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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."

Washington State Moves Closer to Strong Rule to Reduce Global Warming Pollution

by Kimberly Larson on June 1, 2016

Olympia, WA – The Department of Ecology on Wednesday released an updated draft of the Clean Air Rule, requiring reductions in carbon pollution from Washington’s largest polluters. Environmental and clean energy advocates expressed support for a number of key improvements to the language while calling for additional changes to ensure that the rule supports clean energy and helps Washington meet its long-term sustainability goals.

Oregon Legislature Passes Historic Coal Transition Bill

by Climate Solutions on March 2, 2016

Legislation will move Oregon off coal power, double state’s clean energy target to 50% by 2040

SCOTUS' stay of Clean Power Plan won't stop progress on clean energy

by Jonathan Lawson on February 9, 2016

Climate Solutions statement on the Supreme Court decision to stay the EPA's Clean Power Plan

Arch Coal Bankruptcy: The End of an Era

by Climate Solutions on January 11, 2016

The nation's second-largest coal company declared bankruptcy after years of unresponsive management and a stock value in freefall. With consumers increasingly concerned about public health and demanding cleaner energy, the writing is on the wall for the entire coal industry.

Capping emissions good for WA jobs, environment

by Climate Solutions on January 6, 2016

Climate Solutions, Washington Environmental Council, and Washington Conservation Voters respond to the WA Dept. of Ecology’s announcement of a draft Clean Air Rule

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