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High hopes and great expectations: a political shift on climate

by Jonathan Lawson on January 15, 2021

Washington's legislative session begins. So does the Biden administration.

Cutting pollution with clean fuels: a top climate priority for Washington

by Leah Missik on January 13, 2021

We have one decade to cut our climate pollution in half. Making our transportation fuels cleaner is one solution among many we must pursue—but it’s a straightforward one that has already been successful in California, and Oregon, and British Columbia. Washington cannot wait another year to pass a Clean Fuel Standard.  

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The Clean Fuel Standard gets its first virtual hearing. Be "there."

by Ben Jones on January 12, 2021

This year's legislative session is taking place online—but you can still sign in to testify, or to register your support for climate action. We'll keep you informed!

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2021: Action time for climate in the Washington Legislature

by Vlad Gutman-Britten on January 8, 2021

Naysayers will claim that this is not the time for climate action in Washington, not with COVID, racial injustice, and economic recovery on the agenda. But we don’t need to choose between our major priorities: we can achieve climate progress, recover from COVID impacts, and fight systemic racism all at the same time.

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Is Oregon's clean energy transition on track?

by Jonathan Gates on January 6, 2021

Later this January, join Meredith Connolly from Climate Solutions and Janine Benner from the Oregon Department of Energy as we explore what powers our energy system today, where the trends are headed, and it all means for an energy-smart, climate-safe future for Oregon.

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Here's your clean energy team for 2021

by Jonathan Lawson on December 17, 2020

Biden's climate picks bring experience, grit and a focus on environmental justice. Plus: Who the gas industry is targeting now, and climate book recommendations for the holidays!

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Join the club on this 350th day of the year

by Jonathan Gates on December 15, 2020

Climate Solutions’ 350 Club members are an integral part of our organization and your help is needed to propel the transition to our clean energy future.

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The surprising economics behind going all-electric (hint, the numbers are pretty good)

by Deepa Sivarajan on December 11, 2020

So far our blog series on clean, all-electric buildings has shown how we can reduce our greenhouse gas emissions and improve our health and safety, but what about the economic impacts?

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Urge Multnomah County to build 100% clean energy-powered libraries

by Jonathan Gates on December 8, 2020

Multnomah County voters recently approved $387 million in library construction bonds. Let's ensure this new building is 100% clean and fossil free.

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ClimateCast: A secret antidote to 2020's triple crises?

by Jonathan Lawson on December 4, 2020

In this issue of Climate Cast: Mapping climate, racism, and pandemic impacts, Biden's climate plans, and solar's continued rise.

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