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Testimony of Michael Panfil Before the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change

Michael Panfil testified in a Hearing on Climate Resilience of Transportation and Electric Infrastructure before the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change. As demonstrated in these remarks, well-designed climate resilience planning is feasible using data and tools available today. The same is true with respect to existing…
Michael Panfil
October 4, 2021
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Testimony of Romany Webb Before the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change

Romany Webb testified in a Hearing on Climate Resilience of Transportation and Electric Infrastructure before the Massachusetts Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, making two key points: First, climate change poses serious risks to the electricity system, which are fundamentally different from other risks, including ordinary weather-related risks,…
Romany Webb
October 4, 2021
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Supplemental Comments on FERC’s Technical Conference on Climate Change, Extreme Weather, and Electric System Reliability

These post-technical conference comments provide further recommendations on how FERC can support effective climate resilience planning throughout the energy system, supplementing an earlier set of pre-technical conference comments.
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Strong SEC Climate Risk Disclosure Rules Are Good for Business, Investors

This blog assesses themes from comments submitted by companies in response to the SEC's request for public input on climate risk disclosure, and identifies four elements essential to a robust rulemaking: (1) address key climate risks as well as emissions; (2) require specific and comparable line-item disclosures; (3) include climate…
Gabriel Malek
August 4, 2021
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First-of-Its-Kind Insurance Report Confronts Climate Risk

This blog analyzes the recommendations in a report from the Climate Insurance Working Group, convened by California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, to the state’s Department of Insurance, local and state policy-makers, and the insurance industry regarding the role of insurance in addressing risks from climate-fueled wildfires, floods and extreme heat.
Katelyn Roedner
July 23, 2021
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Comments on Petition to New York PSC to Comprehensively Study the Impacts of Climate Change on Utility Infrastructure

In response to a Proposed Rulemaking, these comments support a petition by the Sabin Center, EDF, and other entities for the NYPSC to require utilities to engage in climate change vulnerability studies. The comments draw on sources including the joint Sabin Center and EDF paper Climate Risk in the Electricity…