All posts by ben serrurier
As Climate Solutions' Washington Policy Specialist, Ben provided policy research and expertise for Climate Solutions in and out of the Washington legislature. Working with the policy team from 2012 to 2015, Ben worked on legislative, budgetary, and regulatory issues related to electricity generation and transmission, fossil fuel transport, and transportation fuels at the state and federal level. In 2014 he was named a Young Climate Leaders Network Fellow.
Before moving to Seattle, Ben consulted for the Ministry of Commerce in Cambodia, studied economic development in Brazil, worked on carbon market policy for The Nature Conservancy in San Francisco and attended college in Walla Walla, Washington, where he received an honors degree in Politics-Environmental Studies from Whitman College.
Ben enjoys Seattle’s rain, coffee and forgiving clothing culture where anything plaid counts as a dress shirt.
By: Ben Serrurier on May 30, 2014
California is saving lives and boosting its economy by capping carbon emissions and supporting clean fuels. Can't we do the same for Washington?
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.
By: Ben Serrurier on February 3, 2014The Climate Workgroup issued its final reports last month, and while members remain divided, the final recommendations include a number of sensible climate solutions for Washington State.
By: Ben Serrurier on January 27, 2014
Washington State's Big Oil loophole was never intended to benefit oil companies; it serves no purpose except to divert tens of millions away from education and essential services, benefiting a massively profitable and polluting industry.
By: Ben Serrurier on January 23, 2014
Big coal and big oil head the list of Washington's top polluters, reminding us that we need strong protections against greenhouse gas emissions.
By: Ben Serrurier on January 16, 2014
And they’re off! Monday marked the official start of the 2014 Washington State legislative session. Here's a preview of how Climate Solutions will be there, working to promote the clean energy economy and to reduce global warming pollution.
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.