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Sleuthing for truth during power outages

by Jonathan Lee on February 26, 2021

Photos of an ice-coated Texas wind turbine were weaponized as supposed "evidence" that renewables were to blame for widespread power outages.

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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.

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“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.

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Seattle Schools’ history-making commitment to climate action

by Deepa Sivarajan on February 12, 2021

Seattle Public Schools makes a bold climate commitment: to transition to 100% clean and renewable energy by 2040 by eliminating all use of fossil fuels in district electricity, heating, cooling, cooking, and transportation.

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As seen on TV: the future of cars is electric

by Jonathan Lawson on February 12, 2021

Michael Regan poised for confirmation to head the EPA; What to make of carmakers' sudden enthusiasm for EVs?

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Transition 2021 off to a good start

by Jonathan Lawson on January 28, 2021

"Federal climate action:" no longer an oxymoron

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A climate protection plan that exempts gas power plants(?!)

by Zach Baker on January 22, 2021

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has proposed exempting the state's fossil gas power plants from their Climate Protection Program. This cannot stand.

Climate Leaders Live!

by Climate Solutions on January 22, 2021

Climate Leaders Live! is a web video series hosted by Climate Solutions where we, and collaborators, present conversations, policy deep dives, and explorations of how we can build a better future together. We’ll hear from organizations, businesses, elected officials, and community leaders in public health, environmental justice and more—leaders who are thinking big and working on different approaches to accelerate our transition to an equitable, just, and 100% clean economy.Join us throughout the year and learn more about real climate solutions.

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Living cleaner: why cities are shifting to all-electric buildings

by Deepa Sivarajan on January 21, 2021

We can make sure that our buildings are healthy and safe. A transition to all-electric will require our communities dispelling misinformation and speaking up for policies that move us off gas in an equitable and just way.

Why cap-and-invest? One strategy for carbon reduction

by Vlad Gutman-Britten on January 20, 2021

Climate Solutions' approach to the Climate Commitment Act, Governor Inslee’s proposed cap-and-invest system, and other systems like it

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A massively consequential week for climate action

The US Senate votes to pass the Inflation Reduction Act, climate impacts keep on coming, and communities lead the way on climate policy.