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Shareowners request that Entergy’s Board of Directors, at reasonable cost and omitting proprietary information, issue a report by November 2011 on the financial risks of continued reliance on coal contrasted with increased investments in efficiency and cleaner … MORE
Shareowners request that Duke Energy’s Board of Directors, at reasonable cost and omitting proprietary information, issue a report by November 2011 on the financial risks of continued reliance on coal contrasted with increased investments in efficiency and … MORE
Share owners request that the Duke Board of Directors report to shareholders by November 2012, a treasonable cost and omitting proprietary information, on plans to reduce our company’s exposure to coal‐related costs and risks, including … MORE
Shareholder Proposal on the Financial Risks of Reliance on Coal
This report by the Clean Air Task Force provides data quantifying the health effects attributable to pollution from coal-fired power plants.
Xcel Energy Inc. is an electricity and natural gas utility holding company. As You Sow has engaged with Xcel on issues related to coal. Read more about our engagements with Xcel Energy below.
Public Service Enterprise Group is a publicly traded diversified energy company. As You Sow has engaged with PSEG on issues related to coal. Read more about our engagements with PSEG below.
Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production and transmission. As You Sow has engaged with Entergy on issues related to coal. Read more about our engagements with Entergy below.
CMS Energy is a public utility that provides natural gas, electricity, and nuclear power in Michigan. As You Sow has engaged with CMS on issues related to coal and coal ash. Read more about our … MORE
FirstEnergy Corporation is a diversified energy company involved in generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. Shareholders Vote for Greenhouse Gas Reductions at Midwest Utilities Calling for Climate Action, Shareholders Ask FirstEnergy and Great Plains Energy … MORE
Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the U.S., involved in electricity generation, transmission, and distribution. As You Sow has engaged Duke Energy on issues related to coal. Read more about our … MORE
Our 2012 resolution asked the company to report on the financial risks of continued reliance on coal for electricity generation.
Our 2013 resolution asks for a report on the strategies and quantitative goals to reduce water use and thermal impacts on receiving waterways from the company’s power generation and operations. We negotiated a withdrawal of … MORE
THE GUARDIAN – April 16, 2013 – In 2011 and 2012, 43 states were affected by extreme weather events that racked up more than $1bn in damages each.
SMART PLANET – March 11, 2013 – As You Sow and the Unitarian Universalist Association have filed shareowner resolutions with two large coal companies, requesting that they report on material impact of reserves that must … MORE
Ameren Corporation is a holding company for several regional power and energy companies. As You Sow has engaged with Ameren on issues related to coal-fired power generation. Read more about our engagements with Ameren below.
DE SMOG BLOG – October 23, 2012 – In a missive titled “White Paper: Financial Risks of Investments in Coal,” As You Sow concludes that coal is becoming an increasingly risky investment with each passing … MORE
As You Sow’s Update to the White Paper provides a snapshot of the current trends underlying five financial risks for investments in coal: for mining companies, they are driving shifts in generator demand away from coal; for electric utilities, they are making “cheap coal” costly compared to other generating options or increased efficiency. MORE
PLATTS ELECTRIC POWER DAILY – April 19, 2012 – Three large investor-owned utilities are urging shareholders to vote against resolutions that would direct the IOUs to prepare plans to reduce their exposure to “coal‐related costs … MORE
CHARLOTTE BUSINESS JOURNAL – February 13, 2012 – As annual meetings approach, investors aﬃliated with a national nonproﬁt promoting control of greenhouse gases and other sustainability issues have ﬁled shareholder resolutions with Duke Energy…
BUSINESS INSIDER – July 11, 2011 – With tsunami-induced nuclear reactor meltdowns in Japan, tornadoes obliterating towns in the American Midwest and the aftermath of BP’s calamitous oil spill still playing itself out, there was … MORE
In June 2011, As You Sow released White Paper: Financial Risks of Investments in Coal that lays out the financial risks of continued reliance on coal for electricity generation. MORE
THE OREGONIAN – June 25, 2011 – When it comes to power plant pollution, the spotlight in Oregon has been ﬁxed on Portland General Electric and its plan to shut the Boardman coal plant by … MORE
AS YOU SOW PRESS RELEASE – June 15, 2011 – According to a new report released today by As You Sow, a shareholder advocacy organization, the financial risks faced by the coal-fired utility industry have … MORE
UPI – June 6, 2011 – Regulatory uncertainty, market volatility and construction costs make coal a risky ﬁnancial investment, said U.S. advocacy group As You Sow.
AS YOU SOW PRESS RELEASE – May 4, 2011 – This month resolutions filed by the shareholder advocacy group As You Sow will be voted on by shareholders at the annual meetings of three U.S. … MORE