business risk

Where are the Unicorns?

May 21, 2015 by Robert Rapier

Changing Energy and Risk

While companies are rushing to take credit for commercial production of cellulosic ethanol, a look at the numbers released by the EPA recently tells a different story. They warn of very high capital costs per actual gallon of production — a recipe for commercial failure.[read more]

Rest in Peace: The Fallen Solar Companies of 2014

December 6, 2014 by Eric Wesoff

Keeping track of failing solar companies in 2011 and 2012 bordered on full-time work. That was when solar manufacturing overcapacity and price pressure brutally culled the field. The 2014 dead pool is much smaller and much less painful to view.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: '... Then we Just go Away as a Business'

August 9, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Environmental Risk and Business Damage

In a story as much about politics as oyster farming in Washington State, the democratic governor is using struggling oyster farms as an example of the effects of climate change to convince conservative voters that global warming is a real problem impacting local businesses.[read more]

US to Face Profound Economic Risks from Changing Climate

June 30, 2014 by Roman Kilisek

Climate Change and Business Risk

The U.S. economy could face significant and regionally diverse economic risks from climate change if it continues on its current path without proper risk management such as timely “investments in adaptation or policy efforts to mitigate climate change through lowering carbon emissions.”[read more]

Climate Change is Risky For Business

June 26, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

Risky Business, an organization founded by Tom Steyer, Hank Paulson, and Michael Bloomberg, three giants of the business world, released a report detailing the extraordinary risks that climate change poses to the nation’s economy and to the future business climate in the United States.[read more]

Most Water Utilities Are In the Red, Study Finds

June 11, 2014 by Katherine Tweed

Water Utility Crisis

The buzz in the utility world in the past week was around the EPA rules to limit carbon from power plants. Some utilities are lining up for a fight, others already have enough trouble on their hands competing in a world where outdated regulation is leaving them behind. And then there are water utilities.[read more]