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Clean energy turns utility economics upside-down

Solar prices down 20 percent in one year, new study questions blanket subsidies for biofuels, Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips write down their tar sands reserves, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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Germany: ban new gas & diesel autos in EU by 2030

Climate pollution from international flights to be capped, two oil terminals halted in WA and CA, home air-conditioner makes ice while the sun shines on your rooftop PVs, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Portugal’s grid goes four days without fossil fuels

Bernie Sanders names Bill McKibben to Democratic platform committee, cows treated to belch less methane, climate refugees leave California for the Northwest, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

Spread the word: our bright future starts now

Today Climate Solutions launches our Bright Future initiative to demonstrate that the transition to clean energy and a low-carbon economy is within our grasp.

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Leaders pledge joint climate action across 49th parallel

United Airlines blends biofuel into its jet fuel at LAX; February smashes temperature records worldwide; federal agency rejects Oregon LNG terminal; and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Sustainable Aviation Fuels: the dream nears reality

Powering commercial aviation with fuel made from cooking oil, wood chips, or garbage? These climate-friendly alternatives are closer to market than you might think.  

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Final Clean Power rules tougher, less friendly to gas

Second-largest U.S. coal company files for bankruptcy, small businesses can finance solar arrays on their property tax bills, UPS aims for 12 percent renewable fuel by 2017, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions. 

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Mega-firms pledge $140 B in climate investments

Wind and solar lead renaissance in Buffalo, NY; construction begins on first US offshore wind farm; France to quadruple its price on carbon; and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

400 Oregon businesses call for clean energy and climate protection

Oregon businesses are responding in ever-increasing numbers to the threat of global warming, and the ways climate change is harming our state's economy right now. You'll be inspired to see who's on the list!

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Solar price hits new low, mercury reaches new highs

United Airlines buys stake in biofuels firm; China, Brazil, and Korea announce climate pledges; micro-grid improves electric service for California desert town; and more news of the week in clean energy solutions. 



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How Carbon Pricing Built the Clean Energy Industry in Denmark

As a part of an international climate and energy actionable knowledge exchange, i-SUSTAIN is gathering together experts from Denmark, Sweden and Washington state in Olympia and Seattle from April 11-12, 2016. The April convening focuses on district energy and combined heat and power, with this bi-directional knowledge exchange on climate and energy continuing in 2016 with other key action areas.

An open-to-the-public meeting with the delegates is being offered in Olympia (April 11th) and Seattle (April 12th):

WWU 2016 Energy Symposium

On April 19, 2016 the Western Washington University Institute for Energy Studies will be holding its first Energy Symposium.  Students, faculty, and invited experts in the field of energy will be joining together on Western's campus for presentations, lively panel discussions, student poster sessions, and networking. Space is limited. Register now.