Oregon reclaims leadership on bold climate action
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has fulfilled her long-standing promise to take strong executive action to curb climate pollution. Learn more about what it does and why it matters.
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"The Oregon Pioneer" atop the Oregon State Capitol

Testify! Oregon businesses, health advocates call for clean fuels

Better jobs, cleaner air, more choices: business and health leaders testify in support of Oregon's Clean Fuels Program.

Game on for Bold Climate Action

In December 2014, 37 local elected leaders from across Washington State sent a clear statement of support for bold state action on climate change and clean energy. New Energy Cities is helping local officials advance clean energy in the 2015 state legislative session.

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Carbon markets expand, cheap oil reshuffles deck

Solar jobs up 22 percent last year, carbon market comes to South Korea, fossil-free Danish island inspires Maine utilities, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions.

Getting Serious about Reducing Carbon Emissions

Elected officials from King County and 12 cities commit to an ambitious carbon reduction agenda for 2015.

ClimateCast logo over skaters on outdoor rink in Prince George, BC

Carbon fee wins support, green investment up 16%

Study says which fossil-fuel deposits should stay buried, Republicans back solar energy in Florida, Keystone fight emboldens opponents of other Big Carbon projects, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions. 

ClimateCast logo over KXL protest

2014 climate round-ups, prognostications for 2015

Fossil fuels can go the way of the divine right of kings, CA governor sets ambitious new climate goals, Fox News launches pre-emptive counter-attack on the pope’s climate message, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions. 

2014 ends–and 2015 begins–with climate action

2014--the year which saw the largest climate action march ever, plus victories over big coal and advances in clean energy--is coming to a close with a bang.

ClimateCast Logo over flooded streets in Annapolis, MD

Carbon price at work in CA & EU; now floated for WA

Gov. Inslee’s carbon pollution fee wins praise, import tariffs split the PV industry, some car-makers bet on hydrogen fuel cells over battery EVs, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions.

Climate action is a matter of fairness

Washington environmental and clean energy economy leaders respond to Governor Jay Inslee's climate action announcement, and praise the vision of a healthier and more just future for our state.

Let big polluters pay the price of pollution

For several years, the Northwest has opposed big coal's slew of coal export proposals. Thanks to you, we stopped four out of six. Now, we have the opportunity to fight for solutions, and must bring that same passion to accelerate a clean and equitable energy economy.

California Dreamin'

Solar and wind power are getting cheaper all the time. California is seizing the day, showing the rest of us how to power up renewable energy on a tremendous scale.

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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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Windmills spinning at sunset

The right policy for Oregon at the right time

An exciting bill making its ways through the legislature would hold major polluters accountable for their contributions to global warming, require Oregon to achieve its legislatively adopted climate goals, and level the playing field for clean energy development in our state. 

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