• Powering up Oregon's EV adoption rates

    by Victoria Paykar on March 4, 2021

    After last fall’s record-setting wildfires and smoke and the ongoing COVID pandemic, Oregonians aren’t taking clean air and healthy lungs for granted. Ensuring that the future of Oregon’s transportation is electric—not burning fossil fuels—is critical for cleaning up our air and for achieving our state’s climate goals. Thankfully, with forward momentum in Salem, Oregon legislators are making clear that accelerating our transition to zero emission vehicles (ZEV) is a priority this session.

  • Washington House accelerates clean fuels

    by Climate Solutions on February 27, 2021

    The heat in Olympia is now on the Senate, as the House passes a Clean Fuel Standard for the third year in a row.

  • Sleuthing for truth during power outages

    by Jonathan Lee on February 26, 2021

    Sleuthing the truth about renewables and widespread winter power outages In the wake of massive winter storms that blanketed much of the continental US in snow and ice, some clean energy skeptics were quick to seize upon the image of an ice-coated Texas wind turbine as supposed evidence that the rise of renewables were to blame for widespread power outages.

  • 2021: Action time for climate in the Oregon Legislature

    by Meredith Connolly on February 24, 2021

    As the historic wildfires that devastated Oregon last September and the most recent ice storms make clear, climate chaos is here and harming Oregon’s communities and well-being now.

  • “Circular” Restaurants recycle used cooking oil into low-carbon, low-pollution fuel

    by Climate Solutions on February 24, 2021

    As the Washington Legislature again considers a policy to create a Clean Fuel Standard (HSB 1091), a coalition of supporters celebrate “Circular Restaurant” Week to honor restaurants in the International District who participate in waste cooking oil recycling programs.