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Massive data centers needn't be massive polluters

Amazon backs away from plan to keep Oregon data centers running on fossil fuels. Plus: widespread benefits for low-income households converting to clean energy homes; and two climate hawks become new heads of state

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Solar accessibility to soar for Oregon’s lower-income households

The state of Oregon was recently awarded $86 million for rooftop solar projects for lower-income residents. The extra cool news: combined with existing federal and state solar incentive programs, this may bring the upfront costs of rooftop solar to nearly zero for many eligible households.

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EV rebates that will make your head spin

A new worldwide record for clean energy generation; climate accountability in the courts and state legislatures; and rebates intended to make leasing a domestic EV super-affordable. It's in the latest ClimateCast.

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Coming soon: Carbon-free roadside assistance?

As the largest provider of roadside assistance services in the Evergreen State, AAA Washington responds to calls for all kinds of jams — and soon they’ll be responding to help with more fossil-free vehicles.

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What's A.I. got to do with climate?

Geothermal is (literally) heating up, A.I. soaring energy use, and shifting terroir in your glass

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Getting renters in on the heat pump revolution

Did you know that 24 of Oregon's most advanced, energy-efficient homes are located in Grand Ronde? But how do we get these benefits into the hands of more renters across the region?

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Climate justice: rooted in community

Northwest communities are fortunate to have a number of grassroots, BIPOC-led community organizations making connections between social justice, environmental health, and climate. We focus on one such group this week. Plus: the Biden administration pauses new LNG exports

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Busting the myths: clean energy does work in the cold

We have examples from across the country and worldwide that ought to close the confidence gap once and for all: yes, clean energy technologies work during cold weather.

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Wind... and counter-wind

Offshore wind is picking up across the country. Also: in the Northwest, climate progress is likely to face a challenge in Washington, and Oregon courts have delayed implementation of the Climate Protection Program.

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Kids breathe easier on electric school buses

Kids deserve to breathe clean, unpolluted air. Plenty of ink has already been spilled about the harms of polluted air in homes and classrooms. However, students are still routinely exposed to dirty, polluted air from a source in virtually every school district’s driveway: the school bus.

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ClimateCast

Climate justice: rooted in community

Northwest communities are fortunate to have a number of grassroots, BIPOC-led community organizations making connections between social justice, environmental health, and climate. We focus on one such group this week. Plus: the Biden administration pauses new LNG exports
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offshore wind

Wind... and counter-wind

Offshore wind is picking up across the country. Also: in the Northwest, climate progress is likely to face a challenge in Washington, and Oregon courts have delayed implementation of the Climate Protection Program.

Read More

Photo of kindergarteners boarding an electric school bus

Kids breathe easier on electric school buses

Kids deserve to breathe clean, unpolluted air. Plenty of ink has already been spilled about the harms of polluted air in homes and classrooms. However, students are still routinely exposed to dirty, polluted air from a source in virtually every school district’s driveway: the school bus.
Read More