Washington State Government

Walking together: Washington's road ahead for climate action

by Gregg Small and Vlad Gutman-Britten on November 3, 2016

Washingtonians are ready for climate action. Having more voices and interests actively engaged in shaping climate action doesn’t make our task …

Economic security is a core climate solution

by KC Golden on October 25, 2016

“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…

Pact reached to phase out global-warming refrigerants

by Seth Zuckerman on October 17, 2016

Climate gets a cameo in the presidential race, Oregon utility to try burning biomass in Boardman coal plant, federal loan guarantees boosted utility-…

Clean energy grows, makes fossil power less profitable

by Seth Zuckerman on September 19, 2016

Worldwide electric car sales up 49 percent in first half of 2016, designers develop wearable solar cells, Canada to set a minimum national carbon…

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…

Cut climate pollution 40% by 2030? CA: “Yes, we will!”

by Seth Zuckerman on August 29, 2016

Lummi bring totem pole to Sioux pipeline protest, sea-level rise may claim 1.9 million US homes by 2100, EV is to internal combustion as cell is to…

Solar marks new low price, US gets first offshore wind

by Seth Zuckerman on August 22, 2016

US finalizes fuel economy standards for big trucks, Louisiana floods made more likely by global warming, Washington rolls out smart grid pilot…

Washington makes progress on reducing emissions, more work to be done

by Vlad Gutman-Britten on July 11, 2016

Washington state officials continue working on a new set of rules to cap carbon emissions. Getting ir right will require setting more ambitious goals…

Brexit rattles climate plans, CA to close its last reactors

by Seth Zuckerman on June 27, 2016

Union Pacific track maintenance blamed for oil-train derailment, VW will pay nearly $15 billion to settle US claims in emissions deceit scandal,…

Renewable energy employs over 8 million worldwide

by Seth Zuckerman on June 6, 2016

SEIU votes to make climate action a priority, California tests zero-net-energy homes, Australian coal CEOs defect to solar and energy efficiency, and…

Washington makes progress towards clean air (and a healthy climate)

by Vlad Gutman-Britten on June 2, 2016

Washington's Clean Air Rule will reduce climate-damaging carbon emissions from the state's top polluters. That's a step in the right direction!

Portugal’s grid goes four days without fossil fuels

by Seth Zuckerman on May 23, 2016

Bernie Sanders names Bill McKibben to Democratic platform committee, cows treated to belch less methane, climate refugees leave California for the…

Saudis adopt post-oil plan, China halts 200 coal plants

by Seth Zuckerman on May 2, 2016

South African concentrating solar plant generates round the clock, Ukraine marks Chernobyl anniversary, solar auction hits new low under 3 cents per…

Court agrees with these kids: Washington must curb pollution

by Ross Macfarlane and Taylor Halperin on May 2, 2016

A group of Washington State youth known as the “climate kids” just won an important victory in their bid to force the

175 nations sign Paris pact; Senate passes energy bill

by Seth Zuckerman on April 25, 2016

World Bank and IMF push countries toward carbon pricing, Tacoma gas-to-methanol proposal withdrawn, rail cars to store excess electricity, and more…

Just. Do it.

Submitted by KC Golden on Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:12

The impacts of fossil fuels are not just environmentally catastrophic, they’re deeply inequitable. Those who do the least to cause climate disruption are hit hardest by it. To break free from fossil fuels, we need strategies that deliver effective, affordable solutions and economic opportunity for all.

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Fossil free forward!

Today in Olympia, House and Senate committees both advanced proposals to move us faster towards 100% fossil-free electricity—meaning a cleaner world, a stronger economy, and healthier communities. 

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