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Washington Legislature Advances Clean Fuels Standard and 100% Fossil Free Electricity

by Mara Gross on February 7, 2018

Key complementary climate policies advance as legislative session reaches halfway point.

Public strongly supports 100% clean electricity, clean fuels

by Climate Solutions on January 12, 2018

A new Washington state poll demonstrates strong public support for legislators prepared to act on climate.

Public strongly supports 100% clean electricity, clean fuels

by Jonathan Lawson on January 12, 2018

A new Washington state poll demonstrates strong public support for legislators prepared to act on climate.

Oregon legislators release Clean Energy Jobs bill

by Mara Gross on January 9, 2018

This February, the Oregon legislature has the chance for a major climate win by passing the Clean Energy Jobs bill, which puts a limit and price on climate pollution and reinvests the proceeds into our communities. 

Washington Legislature considers clean fuels standard

by Jonathan Lawson on January 8, 2018

Washington is the last west coast jurisdiction without a clean fuels standard. A bill before the legislature would change that--and lead to meaningful reductions in the emissions that cause climate change.

New Coalition Formed to Advance Zero Energy Buildings in Oregon

by Mara Gross on November 6, 2017

Oregon Governor Brown issued executive orders advancing energy efficiency and electric vehicles, and a new coalition announced its formation to accelerate the rapid adoption of zero energy buildings in Oregon. 

Climate Solutions Bolsters its Leadership As It Gears up for 20th Year in Action

by Kimberly Larson on October 5, 2017

Seattle, WA:  Climate Solutions is deepening its bench of seasoned leadership with the addition of Duncan Marsh as Director of Programs.  Marsh comes to the organization after 11 years at The Nature Conservancy (TNC) as its Director of International Climate Policy.  There he led international policy work on issues such as reducing emissions from forests and land use, adaptation and climate finance. Prior to joining TNC, he served on the U.S.

Oregon regulators reject PGE plan for fracked gas
Oregon Public Utility Commission rejects PGE's fracked gas proposal

by Mara Gross on August 9, 2017

(Salem, OR) – Today, the Oregon Public Utilities Commission (PUC) did not acknowledge plans by Portland General Electric (PGE) to build two new power plants that burn fracked gas at the Carty Generating Station near the site of a retiring coal-fired power plant in Boardman, OR.

Washington unveils rules to reduce global warming pollution

by Climate Solutions on September 15, 2016

"We appreciate Governor Inslee’s ongoing commitment to putting Washington on a path to a clean energy transition," said Climate Solutions' Vlad Gutman-Britten. "The Clean Air Rule is only the first step to creating a robust policy that drives pollution reduction and invests in creating tens of thousands of jobs in a new, sustainable economy."

Press Contacts

For media inquiries, please contact:

Kimberly Larson, Director of Communications and Engagement
kimberly (at)
206.448.6653 (office)

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

for Oregon inquiries:
Jonathan Gates, Oregon Communications Manager
jonathan.gates (at)
503.548.2538 (office)


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