3 ways you can support COVID-19 economic justice today (Oregon edition)
Many of the workers most essential in our communities and society, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, are also among the most low-paid, exploited and undervalued professions.
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3 ways you can support COVID-19 economic justice today (Oregon edition)

Many of the workers most essential in our communities and society, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, are also among the most low-paid, exploited and undervalued professions.

Economic security is a core climate solution

“Climate solutions” aren’t just about reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We need to wage and win a clean energy revolution, to go all the way to a clean energy future.  But in an economy rife with inequality and insecurity, such a sweeping transition is hard for most folks to contemplate. 

If the planet were a bank, we would have saved it already

We know that we must transition away from fossil fuels, for the sake of our climate and our future. But we also have a responsibility to make sure that during the transition, workers and vulnerable communities are not left behind. That's why working people are standing up for a Just Transition. 

ClimateCast logo over San Francisco Bay marsh

Cheap renewables will stem gas boom, says new report

US and India agree to quicker phase-out of HFCs, SF Bay Area voters pass adaptation tax, ConEd to deploy ‘virtual power plant’ of batteries and solar panels in Brooklyn, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

Spread the word: our bright future starts now

Today Climate Solutions launches our Bright Future initiative to demonstrate that the transition to clean energy and a low-carbon economy is within our grasp.

Who's running the Port of Seattle? Candidates Forum June 29

With an election on the way, here's a valuable opportunity to hear Port Commissioner candidates discuss their vision for a prosperous and sustainable public port.

New study undermines jobs case for Whatcom coal terminal

Jobs, jobs, jobs?A new study shows that this proposed coal terminal is not prepared to deliver on promises of economic benefit.

Unions representing 60,000 workers say "Shell No"

In a powerful statement released today, several major unions accuse Shell and the Port of Seattle of neglecting the interests of working people, Seattle's economic well-being, and the future health of our communities and our planet.

ClimateCast Logo over photo of Lac Megantic derailment fire, Quebec

Clean Power, solar rules topics of state maneuvering

Illinois considers auction of carbon permits for electricity generation, 100% renewable microgrid in the California desert, $100 billion from Citigroup for green projects, and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions. 

United Steelworkers

Oil Refining – Huge Profits for a Few, Huge Risks for Workers

The erosion of workplace safety and health standards amidst abundant oil profits is more evidence of the ravages of the fossil fuel economy.

Economic security is a core climate solution

Submitted by KC Golden on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 08:44

“Climate solutions” aren’t just about reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We need to wage and win a clean energy revolution, to go all the way to a clean energy future.  But in an economy rife with inequality and insecurity, such a sweeping transition is hard for most folks to contemplate. 

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If the planet were a bank, we would have saved it already

We know that we must transition away from fossil fuels, for the sake of our climate and our future. But we also have a responsibility to make sure that during the transition, workers and vulnerable communities are not left behind. That's why working people are standing up for a Just Transition. 

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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

2016 Western Washington Solutions Summit

The 2016 Western Washington Solutions Summit hosted by the Washington Policy Center will convene over 600 policymakers, business owners, community leaders and concerned citizens to discuss solutions to our state’s most pressing issues, we are sure to have another informative and high-quality event in 2016. 

This event combines center-specific events into a half-day policy conference in Bellevue - with two keynote presentations from Kimberly Strassel of the Wall Street Journal and former Louisana Governor & presidential candidate Bobby Jindal.

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.