Gina McCarthy at Climate Solutions' annual dinner 2024
Let’s be brave now, so our children don’t have to be forced to be braver later.
Gina McCarthy, Gov. Jay Inslee and other climate champions raised the roof at our annual event in Seattle.
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Gov. Inslee interviewed for the Volts podcast

We're all in: Governor Inslee's next big climate fight

Governor Jay Inslee recently appeared on David Roberts' Volts podcast, with a lot to day about the Climate Commitment Act, his optimism about clean energy innovation, the need to organize for progress, and how love—for his state, for his family, for his grandchildren—is his primary motivation to act on climate.

Gina McCarthy 2024

Let’s be brave now, so our children don’t have to be forced to be braver later.

Gina McCarthy, Gov. Jay Inslee and other climate champions raised the roof at our annual event in Seattle.

no on 2117 campaign logo, white text in black circle over gold background

Pledge to vote on NO on I-2117

Initiative 2117 is on the statewide Washington ballot this November. If voters pass it, it would repeal our state's landmark law to cut climate pollution and fund clean energy—and would block future action.

Highline electric school bus

Winning on climate in WA: the importance of perseverance

We notched some clean energy victories in Olympia this year, but there's more work yet to do. And nothing is over until it's over.

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Washington Legislates: Our Climate Priorities for 2024

The Washington State Legislature has begun its short session. Climate priorities include Climate Commitment Act investments, supporting healthy environments for students and families with electric school buses and clean buildings, and holding the oil industry accountable.

Photo of kindergarteners boarding an electric school bus

Kids breathe easier on electric school buses

Kids deserve to breathe clean, unpolluted air. Plenty of ink has already been spilled about the harms of polluted air in homes and classrooms. However, students are still routinely exposed to dirty, polluted air from a source in virtually every school district’s driveway: the school bus.

$2.2 Billion later—the Climate Commitment Act's promise for Washington communities

In its first year alone, Washington's cap-and-invest program has brought in a record $2.2 billion to invest in protections for climate, clean air, and clean water that will directly benefit communities across the state.

These Climate Investments Will Transform Washington

In the first three auctions for pollution permits held thanks to the Climate Commitment Act, Washington State has raised over $1.4 billion to go toward climate solutions. We're taking a look at some of the transformative change that is now possible thanks to this landmark policy, and what types of benefits our communities can expect to feel in the coming years.

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The future of GOP climate action, ESG, and big clean trucks

Climate issues made a surprise appearance during the recent GOP Presidential debate. Let's see how the candidates responded.

Reserve carbon auction raises $62.5 million in WA, shows the CCA is working as intended

On August 9, the Department of Ecology held its first allowance reserve auction under the Climate Commitment Act, raising an additional $62.5 million for needed climate solutions across the state. This auction is a mechanism built into the CCA to stabilize costs and ensure that carbon allowances are obtainable and reasonably priced for entities covered by the CCA.

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no on 2117 campaign logo, white text in black circle over gold background

Pledge to vote on NO on I-2117

Initiative 2117 is on the statewide Washington ballot this November. If voters pass it, it would repeal our state's landmark law to cut climate pollution and fund clean energy—and would block future action.
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Gov. Inslee interviewed for the Volts podcast

We're all in: Governor Inslee's next big climate fight

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Governor Jay Inslee recently appeared on David Roberts' Volts podcast, with a lot to day about the Climate Commitment Act, his optimism about clean energy innovation, the need to organize for progress, and how love—for his state, for his family, for his grandchildren—is his primary motivation to act on climate.
Read More

Photo of kindergarteners boarding an electric school bus

Kids breathe easier on electric school buses

Kids deserve to breathe clean, unpolluted air. Plenty of ink has already been spilled about the harms of polluted air in homes and classrooms. However, students are still routinely exposed to dirty, polluted air from a source in virtually every school district’s driveway: the school bus.
Read More

These Climate Investments Will Transform Washington

In the first three auctions for pollution permits held thanks to the Climate Commitment Act, Washington State has raised over $1.4 billion to go toward climate solutions. We're taking a look at some of the transformative change that is now possible thanks to this landmark policy, and what types of benefits our communities can expect to feel in the coming years.
Read More

Reserve carbon auction raises $62.5 million in WA, shows the CCA is working as intended

On August 9, the Department of Ecology held its first allowance reserve auction under the Climate Commitment Act, raising an additional $62.5 million for needed climate solutions across the state. This auction is a mechanism built into the CCA to stabilize costs and ensure that carbon allowances are obtainable and reasonably priced for entities covered by the CCA.
Read More