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Do we really need to electrify all those vehicles? Yes—and quickly
Our transportation research indicates that it's urgent that we accelerate the transition to electric vehicles of all types. At the same time, it’s clear we need to expand clean and convenient options for getting around.
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Momentum is growing for states and regions to achieve 100% fossil-free energy grids--dramatically reducing carbon emissions and climate risk. But in the Northwest, as elsewhere, the largest source of carbon pollution is not electricity generation--it's our transportation sector. Industry and the infrastructure for buildings are also large emitters of greenhouse gases. That's why it is vital for us to shift as many of these energy uses as we can from fossil fuels to clean electricity—and to do so as quickly as we are able.

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Hot ways to stay cool: take our buildings all-electric

by Joëlle Robinson on July 29, 2022

WA State has an opportunity to ensure the most climate friendly state residential energy codes in the country.

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Share your #FreedomFromFossilFuels story

by Jonathan Lee on July 25, 2022

Throughout this month, Climate Solutions has been sharing real, widely available clean energy solutions through our #FreedomFromFossilFuels campaign. Now, we'd like to hear from YOU!

Tell Oregon regulators: we want clean and safe buildings in our future

by Greer Ryan on July 8, 2022

Together we can let the Public Utility Commissioners know that there is NO FUTURE for methane gas in Oregon.

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What does equitable internet access have to do with climate?

by Jonathan Lee on May 13, 2022

Bridging the digital divide, EVs keep accelerating, fossil fuel dirty deeds, and spreading climate hope.

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The role of renewable diesel in Oregon's climate plans

by Victoria Paykar on May 12, 2022

While we are putting all our efforts into transitioning our transportation sector to be made up of 100% zero-emission vehicles powered by renewable energy, this transformation will not happen overnight.

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Do we really need to electrify all those vehicles? Yes—and quickly

by Leah Missik on May 11, 2022

Our transportation research indicates that it's urgent that we accelerate the transition to electric vehicles of all types. At the same time, it’s clear we need to expand clean and convenient options for getting around.

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Why Oregon’s climate progress is good, but still not enough

by Jonathan Lee on May 8, 2022

If you’re like me, you’ve seen a LOT of studies released about the increasingly dire state of our climate, what’s to come if we do not cut pollution, and how much pollution we need to cut by when. 

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Two years ago today: One of biggest climate wins in Oregon history

by Meredith Connolly on March 10, 2022

Today is a significant milestone for Oregon’s climate progress, but it requires a little time traveling to the cusp of the pre-COVID times to fully appreciate how far we’ve come.

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Recapping Oregon's 2022 Legislative Session

by Meredith Connolly on March 8, 2022

This session, the legislature provided historic levels of investments in clean energy solutions and electric vehicles, as well as significant progress for environmental and social justice in our state.

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Mid-session climate updates from Olympia

by Kelly Hall on February 21, 2022

With less than three weeks left in Washington’s short legislative session, there are still a number of ways the Legislature can act to cut climate pollution, clean up our buildings, and sustainably fund the clean transportation system we need.

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