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Can Congress get real on clean energy?

Climate advocates put pressure on lawmakers as western states suffer drought and extreme heat

Days of slow burning

Last weekend's record-breaking heat dome has largely passed, but continues to wreak havoc with heat-related deaths, power outages and wildfires

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Keystone XL is kaput

TriMet doubles down on clean electricity, Keystone XL pipeline is cancelled, and carmakers up the ante on EVs.

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Waking up from the fever dream

Climate tailwinds in Oregon, Ford reigns EV, and Big Oil shakedown in this week's ClimateCast 

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Washington State officially enters a new phase of climate action

Washington State enters a new climate action phase, Oregon's EV incentives get a boost, and fossil fuels are declared incompatible with a healthy future.

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Dare to dream of climate optimism

Washington State doubles down on climate action, red meat lies, and building electrification on the rise 

The real deal on Earth Day and climate

Earth Day climate commitments, need for transparency in "climate-friendly banking", and the latest from WA/OR 

Cherry blossoms in Seattle

Subsidizing climate chaos

A federal about-face on environmental justice... progress on battery technology... and a new consideration of "implicit subsidies" for the fossil fuel industry

Oregon charging ahead for clean energy

Clean energy advocates in Oregon strategize for progress on electrical grid and EVs. Meanwhile, US banks are investing in climate chaos.

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One year ago...

It was a year ago this week that the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic.

Days of slow burning

Last weekend's record-breaking heat dome has largely passed, but continues to wreak havoc with heat-related deaths, power outages and wildfires
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