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2014 ends–and 2015 begins–with climate action

by Ben Serrurier on December 23, 2014

2014--the year which saw the largest climate action march ever, plus victories over big coal and advances in clean energy--is coming to a close with…

Carbon price at work in CA & EU; now floated for WA

by Seth Zuckerman on December 22, 2014

Gov. Inslee’s carbon pollution fee wins praise, import tariffs split the PV industry, some car-makers bet on hydrogen fuel cells over battery EVs,…

Climate action is a matter of fairness

by Climate Solutions on December 17, 2014

Washington environmental and clean energy economy leaders respond to Governor Jay Inslee's climate action announcement, and praise the vision of a…

Let big polluters pay the price of pollution

by Jessica Finn Coven on December 17, 2014

For several years, the Northwest has opposed big coal's slew of coal export proposals. Thanks to you, we stopped four out of six. Now, we have the…

Under Lima pact, all nations to cut carbon...voluntarily

by Seth Zuckerman on December 15, 2014

Cheap petroleum leads firms to stop oil drilling, South Carolina gets net-metering for solar, carbon taxes get backing from studies in Oregon and…

Clean fuels: the benefits add up

by Ben Serrurier on December 15, 2014

Instead of handing over $14 billion to Big Oil every year and paying the price for fossil fuel pollution, why don't we invest a portion of that in…

Clean power prices drop, installations and orders up

by Seth Zuckerman on November 24, 2014

Renewable fuels advance; carbon pricing on the docket; increasing opposition to oil-drilling; China to cap coal by 2020; global warming impacts far…

Taskforce recommends carbon pricing for Washington

by Ben Serrurier on November 18, 2014

Ending polluters' free ride is the key recommendation of Governor Inslee's task force on carbon emissions.

New money, policies and promises for climate action

by Seth Zuckerman on November 17, 2014

Reverberations of the U.S.-China climate commitments keep echoing, federal clean energy fund turns a profit, lightweight solar panels you can unroll…

Few bright spots for climate in midterm election results

by Seth Zuckerman on November 10, 2014

A few victories soften the blow of an otherwise painful midterm election, Oregon NGO cleanses its portfolio of fossil fuels, Brazil attracts cheap…

Carbon pricing gets a boost

by Seth Zuckerman on October 6, 2014

Gov. Inslee floats a carbon tax as a solution to the state’s education funding problem, a coal mine sells for $2, mayors announce a nationwide…

Climate action now: Let's keep making history!

by Alex Epstein on October 6, 2014

After last month's giant climate marches, it's time to make sure the Northwest continues to lead the country towards a clean energy future. Add your…

Renewable standards turn out to be a bargain

by Seth Zuckerman on June 16, 2014

The surprising role of deep-sea fishes in sequestering carbon, Tesla opens up its patents, Volkswagen brings a 260-mpg car to market, and much more.

Switch sooner, save sooner

by Seth Zuckerman on May 19, 2014

In this week's ClimateCast: A Republican mayor pushes for a net-zero energy code, insurers place their bets on climate risk,  rooftop solar makes…

States of denial meet states of change

by Beth Doglio on May 14, 2014

This week's Years of Living Dangerously underscored the dangers we will increasingly face in the age of climate consequences--and the importance of…

Walking together: Washington's road ahead for climate action

Washingtonians are ready for climate action. Having more voices and interests actively engaged in shaping climate action doesn’t make our task simpler, but it does make it more likely we’ll succeed. That’s an affirmation of the climate movement’s progress and a tremendously hopeful sign for the work ahead.

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Economic security is a core climate solution

Submitted by KC Golden on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 08:44

“Climate solutions” aren’t just about reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We need to wage and win a clean energy revolution, to go all the way to a clean energy future.  But in an economy rife with inequality and insecurity, such a sweeping transition is hard for most folks to contemplate. 

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Washington unveils rules to reduce global warming pollution

"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."

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