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Climate Risks and Electric Utilities

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Published by McGraw-Hill in New York .
Written in English

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Open LibraryOL24311473M
ISBN 109780071732208

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  A focus on the climate risk management in the electric utility industry is critical for three reasons. First, electric utilities are a public good that provide a fundamental societal, cultural, and economic service. Improved climate risk management means utilities are better prepared against climate change related to disruptions of electricity Cited by: 6.   We investigate the impacts of climate change on equity investments in US Electric Utilities by evaluating market reactions around extreme weather events. We hypothesize that investment risk from climate change is already present in the market and that extreme weather events evidence this risk through price and risk by: 2. based on reporting of climate risk in by energy and utility companies to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). Current Practices: An outline of actions related to climate change adaptation based on reporting from the CDP, interviews, and other publications. Emerging Practices: Synthesis of company disclosures, literature, reviews.   Four million Californians were denied electrical power and thus air conditioning last night during a heatwave, raising the risk of heatstroke and death, particularly among the elderly and sick.

Michael Shellenberger has been downplaying climate risks since if not earlier – his luke-warmism is reheated. Jim Green Posted on 7 August 0 Comments share. We believe companies should have a proactive environmental strategy to position themselves for future changes such as rising carbon prices. Thus we expect electric utilities to have a clear de-carbonization strategy (i.e. from coal to gas to renewables) reflected by decreasing carbon intensity and to have a plan of how to deal with a future carbon price reflecting the reality of the emissions.   This may turn out to be the year that oil giants, especially in Europe, started looking more like electric companies.. Late last month, Royal Dutch Shell won a deal to build a vast wind farm off.   This makes it critical to analyze climate-related risks on a local level. Aging infrastructure leaves the U.S. electric utility sector exposed to climate shocks such as hurricanes and wildfires. We assess the exposure to climate risk of publicly listed U.S. utilities based on the physical location of their plants, property and equipment.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The unavoidable impacts associated with climate change and weather extremes have the potential to adversely affect infrastructure, including electricity infrastructure. It is thus imperative that organizations in the business of generating electricity have the tools and resources they need to effectively anticipate, plan for, and respond to climate-related risks. The Canadian.   Data provided by Moody's affiliate Four Twenty Seven measures the degree of risk of four climate-related hazards on utilities across the US With severity varying by region, the ultimate credit impact of climate hazards on regulated electric utilities depends in part on their ability to invest in mitigating measures, Moody's Investors Service. Journals & Books; Help Download PDF Download. Share. Export. Advanced. Climate Risk Management. Vol , Pages Climate risk management and the electricity sector. Author links open overlay panel Andrea K. Gerlak a b Jaron Weston c Ben McMahan d Rachel L. Murray e Megan Mills-Novoa.   The Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) Risk Assessment and Mitigation Phase (RAMP) filing is the second of its kind and the first for PG&E, serving as a precursor to the utility’s Test Year General Rate Case, which is expected to be filed by September 1,