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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To Go Far, Go Together

The King County-Cities Climate Collaboration (K4C) won the U.S.

Washington State takes steps to strengthen Clean Air Rule, cut emissions

Cleaner air ahead! Washington's Department of Ecology is giving itself the opportunity to strengthen new plans to cut carbon emissions and to accelerate our state's transition to a clean-powered, sustainable economy.

Cities Moving on Clean Energy

American cities are reducing climate pollution by investing in energy efficiency, renewables, grid innovations, and clean transportation. Energy Efficiency

The Coal to Clean Imperative

Puget Sound Energy is a crucial player on Washington's path toward a clean energy future, but its 20-year resource plan falls significantly short on the urgency and boldness we need to make deep, near-term carbon reduction.

We've got momentum

Events in 2015 created so much momentum for the fight to stop global warming, and the first weeks of 2016 proved no different. Here's what Climate Solutions and our allies are doing to maintain course and speed towards a clean energy future.

First out of the gate: Oregon poised for climate action

Oregon’s Legislature may be headed into a short session next week, but the agenda for climate and clean energy is nothing short of completely impressive. Only two months after the historic Paris Agreement on climate change, Oregon is poised to be the first state out of the gate to heed the call to action.

In Oregon, we're blazing a trail for clean energy

Less than a month after the historic Paris agreement on climate change, Oregon utilities, climate advocates and environmental groups are heeding—and leading—the international community’s call for a clean energy transition.

Energy storage displacing new fossil gas plants

Indian microfinance brings solar energy to off-grid villages and slums, Eugene tests microgrids powered by PVs, the ‘rebound effect’ is smaller than previously reported, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions. 

COP21 gavel (replica) over ClimateCast logo

Paris pact signals positive shift: now it’s time to act!

Faraday announces $1 billion electric-car factory, Texans rent their roofs for solar power, Paris accord boosts clean-energy stocks, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions 

ClimateCast logo above photo of shoes in Paris protest art installation

Paris talks open to parade of speeches, new promises

Billionaires unite to boost clean energy R&D, deal in the works to extend federal credits for solar and wind, US public opinion backs climate pact, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

Environmental Industry Summit

Join the Northwest Environmental Business Council, Environmental Business International, 2020 Environmental Group, and others for an engaging discussion about why the Pacific Northwest is a hotbed for the Environmental Industry. 

In this one-day session panelist will discuss industry drivers, best practices and the long term market outlook for the industry and region. 

 

Summit agenda:

8:00 – 9:00am – Coffee/Mixer

9:00 – 10:15am - Pacific Northwest Environmental Market Outlook – Government and Industry Perspectives

CleanTech Showcase 2016

CleanTech Showcase is the Pacific Northwest’s premier cleantech business event. This one-day event gathers the industry’s best and brightest to learn about the latest clean technology innovations, research and investment opportunities.

Engage the industry’s best and brightest while seeing the latest cleantech innovations from across the region.

  • Network with 350+ industry leaders, investors, media and policymakers.

  • Hear and learn from renowned speakers across research, investing and industry.

Lifting Our Voices for the Earth

Join the Interfaither Climate Action group on Friday, April 22, 2016 for “Lifting Our Voices for the Earth”, an event featuring well-known professional singers and songwriters Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwiczan. The event will entertain and energize citizens who want to work together to encourage institutional changes which will reduce human impact on this fragile planet as the climate changes. 

WWU 2016 Energy Symposium

On April 19, 2016 the Western Washington University Institute for Energy Studies will be holding its first Energy Symposium.  Students, faculty, and invited experts in the field of energy will be joining together on Western's campus for presentations, lively panel discussions, student poster sessions, and networking. Space is limited. Register now.