Climate and clean energy news and commentary

  • by KC Golden on April 28, 2014
    Did the producers of the Showtime docu-series Years of Living Dangerously have to conduct an Environmental Impact Statement before airing their show?  They should have, because it is profoundly disruptive to the ecosystem of denial.  Read more
  • by Seth Zuckerman on April 21, 2014
    In this week’s ClimateCast: British Airways inks contract to buy fuel made from garbage; Keystone pipeline decision delayed until after November elections; solar prices plummeting to parity with market prices; and more. Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on April 21, 2014
    The second episode of Years continues a storyline in which Harrison Ford travels to Indonesia to investigate massive slash and burn deforestation projects, which are making way for gigantic, illegal palm oil plantations. The destruction of Indonesia's peat lands - the burning of both the forests' trees and carbon rich soils - now accounts for 4% of the world's total greenhouse gas emissions alone.  Read more
  • by Ben Serrurier on April 19, 2014
    In 2010 the Washington State legislature passed the Jobs Now Act, providing grants to school districts for energy efficiency and other cost-saving investments. Despite such resounding and widespread success, funding for the Jobs Act isn’t guaranteed; we need the legislature to renew it this year. Read more
  • by Bobby Hayden on April 17, 2014
    One woman shares the story of her rise and fall – and rise again! – as a climate activist: What do an executive, a student, a tribal leader, an activist and a veteran have in common? They were all talking climate action back in February at Fortified! – a climate change storytelling event hosted by the Portland State University's Institute for Sustainable Solutions and in partnership with the City of Portland, Climate Solutions, Ecotrust, Oregon Environmental Council, Renewable Northwest, and the VOIS Alliance. Read more