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Climate-Aligned Finance

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You Might Be Paying for a Worthless Gas Plant

Utilities are building gas-fired power plants today for a future that may not have a use for them, potentially leaving ratepayers paying for a plant long after it has closed.

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We Read a 130-Page Report on Climate Regulation So You Don’t Have To

In October 2021, the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC)—an oversight body for federal financial regulators—chimed in on the climate conversation by way of a dense, 133-page report. The FSOC Report on Climate-Related Financial Risks examines how US regulators are already addressing climate-related financial risks, discusses ongoing challenges…

Private Financial Institutions Are Stepping in to Decarbonize Steel

Finance at COP, the UN climate change conference, used to be about public dollars. It was largely about rich countries pledging the elusive $100 billion in annual climate finance to developing countries—and about government ministers negotiating with government ministers. But at COP26, private finance made its presence felt…