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.
by Deepa Sivarajan on November 20, 2020
Washington and Oregon can do better to protect residents by creating clean, safe, all-electric buildings. In this second part of our blog series on all-electric buildings, we outline the health and safety risks of using gas, and detail how all-electric buildings can be the climate and health solution we need.
by Jonathan Gates on October 27, 2020
We recently interviewed Mark Gamba, Mayor of Milwaukie, Oregon, about the Let’s Get Moving 2020 ballot measure, the transportation improvements he’s most excited about, and the growth opportunities for our region in the decades to come.
by Deepa Sivarajan on October 21, 2020
Washington and Oregon need to join the movement towards clean, safe, all-electric buildings—and we need to do it soon. Look out for more information on the case for all-electric buildings and the policy solutions that can get us there in the Northwest.
by Zach Baker on July 7, 2020
We can rebuild and recover in a more just, clean, healthy, and smart way—while creating lots of high quality green jobs along the way. One of those climate-smart and equitable solutions to build back better than before is right in front of us, and all around us: our homes and other buildings.
by Victoria Paykar on July 7, 2020
The Portland metro region needs safe, efficient, and affordable transportation options. Let’s Get Moving 2020 will help make these improvements possible, all while reducing climate pollution and addressing systemic inequities.
by Victoria Paykar on June 18, 2020
Shifting to electric vehicles economy-wide is one of the fastest ways we can clean our air. However, we do not experience harmful air pollution equally, so we must ensure that communities facing disproportionate toxic air pollution are prioritized for transportation programs and infrastructure that improve air quality.
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