by Climate Solutions on June 7, 2023
[PRESS RELEASE] Washington's second ever auction for allowances under the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) this week raised more than $557 million that will fund climate and clean energy projects across the state.
by Greer Ryan on June 6, 2023
Avista is seeking to increase gas bills to expand the gas system when they should be shrinking it. Oregon has climate goals requiring gas utilities to slash pollution by 90% by 2050. However, Avista, a gas utility that operates widely in Southern Oregon, is in front of the Oregon Public Utility Commission (OPUC), seeking to raise an additional $10.9 million a year, resulting in an average 8.1% increase in residential gas bills.
by Juan M. Muñoz Jiménez on June 2, 2023
by Greer Ryan on May 31, 2023
by Meredith Connolly on May 26, 2023
By denying quorum for the state Senate to do business, Oregon's Senate Republicans have ground all progress in the Oregon legislature — and even the state budget — to a halt. The state’s climate agenda hangs in the balance among many other critical priorities.
by Deepa Sivarajan on May 16, 2023
by Meredith Connolly on May 12, 2023
We think you’ll agree: Every single Oregonian deserves to be protected from the climate crisis. This session, lawmakers have the power to move us toward that reality. By passing the Resilient, Efficient Buildings package, we can reduce climate pollution from our homes and buildings, protect families from extreme temperatures and wildfire smoke, and lower skyrocketing utility bills.
by Meredith Connolly on May 10, 2023
Did you know the Oregon Legislature hasn’t updated our state climate goals in over 15 years? We’ve fallen out of step with the Paris Climate Accord’s ambitions to keep the world below 1.5-degree warming. Washington, California and other states have updated their climate targets to be in line with what science demands, but Oregon still has not.
by Altinay Karasapan on May 8, 2023