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ESG Insider: US energy industry gears up for hurricane season

The ESG Insider newsletter compiles news and insights on environmental, social and governance developments driving change in business and investment decisions. Subscribe to our ESG Insider newsletter, and listen to the latest ESG Insider podcast.

The U.S. energy industry is battening down the hatches.

Ahead of a 2019 storm season that could bring up to eight hurricanes, we examine the rising threat that hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean and along the Gulf Coast now pose to energy companies and utilities in southeastern U.S. states. This week, we also dig into how Poland's largest power generators are introducing wind and solar power into their coal-heavy portfolios at a time when the country's power mix continues to diversify — see our Chart of the Week.

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Top Stories

Gulf hurricanes pose evolving threat as U.S. role in global energy trade shifts

The U.S. oil and gas industry is assessing the rising threat that hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean and on the Gulf Coast pose to their supply chains, particularly in light of the powerful storm systems that have hit the region in recent years.

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Utilities eye wind, water as 2-4 major hurricanes predicted for 2019 season

Amid lingering damage from the onslaught of 2017 and 2018 hurricanes, U.S. electric and diversified utilities operating in the southeastern U.S. are now preparing for the next storm season that could bring a new wave of hurricanes.

SNL ImagePolish utilities plot move away from coal as climate pressure, carbon costs rise

Compelled by surging carbon costs and the rise of climate change on the agenda of both investors and the European Union, Poland's largest power generators have begun to introduce wind and solar power into their coal-heavy portfolios.

Environmental

U.S. coal betting on exports, technology as climate concerns pressure sector

U.S. House subcommittee head details pros, cons of federal carbon pricing options

Climate advocacy group outlines 3 pathways for U.S. to slash emissions by 80%

Social

JPMorgan settles in parental leave discrimination case

Facebook, Twitter shut down fake accounts originating from Iran

POSCO's Hume Coal must address environmental, social issues for underground mine

Governance

Atlantic Gold says 'mistakes' made in arrest of mine opponent

Asset managers push back against U.K. regulator ESG disclosure proposals

Exxon, Chevron shareholders reject ESG resolutions at annual meetings

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