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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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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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Sprint with us toward climate action

by Meredith Connolly on February 17, 2022

Oregon's legislators heard your calls to address climate pollution from buildings—but it’s taking a new form. Also, don't miss updates on our statewide other climate priorities.

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Cracking the code to clean and safe buildings

by Deepa Sivarajan on February 16, 2022

The past year has been exciting for climate action on clean and safe buildings in Washington. 2022 also presents a unique opportunity to have these benefits apply across the entire state instead of individual jurisdictions: the State Building Code Council can require clean, electric space and water heating for all commercial buildings statewide.

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Transform. Our. Transportation.

by Leah Missik on February 9, 2022

Move Ahead Washington will clean up transportation, investing in transportation electrification, transit, and active mobility—leading to climate progress, cleaner air, and healthier communities.  

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What's ahead for climate action in Salem?

by Meredith Connolly on January 28, 2022

No corner of our state was left untouched by climate-fueled storms and harms last year.

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Let's make sure Washington is building towards a climate-safe future

by Joëlle Robinson on January 24, 2022

Buildings are one of the largest and fastest-growing sources of climate pollution. Our statewide building codes can set an example for how to cut pollution, but only if our voices are louder than the fossil fuel industry.

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Washington city #4: Clean energy and climate progress by going all-electric

by Beth Doglio on January 21, 2022

Olympia is the fourth Pacific Northwest city to prioritize clean air and health through action on buildings

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How we build has major climate impacts

by Meredith Connolly on January 13, 2022

Numerous Oregon cities from Bend to Beaverton want to require stronger energy efficiency building standards, but Oregon’s existing state policies are holding them back.

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Transforming our Transportation: Pathways to Cut Pollution

by Leah Missik on December 17, 2021

Transportation is the largest source of our climate pollution in the Pacific Northwest. With new research, Climate Solutions has evaluated options to meet our climate goals in Washington and Oregon, cutting carbon from our transportation system.

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Mid-session climate updates from Olympia

Submitted by Kelly Hall on Mon, 02/21/2022 - 12:58

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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What if all this was pollution-free?

Cracking the code to clean and safe buildings

The past year has been exciting for climate action on clean and safe buildings in Washington. 2022 also presents a unique opportunity to have these benefits apply across the entire state instead of individual jurisdictions: the State Building Code Council can require clean, electric space and water heating for all commercial buildings statewide.
Read More

Multimodal emoji transit

Transform. Our. Transportation.

Move Ahead Washington will clean up transportation, investing in transportation electrification, transit, and active mobility—leading to climate progress, cleaner air, and healthier communities.  
Read More