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Recapping Oregon's 2022 Legislative Session
This session, the legislature provided historic levels of investments in clean energy solutions and electric vehicles, as well as significant progress for environmental and social justice in our state.

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.

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Cheap crude hurts oil firms; clean energy unscathed

Germany stays on target in its transition to clean energy, U.S. poll shows half of Republicans and vast majorities of others want climate action, Peabody coal slashes its dividend, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

ATTC students at Linn-Benton Community College


An Oregon community college is fueling the future, fostering a new generation of mechanics in cleaner alternatives.



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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.

The Seattle Go Green! Conference

The 7th annual GoGreen Seattle Conference, is a one-day, interactive learning experience featuring tactical how-tos, a solutions-centered deep dive into new ways of thinking, and a showcase of regional business leaders and their success stories. With a distinct platform of bringing together leaders from across industries, GoGreen builds viable networks and cross-pollinates sustainability best practices throughout the regional business community.