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

by Climate Solutions on

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

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

[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

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[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

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

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

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[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

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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

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. 

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Our 2023 Oregon Legislative Session Priorities

by Meredith Connolly on

Oregon has made incredible strides in cleaning up our electric grid and transportation sector through milestone policies in recent years. This suite of priorities helps turn the promise of these policies into progress on the ground that meaningfully benefits us all.

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