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Wish we could be together in person! But let's come together online; there are several ways to help speed our transition to an equitable, 100% clean energy future.
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Green investment surging; rethinking weatherization

Oil drilling suspended in Canadian Arctic, clean fuel rule survives challenge in Oregon, New York State sets higher climate targets, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions

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Top oil firms call for carbon price as Bonn talks begin

Kodiak utility goes 99.7 percent renewable, big rigs get a fuel economy makeover, EPA eases biofuels requirements, and more stories 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.

Tar sands and oil trains and Shell, oh my!

A new report reveals that the Pacific Northwest is the next frontier of the tar sands invasion. Desperate for routes to get their crude oil from land-locked Alberta to refineries and export markets, the tar sands industry has its sights set on our communities and coastline.

Business climate champions flex muscles for clean fuels

The US’s leading group of large businesses concerned about climate and clean energy action today asked Washington State leaders to adopt a Clean Fuel Standard. 

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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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US pledges carbon cuts while CA shrivels in drought

New solar and wind employment outpaces coal industry’s job losses, Ontario opts for cap-and-trade, yeast from sake-making may boost biofuels, and more stories 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.

We won! Clean air and fuel choices for Oregon

Together, we protected clean air and cleaner fuel choices in Oregon. Here's why that's great news for our climate and our clean energy economy.



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Northwest Wood-Based Biofuels & Co-Products Conference

The 2nd annual Northwest Wood-Based Biofuels & Co-Products Conference is an opportunity for regional leaders to communicate research findings and promote collaboration to convert wood to biofuels with focus on supply chain development, environmental impacts, co-products development for economic viability, K-12 education, and workforce development. Although the focus of the two-day conference will be on regional efforts, a national and global perspective would also be included. 

Three themes will be highlighted at the conference:

Local Impact 16 Conference

The #LocalImpact16 Conference will empower the next generation of sustainability and social responsibility leaders by providing access to networking events, engaging workshops, and discussions lead by professionals, activists and community leaders who are already creating change. We are looking for innovative and inspired people to join the movement and together we will maximize the positive impact we have on the prosperity of people AND the planet.

Climate Change in the Context of the World Environmental Crisis

The Climate Action Team of University Unitarian Church is presenting a series of distinguished lecturers talking about how climate change will affect us locally, globally, and spiritually. On the first Tuesday of every month from October, 2015, through April, 2016, we will have the opportunity to hear an expert discussing a different aspect of climate change in our present and our future.