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Lake Oswego Fair focuses on benefits of an all-electric lifestyle

by Meredith Connolly on August 22, 2023

The Lake Oswego Sustainability Network (LOSN) is hosting its annual Electric Home and Vehicle Fair on Saturday, September 23.

Reserve carbon auction raises $62.5 million in WA, shows the CCA is working as intended

by Climate Solutions on August 21, 2023

On August 9, the Department of Ecology held its first allowance reserve auction under the Climate Commitment Act, raising an additional $62.5 million for needed climate solutions across the state. This auction is a mechanism built into the CCA to stabilize costs and ensure that carbon allowances are obtainable and reasonably priced for entities covered by the CCA.

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Boundaries of potential Oregon Wind Energy Areas published

by Juan M. Muñoz Jiménez on August 15, 2023

Oregon could benefit from new source of clean energy to reduce climate pollution and reduce fossil fuel dependency

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Advocates reach settlement with Avista to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, expand low-income efficiency programs

by Greer Ryan on August 4, 2023

[PRESS RELEASE] A historic settlement in a contested rate case between Oregon’s second-largest gas utility and intervening organizations will require Avista to phase out fossil fuel subsidies, dramatically expand low-income weatherization programs and restrict political spending by the gas company that undermines state climate law.

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Avista used customer money to fund anti-climate litigation in Oregon

by Climate Solutions on July 10, 2023

[PRESS RELEASE] Avista inappropriately billed customers for anti-climate litigation spending, and is proposing to increase bills for continued litigation costs, according to testimony submitted by environmental groups to the Oregon PUC.

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Learn how Climate Solutions is working with businesses on climate change!

by Gregg Small on July 7, 2023

Since our founding 25 years ago, Climate Solutions has believed strongly in the importance of the business community to drive solutions to the climate crisis. Since 1998, we have partnered with businesses in all sorts of ways. In the early 2000’s, we launched one of our first programs, Harvesting Clean Energy, to work with farmers, economic development professionals, and rural business leaders to promote clean energy development to boost the rural economy.

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Climate victory in Oregon's legislature!

by Meredith Connolly on June 26, 2023

Breaking news! The Climate Resilience Package has passed the legislature and is on its way to the Governor’s desk for signature, bringing us one critical step closer to protecting our climate and communities.

Washington’s second CCA auction continues to demonstrate significant potential for new climate revenue

by Climate Solutions on June 7, 2023

[PRESS RELEASE] Washington's second ever auction for allowances under the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) this week raised more than $557 million that will fund climate and clean energy projects across the state.

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Advocates urge Oregon regulators to reject NW Natural’s risky investment plan

by Climate Solutions on May 5, 2023

In Support of Public Utility Commission Staff’s Analysis, Climate Advocates Call on Commissioners to Require the Major Gas Utility to Develop a Realistic Long-term Investment Plan to Meet State Climate Goals and Protect Vulnerable Utility Customers

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2023 Oregon Legislative Priorities

by Meredith Connolly on April 25, 2023

We’re officially halfway through the 2023 legislative session here in Oregon, and there is A LOT to report about where we’re at on climate action. 

Press Contacts

For media inquiries, please contact:

for Washington State inquiries:
Tffany Chang, Washington Communications Consultant
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for Oregon inquiries:
Juan Munoz, Oregon Communications Manager
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overall inquiries:
Gregg Small, Executive Director
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206.443.9572 (office)