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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City of Seattle to Shell Oil: Not so fast; while major business coalition joins call for climate action

At Climate Solutions' annual breakfast on May 4, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced that the Port of Seattle lacked the proper permits to lease moorage to Shell's controversial Arctic drilling fleet. Meanwhile, a major business coalition gave its support to the broadest-based climate action efforts in Washington and Oregon.

Update: Climate Mission Supersession

Whew! We’ve made it to the halfway point in Oregon’s marathon legislative session. Time to take a deep breath, reflect, and scope the path to the finish line.

Oregon Legislature considers paths to a clean energy economy

Climate Solutions spoke up in Salem this week, weighing in on three different carbon-reduction proposals that could shift our environment and our economy from pollution to prosperity.

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EPA power rules may bring carbon trading to Midwest

New project will store excess solar power as hydrogen and renewable gas, Vancouver aims to be carbon-free by 2050, 23 gigawatts of coal plants to retire this year, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Mexico, Norway pledge cuts in run-up to Paris talks

U.S. coal sector in ‘structural decline,’ sea level rise could pop $1.4 trillion real estate bubble, UK climate emissions drop 8 percent, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions. 

The Washington State House budget needs climate action

Our state budget should hold emitters accountable and invest in Washington communities. Our state budget should include the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act.

SB 5735: This bad bill is no win for the climate

Climate and clean energy debates in Olympia this year are focused on two different proposals, but only one that addresses the climate problem. One, the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act, would be a win for our state's economy, public health and the climate. The other would roll back years of progress.

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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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Geneva talks list options; tough choices left for later

Three largest UK parties pledge climate action ahead of May elections, report parses geoengineering prospects, smarter inverters may allow more rooftop solar on grid, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions. 

ClimateCast logo over Indonesia petrol station

Clean energy overtaking fossil on cost, new capacity

China announces nationwide carbon market to start next year, leading CEOs call for pact to reduce carbon pollution to zero by 2050, electric bus unveiled with 200-mile range, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions. 

The Path to Urban Carbon Reduction

The international climate talks are a moment in time for forward-looking urban leaders to demonstrate the collective political will they have amassed for bold climate action, and to show how far they have already come in reducing carbon emissions.

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Tools of the Trade

Urban leaders are looking beyond their typical toolbox of policies, programs, and partnerships, and experimenting with new approaches to achieve carbon reduction through cleaner energy supply, building energy efficiency, and low-carbon transportation.

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Getting the Job Done

State, regional, and city government leaders are not fiddling while the planet burns. Instead, they are demonstrating the pathways to a low-carbon future.

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