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Oregon is falling behind on climate action

by Jonathan Gates on January 6, 2020

A growing list of states and territories have adopted carbon pricing policies, enacted more robust low-carbon fuel standards, and committed to a timeline for transitioning to 100% clean electricity, but Oregon is not among them.

Maintaining hope in the age of climate change

by Devon Downeysmith on December 20, 2019

What it's like to read climate news every day: some days, it’s inspiring. Other days, it weighs heavy on the heart.

Broad support for a regional Clean Fuel Standard

by Climate Solutions on December 20, 2019

“We want cleaner air and cleaner fuels." At a public hearing this week, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency heard a flood of calls for cleaner air, strong action on climate, and increased growth for the region's clean energy economy.

A New Flyer electric bus operated by TriMet recharges at Sunset Transit Center.
TriMet and the City of Portland accelerate toward 100% clean

by Meredith Connolly on December 19, 2019

We are excited that the City of Portland and TriMet have taken some big strides to accelerate toward 100% clean and carbon-free operations!

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How you can cut climate pollution. This week.

by Kimberly Larson on December 16, 2019

A Clean Fuel Standard is Washington's next step taking action against climate change. Don't miss an important public hearing this Thursday in Seattle!

Global warming persists, despite global warnings

by Devon Downeysmith on December 10, 2019

COP25, floating solar installations, promising new EV investments and more of the latest climate and clean energy headlines

Remind AAA of Oregon to #DoBetterOnClimate

by Jonathan Gates on December 4, 2019

We need one more big push to make clear to AAA of Oregon and other corporate interests that blocking climate action is bad for business.

Photo of Don Sampson at Climate Solutions' 2019 Annual Dinner
Be climate-courageous this Giving Tuesday

by Savitha Reddy Pathi on December 3, 2019

We're celebrating acts of courage this Giving Tuesday here at Climate Solutions. Help us reach our goal of $2,500 with a gift today!

The future is arriving now: good, bad and ugly

by Devon Downeysmith on November 29, 2019

Electric trucks are from the future...and the future has arrived A previously idled General Motors assembly plant will soon accelerate again with new production and new local jobs—and it’s going electric. Lordstown Motors recently purchased a 6.2 million square-foot auto assembly facility from GM with plans to manufact

Climate conversations belong at your table

by Kimberly Larson on November 27, 2019

Talking about climate can be an important part of Thanksgiving meals and hangouts. We've got some tips to make it productive, a little easier—and absolutely inspiring.


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  • Paris! we just can't leave you

    Clean energy advances through local elections We need national and international action to fight climate change, but states and cities have also been a critical piece of the solution.