Press Room

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

by Meredith Connolly on

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

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

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

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;

Washington legislature takes steps on clean buildings ahead of policy cutoff but leaves work on the table

by Stephanie Noren on

A missed opportunity: WA House of Representatives supports cities' efforts to act on new buildings, but is reluctant to give tools to utilities for existing buildings

Early updates from Olympia: 2022 climate action in WA

by Climate Solutions on

It’s a short and fast virtual legislative session in Washington this year, and there is a lot moving quickly. Here’s a quick summary below of where climate legislation stands after yesterday’s February 3rd policy committee cutoff.

Washington in forward motion on clean buildings

by Climate Solutions on

There’s still quite a few leading clean buildings policies moving, including a focus on increasing access and customer choice to switch to electric appliances and decrease energy use in more  commercial buildings across the state. We’ve noted below key policies we’re tracking and where we expect them to land before House of Origin cutoff on February 15th.  

Progressive transportation funding considered in WA: Road Usage Charge

by Stephanie Noren on

Quick explainer on an important part of funding WA transportation system sustainably in 2022.

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Clean Buildings heating up across Washington State

by Stephanie Noren on

Efforts to increase access to clean, electric heating sources and electrify municipal and commercial buildings gaining ground in many forums across the state

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Transforming our Transportation: Pathways to Cut Pollution

by Leah Missik on

Transportation is the largest source of our climate pollution in the Pacific Northwest. With new research, Climate Solutions has evaluated options to meet our climate goals in Washington and Oregon, cutting carbon from our transportation system.

Press Contacts

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

for Oregon inquiries:
Juan Munoz, Oregon Communications Manager
juan.munoz (at) climatesolutions.org

general inquiries:
Kimberly Larson, Director of Communications and Engagement
kimberly.larson (at) climatesolutions.org