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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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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. 

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World economy grows, but CO2 emissions hold steady

All oils are not created equal; wind, solar, and geothermal turn Nicaragua from rolling black-outs to power exporter; Hawaii considers 100% Renewable Portfolio Standard, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions. 

We won! Clean air and fuel choices for Oregon

Together, we protected clean air and cleaner fuel choices in Oregon. Here's why that's great news for our climate and our clean energy economy.

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Keystone veto, solar to eclipse fossil fuel in decade

Eiffel Tower sporting turbines; acid oceans pose threat to shellfish; coffee and whiskey fodder for biofuels; coal no longer King in China; and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

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How to keep low gas prices from tanking the climate

Fluctuating gas prices affect Americans' willingess to purchase fuel efficient cars, but clean fuel and fuel economy standards can keep our psyches from having an outsized impact on the climate.

Ten reasons Oregon needs clean fuels

The short answer: clean fuels will grow our regional economy, clean our air, and increase consumer choices. Here are ten almost-as-short answers.

Shell and high water: Will Seattle take a stand… or a cut of the Arctic drilling action?

The Port of Seattle signed a lease with Shell that would make Seattle the staging area for the most reckless, extreme oil drilling adventure ever, leaving locals to ask: Is resistance futile?

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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. 

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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. 

Catalyst for climate action

This northwest company has been walking its climate action talk: MacDonald-Miller works with  businesses to design, build and install solutions in the building sector to dramatically cut energy use.

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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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Shell's Arctic record: a crude reality

Why are we allowing Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic? Even if tapping a new source of oil wouldn't guarantee a future of climate chaosand it wouldthere's no reason to believe Shell has what it takes to leave behind its record of disaster after disaster.

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Oregon's curvy road toward clean energy

The 2015 Oregon legislative session concluded last week, and the outcomes for climate were decidedly mixed. With a clear win on clean fuels, there remains much to do to help transition our state from fossil fuels to clean energy.

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