Mid-session climate updates from Olympia
With less than three weeks left in Washington’s short legislative session, there are still a number of ways the Legislature can act to cut climate pollution, clean up our buildings, and sustainably fund the clean transportation system we need.
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Still raging against the Manchin

Federal climate inaction ahead of COP26, offshore wind gets a US start, and heavy duty EVs

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Creating a Wave--the Pacific Northwest Says Yes to 100% Clean Electricity

Our latest Climate Leaders Live webinar celebrated the Pacific Northwest as the first region to commit to 100% clean energy.

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Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

We’re halfway through Hispanic Heritage Month and I hope you’ve had a chance to reflect, learn, or celebrate. I invite all Latinos to celebrate the power of your voice this month, be it Spanish or English. 

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Use your voice to add solutions to the news coverage

Worsening climate impacts have dominated news coverage. But do you know what’s been largely missing? What we can do about it.

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A summer of extreme extremes

100% clean electricity nationwide, scoring environmental justice, and a season of extremes 

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Making sense of a scary climate report

THe long-awaited new IPCC climate report is out this week. It includes good news as well as very bad news.

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Clean Buildings: Help King County keep leading on climate

We’re used to thinking of transportation as the big source of greenhouse gas emissions. But while they don't move, buildings still emit carbon and air pollution.

Can you believe it? Believe it: climate progress

Washington State just made history with a suite of legislative actions to address global warming pollution, the long-term need to protect communities most impacted by pollution, and our transition to a clean energy economy. 

Washington's Climate Commitment Act nears final passage

The Washington House has passed the Climate Commitment Act, which would establish a firm statewide cap on global warming pollution, making WA the second state to do so. The Senate now has the weekend to concur with the House version before the Governor can sign the bill into law.

Ready? Go! A consequential season for climate action

It may sound like hyperbole, but the next six to nine months may be among the most consequential yet in the multi-decade global effort to address climate change.

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Mexican Dolls

Happy Hispanic Heritage Month!

We’re halfway through Hispanic Heritage Month and I hope you’ve had a chance to reflect, learn, or celebrate. I invite all Latinos to celebrate the power of your voice this month, be it Spanish or English. 
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11th Annual CUB Policy Conference

Increasingly, the Pacific Northwest sees the impacts of climate change in real time. Recently, catastrophic wildfires and wind and ice storms have placed a massive strain on our energy systems. In severe cases, customers have been left without power for days or weeks on end. Meanwhile, our policy climate is shifting decidedly toward a model of 100% clean electricity. Increasing reliance on variable resources raises questions of resource adequacy and reliability. How can we reliably heat and cool everyone’s homes, while keeping service affordable for all?