Are recent disasters enough to spur utilities to take climate change seriously?

“Even now, utilities for the most part are skittish about mentioning climate change. While some companies are addressing the challenge, for a sizable number, discussing it is mostly lip service to inevitable carbon regulation looming on the horizon. In fact, liberal watchdog group Energy and Policy Institute unearthed evidence that some major utilities knew about the potential impacts from extreme weather events and climate change as far back as the 1980s — and still funded climate denial.  ”

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