Helping the Northwest lead the world in sustainable aviation
The Port of Seattle announces new plans to help make Sea-Tac one of the first airports where passengers can fly on planes powered by low-carbon fuels, Our new report assesses the industry's efforts to make such fuels widely available. The short version: we're next in line for takeoff.
Aviation fuels
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Bonn talks yield forest deal; rest of pact left to co-chairs

EPA to regulate airplanes’ climate pollution, Hawaii aims for 100% renewable power by 2045, rooftop solar installations up 76 percent, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions

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Canada vows 30% carbon cut, pipelines hit resistance

$1 billion can’t buy love for an LNG terminal, biomimicry improves PV design, climate cinema on screens large and small, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Pipeline-backing Tories ousted in Alberta elections

Biofuels for aviation move ahead, Seattle ‘kayaktivists’ prepare for showdown with Shell, TV meteorologists accept climate science, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Renewable energy will not be misunderestimated

New wave of fuel-cell cars poised to hit U.S. market, students and alumni occupy college offices calling for divestment, jet fuel from tobacco, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions. 

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From Costa Rica to Texas, seeking 100% renewable

Feds to cut energy use 40 percent, advanced jet and diesel biofuels expand on the West Coast, Europe’s power grid unruffled by solar eclipse, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Utility wants to buy a coal plant ... just to shut it down

Solar plane begins round-the-world journey, India levies coal tariff to pay for renewables, McKibben floats ‘fossil freeze,’ and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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2014 climate round-ups, prognostications for 2015

Fossil fuels can go the way of the divine right of kings, CA governor sets ambitious new climate goals, Fox News launches pre-emptive counter-attack on the pope’s climate message, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions. 

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Marchers pack NY streets; loud calls to price carbon

Rockefeller family foundation to divest from the very fuels that built their fortune, U.S. Navy orders 100 million gallons of biofuels, novices build a wind generator from scratch, and more stories of the week in clean energy.

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Climate march approaches; will the leaders follow?

U.S. to curb carbon emissions from air travel, protestors block oil train north of Seattle, BP faces $18 billion penalty for Deepwater Horizon blow-out, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions.

Don't step on that ant!

The carbon-storage skills of ants and the biofuel potential of tobacco; energy efficiency financing surges, and Beijing bans coal. All that and more in this week's ClimateCast.