TriMet and the City of Portland accelerate toward 100% clean
We are excited that the City of Portland and TriMet have taken some big strides to accelerate toward 100% clean and carbon-free operations!
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Trump’s election reshapes landscape of climate action

Marrakech delegates reckon with a Trump presidency, Monterey County bans fracking, children’s public-trust climate lawsuit moves forward, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

The arc of the moral universe still bends towards...

It has become obvious that we need to find new and better ways to align good climate policy with fairness, inclusion, and solutions that work for everyone. If we don’t, fossil fuel interests will fend off the transition we need by capitalizing on the same insecurity and fear that won Trump the White House.

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Talks begin in Marrakech to implement the Paris accord

Global carbon intensity falls nearly 3 percent, California’s “duck curve” deepens faster than expected, Shell predicts peak oil demand in five to 15 years, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

Walking together: Washington's road ahead for climate action

Washingtonians are ready for climate action. Having more voices and interests actively engaged in shaping climate action doesn’t make our task simpler, but it does make it more likely we’ll succeed. That’s an affirmation of the climate movement’s progress and a tremendously hopeful sign for the work ahead.

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Pact reached to phase out global-warming refrigerants

Climate gets a cameo in the presidential race, Oregon utility to try burning biomass in Boardman coal plant, federal loan guarantees boosted utility-scale PV, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Clean energy grows, makes fossil power less profitable

Worldwide electric car sales up 49 percent in first half of 2016, designers develop wearable solar cells, Canada to set a minimum national carbon price, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

Washington unveils rules to reduce global warming pollution

"We appreciate Governor Inslee’s ongoing commitment to putting Washington on a path to a clean energy transition," said Climate Solutions' Vlad Gutman-Britten. "The Clean Air Rule is only the first step to creating a robust policy that drives pollution reduction and invests in creating tens of thousands of jobs in a new, sustainable economy."

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

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 landline, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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Montana coal plant Colstrip will close two units by 2022

Canada to enact national carbon price this year, Pacific island nations draft treaty to end fossil fuel extraction, Nevadans will vote whether to restore net metering, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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North American grid to be 50% carbon-free by 2025

Solar prices fall 8 percent in first half of 2016, Oakland rejects coal export proposal, California plans for a future without baseload power plants, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

How's climate progress faring in Olympia?

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 policies to clean our air and move our state towards a clean-energy economy. So how is climate progress faring in our state legislature?

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