So that was the election. What now for climate?
The first in a series of articles on the election and what it means for climate action, especially in the Northwest.
Civic engagement
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Renewables advance, Europeans parley on carbon

Abundant renewables drive coal off the grid in Scandinavia and the Baltics, new study shows fossil gas is no boon for the climate, activists blockade Australian coal port, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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Art and Science: Carbon-Cutting in Shoreline, WA

On-the-ground urban carbon reduction strategies are essential with or without carbon pricing, as they are the bricks-and-mortar pathways to a low-carbon future.

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Ripples keep spreading from NY climate summit

Climate Week spurs new pledges from businesses, KLM to power its planes with a biofuel mix, Google and Facebook dump their ties to ALEC, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

Two billion human steps in the right direction

Climate Solutions took part in the largest climate action in history on Sept 21, 2014--in Seattle, in Portland, and at the primary march in New York City. Some of  us reflect here on this moment in our movement. 

This changes everything: Climate actions across Washington this weekend

Are you ready? Because this weekend is when we're going to change everything. People's Climate actions are taking place across Washington State—and across the country.

Oregon Joins Global March for Climate Action

As world leaders gather in New York City for the UN Climate Summit later this month, tens of thousands of people will gather in cities across Oregon, across the country and across the world to send

Join the clean energy surge! Time for clean fuels in Washington

Elected officials are lining up to support clean fuels in Washington. Add your voice to this surge for consumer choice, job growth and a cleaner environment!

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Climate march approaches; will the leaders follow?

U.S. to curb carbon emissions from air travel, protestors block oil train north of Seattle, BP faces $18 billion penalty for Deepwater Horizon blow-out, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions.

Getting Smarter

The Executive Director for Smart Grid Northwest answers a key question: What exactly IS smart grid? And he provides 5 great reasons why it matters to all of us.

What’s the Oregon Advantage?

Two Days. 300 People. Countless Big Ideas at OregonBEST FEST

Coastal Washington communities say no to oil trains

Should the health and security of our maritime communities be sacrificed for a fossil fuel export superhighway? In response to proposals for new oil and coal terminals, folks from the Grays Harbor area are coming together to protect their communities and our climate.

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Big oil met its match: you.

In this real-life David versus Goliath story, we—all of us—scored an important victory against the oil company making plans to build what would be the largest oil-by-rail terminal in the nation. The fight is not over yet, but this win shows that people have the power to stand up to big oil!

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Serenity, Shmerenity

Submitted by KC Golden on Fri, 06/05/2015 - 07:04

The oil industry would like us to keep our dependence on fossil fuels in the category of "things I cannot change," instead of finding "courage to change the things I can." Shell's Arctic drilling plans pose a serious threat to our security and a stable climate future. Their fleet's presence in Seattle is straining our community and sending our economy off in the wrong direction. Serenity? Puh-leeze.
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We have met the wrong enemy

Submitted by KC Golden on Fri, 05/22/2015 - 06:00

Let’s forgive ourselves for being part of the only system there is. But let’s change the damned system so we can do what we know is right, necessary, and possible: make the transition from fossil fuels to a clean energy economy. 

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Raising voices, not sea levels

When it comes to Shell's Arctic drilling plans, Seattleites won't give up easily. Building a clean energy economy is going to require hard work, but we’re not daunted. We know that an important first step is drawing the line at continued fossil fuel extraction.

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Again Seattle says: Shell No!

Mayor Murray's announcement gives Seattle's Port Commissioners an opportunity to reconsider their mistake. Let's tell them now: keep Shell's Arctic drillng operation out of Seattle's Port!

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