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Oregon’s “Future of Gas” Process: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

by Greer Ryan on December 12, 2021

Oregon PUC regulators are tasked with figuring out how to protect customers and reduce risk, while gas utilities grapple with how to meet climate pollution reduction goals while continuing to meet customers’ needs.

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Good climate moves from Eugene's city council

by Greer Ryan on December 10, 2021

The Eugene, OR city council voted to start studying whether to require all new-constructed commercial and residential buildings be electric only.

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A real clean coast

by Jacqui Trillo on December 3, 2021

The Pacific Northwest leads on clean trucks, holding greenwashers to account, energy storage innovations, and getting relief to flood victims.

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The good, the bad, and the necessary next steps

by Jonathan Lee on November 19, 2021

Harrowing floods in the PNW, a wrap-up of the COP26 conference, and some federal progress on climate.

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VICTORY! Oregon accelerates toward clean truck leadership

by Victoria Paykar on November 17, 2021

Earlier today, Oregon's Environmental Quality Commission voted to pass the Clean Truck Rules that will help us transition to zero emission trucks and reduce smog pollution from new diesel truck engines.

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Oregon is poised to become a clean truck leader

by Victoria Paykar on November 11, 2021

On November 17th, the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission will vote on whether to adopt Clean Truck Rules that have the tremendous opportunity to improve public health and clean up our transportation sector!

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An open letter to Seattle's new mayor

by Deepa Sivarajan on November 8, 2021

Despite a recent Executive Order on climate action by outgoing Seattle mayor, Jenny Durkan, Seattle is still behind on its goals. Deepa Sivirajan has a few recommendations for Mayor-Elect Bruce Harrell on making climate central to his future governance.

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Not everything, definitely something

by Stephanie Noren on November 7, 2021

A summary of COP26 coverage, infrastructure headed to Biden’s desk, climate bright spots from the elections, and a new ABBA record

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Unprecedented times, unprecedented action needed

by Gregg Small on November 3, 2021

A lot of the focus today is what happened yesterday, Election Day. But at the end of last week, two surreal things happened at the same time in Washington, D.C.

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TriMet is on the road to clean and climate-friendly public transportation

by Jonathan Lee on November 2, 2021

Oregon’s largest public transit agency has committed to fueling its existing fleet of transit vehicles with renewable diesel, as part of its transition to a clean, non-polluting transit vehicle fleet.

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