I have good news: We can still solve the climate crisis.
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We’re already experiencing the impacts of climate change, but we still have a window of time to turn things around. We can build a bright future, and we need to spread the word that we’re already building it.
The transformation to a clean energy economy will be an enormous challenge, but the facts are clear: A complete transition to clean energy is achievable. A bold, fast, and determined shift in the next three decades is both necessary and possible. But more people need to know about it.
Today Climate Solutions launches our Bright Future initiative to demonstrate that the transition to clean energy and a low-carbon economy is achievable, inevitable, and desirable. By documenting and showcasing the clean energy transition that’s emerging, with facts, stories, and solution strategies, we will demonstrate our bright future and help the Northwest accelerate the transition to clean energy.
We can get to that bright future by advancing parallel pathways of:
Clean Power: Removing coal entirely from the Northwest’s power grid is possible, while doubling down on energy efficiency, limiting natural gas, and increasing renewable energy to attain a 100% clean grid by 2035.
Moving Beyond Oil: The Northwest can join California in pledging to reduce petroleum consumption by one-half in the transportation sector by 2030 and by replacing 100% of fossil fuel with clean fuel by 2050.
Clean Energy Economy: The clean energy economy is expanding rapidly with investments in innovative renewable and low-carbon technologies and spurring economic development in the Northwest.
Urban Clean Energy: Deep carbon reduction is possible in buildings, transportation, and energy supply at the local level, where 70% of carbon emissions are generated.
Just Transition: The transition to clean energy must offer broadly shared economic opportunity and must include the communities that have borne the brunt of fossil fuel extraction and burning.
You know that people and communities are mobilizing, solutions are advancing, and governments are responding. You know we can solve the climate crisis. Help us spread the word by signing up for news and alerts to read and share. Together, we can eliminate peoples' sense of futility and paralysis, so more of us understand that we can help solve it, too.
We can do this. It’s not too late. We can get on the path to a bright future. But we need to spread the word.
A Bright future is emerging, and you're part of it. Pass it on!