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  • by Elizabeth Willmott on January 30, 2013
    City officials who want to address climate change know that lowering the carbon emissions in the built environment requires bold steps—especially in the context of population growth and increased development. Well-intentioned city officials often sign up for aggressive city climate action plans, but then falter when it comes to implementation. One exceptional stand-out is Issaquah, WA (population 24,930), where the City’s leaders are confronting carbon emissions head-on. Read more
  • by Eileen V. Quigley on January 23, 2013
    The New Energy Cities joined close to 200 Oregon mayors and city managers in Bend, OR on January 22, 2013 at the Oregon Governor’s Cutting Edge Communities Symposium.  Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on January 16, 2013
    Through public-private partnerships, the City of Bremerton's Public Utilities department was able to quickly upgrade their wastewater facility to run more efficiently and save the City money. Read more
  • by Elizabeth Willmott on January 16, 2013
    Cities account for 70 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which means that helping cities tackle GHG reduction is mission critical. At the New Energy Cities program, we work with small- to medium-sized Northwest cities to reduce carbon emissions by accelerating climate-smart, clean energy solutions in eco-mobility, renewable energy, highly efficient and intelligent buildings, and smart grid technology.  Here’s our approach: Read more
  • by Eileen V. Quigley on January 9, 2013
    As 2013 gets underway, the United States continues to operate without national climate or energy policies, nor national carbon pricing. Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on December 23, 2012
    How a family-owned composting business transforms the Northwest garbage industry, captures carbon, changes consumer behavior and creates jobs.   "Our program has really significantly impacted this community in developing a great carbon reduction story." - Steve Banchero, President, Cedar Grove Composting   Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on December 7, 2012
    How much carbon is stored in natural systems of the continental western US?  How much will be stored in future decades? A new US Geological Service survey provides some sobering answers. Read more
  • by Anonymous (not verified) on December 4, 2012
    Dr. Sally Brown tells the story of a recent ‘meta-analysis’ – or a study of the studies -- of the impacts on soil carbon of organic farming. Sally, a University of Washington professor, writes a regular column in BioCycle magazine. Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on December 2, 2012
    A multi-generational, family-owned dairy farm, shows that from local distribution of its products to turning methane into power at their new biodigester that they continue being an innovative leader in sustainability for 50 years. Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on December 2, 2012
    How the small town of Libby, Montana used energy efficiency to boost their local economy and save money on their electric bills.   Read more

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