Governor’s bold move puts Washington on track for meaningful climate action
This week Governor Inslee announced bold action to address global warming, directing his administration to use its full authority under the Clean Air Act to enforce existing limits on carbon pollution.
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ClimateCast logo over Pope Francis in Vatican's new Nissan Leaf

EPA to put mpg gains on hold, but EVs grow anyway

Oregon lawmakers weigh competing bills to price carbon pollution, China’s coal consumption falls for third straight year, Trump’s EPA budget calls for deep cuts, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.  

ClimateCast logo over Chinese windfarm

Coal won’t rebound under any scenario, says DOE

China to invest $361 billion in clean energy over five years, Chevy Bolt wins Car of the Year award, VW executive arrested in Miami over emissions fraud conspiracy, 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.

ClimateCast logo over map of world temperatures

Paris pact nears ratification, summer breaks heat record

New carbon math says climate goals can’t be met if humanity burns all the oil, gas, and coal in existing wells and mines, let alone develops new ones—and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

ClimateCast logo above man replanting rainforest tree in Kalimantan, Indonesia

Solar+storage makes gains, US Senate makes sausage

German battery firm vows to become the ‘Airbnb of energy,’ Kauai briefly exceeds 90 percent renewable power, MIT releases new solar mapping tool, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.  

ClimateCast logo above map of energy infrastructure

Solar, wind poised to grow—provided policies endure

General Electric retires compact fluorescent in favor of LEDs, coal mines go begging for buyers, California maintains net metering rules, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

New Orleans' incomplete recovery; global drive towards clean energy

Ten years later, the Big Easy is still recovering from Katrina; global traction for renewable energy; climate-friendly investments expand; and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

Governor’s bold move puts Washington on track for meaningful climate action

This week Governor Inslee announced bold action to address global warming, directing his administration to use its full authority under the Clean Air Act to enforce existing limits on carbon pollution.

ClimateCast logo over Pope Francis

Pope urges climate action, pundits ponder the impacts

Vermont vows 75 percent renewable grid by 2032, low oil prices cancel $200 billion in fossil mega-projects, India quintuples its solar targets, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions.

Oregon's climate change-fighting forests

Oregon has a lot of forests, and great conditions for growing long-lived trees, and those forests store a lot of carbon. Aggressive and unsustainable logging of those forests can contribute heavily to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. 

Oregon's climate change-fighting forests

Oregon has a lot of forests, and great conditions for growing long-lived trees, and those forests store a lot of carbon. Aggressive and unsustainable logging of those forests can contribute heavily to greenhouse gas emissions and climate change. 

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