Press Room

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The role of renewable diesel in Oregon's climate plans

by Victoria Paykar on May 12, 2022

While we are putting all our efforts into transitioning our transportation sector to be made up of 100% zero-emission vehicles powered by renewable energy, this transformation will not happen overnight.

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Why Oregon’s climate progress is good, but still not enough

by Jonathan Lee on May 8, 2022

If you’re like me, you’ve seen a LOT of studies released about the increasingly dire state of our climate, what’s to come if we do not cut pollution, and how much pollution we need to cut by when. 

Washington State takes strongest clean commercial buildings action in the nation

by Stephanie Noren on April 22, 2022

State Building Code Council adopts energy codes requiring new commercial buildings to heat with electricity

What Washington legislators did (and didn't) on climate

by Climate Solutions on March 25, 2022

It happened fast, but Washington’s short legislative session has come to a close.

Overwhelming majority of public comment again demonstrates strong statewide support for clean buildings action by State Building Code Council

by Stephanie Noren on March 11, 2022

Washington State could soon lead the nation in energy codes for commercial and multifamily buildings; State Building Code Council to vote on triennial code updates at April 22nd meeting

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Two years ago today: One of biggest climate wins in Oregon history

by Meredith Connolly on March 10, 2022

Today is a significant milestone for Oregon’s climate progress, but it requires a little time traveling to the cusp of the pre-COVID times to fully appreciate how far we’ve come.

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Recapping Oregon's 2022 Legislative Session

by Meredith Connolly on March 8, 2022

This session, the legislature provided historic levels of investments in clean energy solutions and electric vehicles, as well as significant progress for environmental and social justice in our state.

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Oregon Legislators commit to funding major climate action and resilience priorities

by Jonathan Lee on March 4, 2022

Thanks to robust advocacy efforts from climate, environmental, and community groups, legislators have passed an ambitious Climate Resilience Budget, which includes a broad range of meaningful investments to reduce pollution, transition to clean energy, and prioritize frontline communities across Oregon.

Broad and diverse testimony shows statewide support for State Building Code Council action on cleaner buildings

by Stephanie Noren on February 27, 2022

Washington State edges closer to nation-leading standards for commercial and multifamily buildings; overwhelming majority of hearing testimony was in support of code passage and focused on need to act for public health, climate and energy efficiency;

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Sprint with us toward climate action

by Meredith Connolly on February 17, 2022

Oregon's legislators heard your calls to address climate pollution from buildings—but it’s taking a new form. Also, don't miss updates on our statewide other climate priorities.

Press Contacts

For media inquiries, please contact:

Kimberly Larson, Director of Communications and Engagement
kimberly.larson (at) climatesolutions.org
206.448.6653 (office)

for Washington State inquiries:
Stephanie Noren, Washington Communications Manager
stephanie.noren (at) climatesolutions.org
206.454.7893 (office)

for Oregon inquiries:
Jonathan Lee, Oregon Communications Manager
jonathan.lee (at) climatesolutions.org
503.548.2538 (office)