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What does equitable internet access have to do with climate?

by Jonathan Lee on May 13, 2022

Bridging the digital divide, EVs keep accelerating, fossil fuel dirty deeds, and spreading climate hope.

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The role of renewable diesel in Oregon's climate plans

by Victoria Paykar on May 12, 2022

While we are putting all our efforts into transitioning our transportation sector to be made up of 100% zero-emission vehicles powered by renewable energy, this transformation will not happen overnight.

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Do we really need to electrify all those vehicles? Yes—and quickly

by Leah Missik on May 11, 2022

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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Why Oregon’s climate progress is good, but still not enough

by Jonathan Lee on May 8, 2022

If you’re like me, you’ve seen a LOT of studies released about the increasingly dire state of our climate, what’s to come if we do not cut pollution, and how much pollution we need to cut by when. 

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Momentum: “Our strength comes in moments of crisis.”

by Teresa Myers on May 5, 2022

Representative Pramila Jayapal, National Deputy Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi, plus a panel of Northwest-based climate leaders... Wow, I still cannot believe the lineup of inspiring leaders who joined us for our May 2022 online event, Momentum: Embarking on a new era of climate leadership.

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You'll get a charge out of these clean energy developments

by Stephanie Noren on April 29, 2022

Washington leads with action on clean energy in commercial buildings. Also: clean energy everywhere demands grid growth and better batteries; both are coming.

Washington State takes strongest clean commercial buildings action in the nation

by Stephanie Noren on April 22, 2022

State Building Code Council adopts energy codes requiring new commercial buildings to heat with electricity

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Freeway expansion and climate action don't mix

by Jonathan Lee on April 15, 2022

Freeway expansion and climate action don’t mix As youth-organized climate protests against the Oregon Department of Transportation’s proposed Interstate 5 freeway expansion project enter their 25th week, elected leaders in Washington State are also reckoning with the climate and community consequences of freeway expansion.

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Are we ready to handle all-electric transportation? You bet we are.

by Leah Missik on April 8, 2022

Research shows that a 100% clean electrical grid can handle the task of powering all-electric transportation. With smart charging practices and increased use of transit, the transition will reduce costs and improve our health—on top of the climate benefits. Part of our Transforming Transportation series.

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Manchin accepts new leadership roles

by Stephanie Noren on April 1, 2022

Headlines on Joe Manchin and wind power in Texas; environmental justice and access to clean air; and other news on climate and clean energy. Warning: includes April Fools Day jokes alongside actual news!

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What does equitable internet access have to do with climate?

Bridging the digital divide, EVs keep accelerating, fossil fuel dirty deeds, and spreading climate hope.