by Stephanie Noren on April 22, 2022
State Building Code Council adopts energy codes requiring new commercial buildings to heat with electricity
by Jonathan Lee on April 15, 2022
Freeway expansion and climate action don’t mix As youth-organized climate protests against the Oregon Department of Transportation’s proposed Interstate 5 freeway expansion project enter their 25th week, elected leaders in Washington State are also reckoning with the climate and community consequences of freeway expansion.
by Leah Missik on April 8, 2022
Research shows that a 100% clean electrical grid can handle the task of powering all-electric transportation. With smart charging practices and increased use of transit, the transition will reduce costs and improve our health—on top of the climate benefits. Part of our Transforming Transportation series.
by Stephanie Noren on April 1, 2022
Headlines on Joe Manchin and wind power in Texas; environmental justice and access to clean air; and other news on climate and clean energy. Warning: includes April Fools Day jokes alongside actual news!
by Leah Missik on March 30, 2022
Russia’s colonial warmongering and brutal domestic oppression are funded by the sale of fossil fuels. Saying no to Russian oil and gas is only a first step: for our climate and for human rights, we must move away from fossil fuels no matter where they come from.
by Climate Solutions on March 25, 2022
It happened fast, but Washington’s short legislative session has come to a close.
by Greer Ryan on March 22, 2022
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.
by Jonathan Lawson on March 18, 2022
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
by Kelly Hall on March 15, 2022
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.
by Stephanie Noren on March 11, 2022
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
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Can't quite beat the heat
Induced paralysis in the Oregon State Legislature: here we go again. Plus record-setting heat across the PNW, breaching 1.5C of global temperature rise, and more in this week's ClimateCast