Washington State Government

Turning the wheel of revolution

by Gregg Small on June 6, 2017

Following Portland and Multnomah County, our region can and will lead the way towards 100% clean energy.

EVs’ future looks brighter; clean energy ‘unstoppable’

by Seth Zuckerman on May 30, 2017

Teardown of Chevy Bolt reveals it costs $4,600 less to manufacture than analysts had thought, climate action prevails at two shareholder meetings,…

Carbon pricing is on the table from C to shining sea

by Seth Zuckerman on May 15, 2017

Tesla starts taking orders for solar roofing, Green Party may hold balance of power over BC fossil projects, GOP fails to reverse Obama-era methane…

Clean energy transportation makes sense, but also dollars and cents

by Vlad Gutman-Britten on April 26, 2017

Climate advocates join business leaders to celebrate a sensible expansion of subsidies for low-carbon and zero-carbon driving options.

Trump order hits climate policies; states fight back

by Seth Zuckerman on April 3, 2017

Nuclear giant Westinghouse goes bankrupt, clean energy employs over twice as many Americans as fossil fuels, cheap Midwestern wind could idle 56 GW…

How's climate progress faring in Olympia?

by Vlad Gutman-Britten on March 29, 2017

It’s no secret that climate progress is having a rough week in Washington, D.C. Here in Washington State, our governor and others have pressed for…

World economy grows, carbon pollution doesn’t

by Seth Zuckerman on March 20, 2017

Shell sells off its stake in Canadian tar sands, US solar installations in 2016 nearly double the previous year, poll shows highest-ever level of…

A little-known Washington state agency has a big job in tackling climate change

by Kelly Hall on March 6, 2017

Washington State's Utilities and Transportation Commission rarely makes headlines, but it plays a critical role in assessing the growing cost of…

The context for climate action now

by Vlad Gutman-Britten on February 3, 2017

The Washington State Legislature is talking about climate: specifically about putting a price on carbon pollution. Can we move from talk to action?…

On climate, Washington (our Washington) needs to lead

by Vlad Gutman-Britten on January 20, 2017

There's no time like the present to demand a better future. Washington folks: please contact your state legislators and tell them we need their …

Tillerson gets a grilling, knives sharpened for Pruitt

by Seth Zuckerman on January 17, 2017

US sends $500 million to Green Climate Fund, Chinese President Xi urges Trump to stand by Paris accord, hacktivists prepare offshore archive of…

Arctic oil is out, offshore wind is in, PV prices falling

by Seth Zuckerman on January 3, 2017

Hawaii to meet 100% RPS five years ahead of schedule, Democrats to target Pruitt and Tillerson in hearings, Bangladesh tests ‘swarm electrification…

Put a price on it! Inslee proposes tax on polluters

by Vlad Gutman-Britten on December 16, 2016

Governor Inslee's proposed budget, including a tax on carbon pollution, starts a necessary conversation for Washington climate progress in 2017.

Washington State's climate leadership: prospects and priorities

by Vlad Gutman-Britten on November 30, 2016

Climate action at the state and local level has never been more important than now.

Trump’s election reshapes landscape of climate action

by Seth Zuckerman on November 14, 2016

Marrakech delegates reckon with a Trump presidency, Monterey County bans fracking, children’s public-trust climate lawsuit moves forward, and more…