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"A Brief and rapidly closing window"

by Jonathan Lawson on March 3, 2022

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 February 27, 2022

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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Urge Portland Public Schools to enact a climate crisis response policy

by Greer Ryan on February 22, 2022

Portland Public Schools is poised to demonstrate leadership in addressing the climate crisis in the classroom, with the community, and within their organization’s own policies and practices.

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Mid-session climate updates from Olympia

by Kelly Hall on February 21, 2022

With less than three weeks left in Washington’s short legislative session, there are still a number of ways the Legislature can act to cut climate pollution, clean up our buildings, and sustainably fund the clean transportation system we need.

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State action on clean energy: what's the score?

by Jonathan Lawson on February 18, 2022

In this week's ClimateCast: an update on clean energy legislation in Oregon and Washington; sea levels rising fast; and the Biden Administration has plans to boost our clean energy economy

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Sprint with us toward climate action

by Meredith Connolly on February 17, 2022

Oregon's legislators heard your calls to address climate pollution from buildings—but it’s taking a new form. Also, don't miss updates on our statewide other climate priorities.

Washington legislature takes steps on clean buildings ahead of policy cutoff but leaves work on the table

by Stephanie Noren on February 16, 2022

A missed opportunity: WA House of Representatives supports cities' efforts to act on new buildings, but is reluctant to give tools to utilities for existing buildings

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Cracking the code to clean and safe buildings

by Deepa Sivarajan on February 16, 2022

The past year has been exciting for climate action on clean and safe buildings in Washington. 2022 also presents a unique opportunity to have these benefits apply across the entire state instead of individual jurisdictions: the State Building Code Council can require clean, electric space and water heating for all commercial buildings statewide.

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Transform. Our. Transportation.

by Leah Missik on February 9, 2022

Move Ahead Washington will clean up transportation, investing in transportation electrification, transit, and active mobility—leading to climate progress, cleaner air, and healthier communities.  

Early updates from Olympia: 2022 climate action in WA

by Climate Solutions on February 4, 2022

It’s a short and fast virtual legislative session in Washington this year, and there is a lot moving quickly. Here’s a quick summary below of where climate legislation stands after yesterday’s February 3rd policy committee cutoff.

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