissions by utilizing the federal government’s purchasing power is “yet another important signal that this administration is committed to using it’s full authority and influence toward building a more competitive economy and strengthening U.S. leadership in the technology markets of today and tomorrow,” said Anne Kelly, vice president of government relations, at Ceres. 

New Analysis Shows Value at Risk From Negative Water Impacts in Apparel and Meat Industries

Companies could face nearly 1.8 billion in costs to address their negative water impacts
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December 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - A first-of-its-kind analysis finds that the cost of addressing harmful water impacts could top nearly $1.8 billion annually for some large publicly-traded packaged meat and apparel companies, and could lead to a change in company valuation of up to -47%, according to new res


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