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Voice Your Comments on NW Natural's Proposed Rate Increase

by Greer Ryan on

NW Natural—Oregon's largest fossil fuel utility—wants to raise gas prices by nearly 12 percent. By supporting further growth of the gas industry, this rate hike will increase energy burdens for already struggling Oregon families, worsen the climate crisis, and pollute the air we breathe.

Clean energy. Fossil-fueled crisis. Tipping points are here

by Jonathan Lawson on

In this week's ClimateCast: clean energy results from the Oregon and Washington legislatures; fossil fuels and the Ukraine humanitarian crisis; and the EPA takes action on truck emissions

Following historic progress, WA continues with incremental steps

by Kelly Hall on

In 2022, the Washington Legislature built upon the transformational shift we’ve begun in recent years; lawmakers took important steps in a few key areas, but hesitated in others.

Overwhelming majority of public comment again demonstrates strong statewide support for clean buildings action by State Building Code Council

by Stephanie Noren on

Washington State could soon lead the nation in energy codes for commercial and multifamily buildings; State Building Code Council to vote on triennial code updates at April 22nd meeting

Two years ago today: One of biggest climate wins in Oregon history

by Meredith Connolly on

Today is a significant milestone for Oregon’s climate progress, but it requires a little time traveling to the cusp of the pre-COVID times to fully appreciate how far we’ve come.

Recapping Oregon's 2022 Legislative Session

by Meredith Connolly on

This session, the legislature provided historic levels of investments in clean energy solutions and electric vehicles, as well as significant progress for environmental and social justice in our state.

Portland Public Schools enacts comprehensive climate crisis policy

by Greer Ryan on

The Portland Public Schools (PPS) Board of Directors voted this week to approve a comprehensive climate crisis response policy! Let's send them a big thank you.

Oregon Legislators commit to funding major climate action and resilience priorities

by Jonathan Lee on

Thanks to robust advocacy efforts from climate, environmental, and community groups, legislators have passed an ambitious Climate Resilience Budget, which includes a broad range of meaningful investments to reduce pollution, transition to clean energy, and prioritize frontline communities across Oregon.

"A Brief and rapidly closing window"

by Jonathan Lawson on

In this week's ClimateCast: a grim new report from the IPCC; a fossil-fueled war in Ukraine; underwhelming action from the federal government, and signs of progress in Oregon

Broad and diverse testimony shows statewide support for State Building Code Council action on cleaner buildings

by Stephanie Noren on

Washington State edges closer to nation-leading standards for commercial and multifamily buildings; overwhelming majority of hearing testimony was in support of code passage and focused on need to act for public health, climate and energy efficiency;

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