Climate and clean energy news and commentary

  • by Ben Serrurier on December 6, 2013
    Fossil fuel companies are trotting out another round of warmed over allegations that climate policy, in particular a clean fuels standard, is unworkable and will crash the economy. They’re running up against a difficult opponent: reality. Read more
  • by Dominick DellaSala on September 27, 2013
    Since forests absorb and store vast amounts of carbon, protecting forests, especially old growth forests like those in the Pacific Northwest, should be a key component of any plan to mitigate the effects of climate change. Read more
  • by Ross Macfarlane on September 12, 2013
    The starkest warnings about the coming apocalypse are coming not from long-haired hippies, but from Wall Street bankers in three-piece suits. This is not another screed from an environmental fanatic predicting the end of the world; this is a discussion about the collapse of the business case for investments in coal export infrastructure.The starkest warnings about the coming apocalypse are coming not from long-haired hippies, but from Wall Street bankers in three-piece suits. This is not another screed from an environmental fanatic predicting the end of the world; this is a discussion about... Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on September 9, 2013
    The health of forests and their owners are directly connected, an insight that has generated an innovative Oregon program to increase forest carbon. Read more
  • by Patrick Mazza on September 3, 2013
    Good-paying jobs that produce multiple products in rural communities where good jobs have been scarce – This is the restoration economy.  In Oregon the restoration economy created 6,483 jobs, generated $977.5 million in economic activity from 2001–2010, a new report from Ecotrust says. Read more

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