TriMet and the City of Portland accelerate toward 100% clean
We are excited that the City of Portland and TriMet have taken some big strides to accelerate toward 100% clean and carbon-free operations!
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What did you do, once you knew?

What makes people take an afternoon or a day off work just to say NO to what would be the largest oil-by-rail terminal in North America? What would make them drive hours through the night to attend a public hearing? For one thing, love for their great-great grandchildren.

ClimateCast logo over artist’s rendering of human-form transmission towers

Trump order hits climate policies; states fight back

Nuclear giant Westinghouse goes bankrupt, clean energy employs over twice as many Americans as fossil fuels, cheap Midwestern wind could idle 56 GW of coal plants, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

ClimateCast logo over solar PV installer

World economy grows, carbon pollution doesn’t

Shell sells off its stake in Canadian tar sands, US solar installations in 2016 nearly double the previous year, poll shows highest-ever level of American concern for the climate, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

The tyranny of uncertainty

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt (and other oil industry apologists) show resilience and adaptability...in their attempts to deny the urgency of responding to climate change. 

ClimateCast logo over photo of boys brushing snow off solar panels

Rise of EVs and PVs set to disrupt energy markets

Audi president tells dealers that EVs will dominate market within a decade, Toshiba to quit building nuclear power plants, Sweden plans to be climate-neutral by 2045, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.  

The context for climate action now

The Washington State Legislature is talking about climate: specifically about putting a price on carbon pollution. Can we move from talk to action? Can we win climate and clean energy solutions that are fair, practical and effective? We think that we can, and we are all in.

Celebrating Portland's victory over new fossil fuel terminals

Three cheers for triple climate action in Portland

Portland continues to lead the way with big steps including banning new fossil fuel terminals, improving energy efficiency in homes with energy scores, and updating the city's electric vehicle policy. Plus a video!

ClimateCast logo over Indian solar thermal plant

Trudeau OKs one pipeline, Army Corps delays another

Trump names Koch lobbyist to head energy transition, mayors to ban diesels from four megacities by 2025, Illinois nuclear plants win subsidy, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

ClimateCast logo over "It's the Climate" sign in Grants Pass, OR

Trump appointments signal hard line on climate denial

Samoan island to be 100% solar powered, sea level rise starting to affect coastal Florida real estate prices, clean energy gets small-town support, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

ClimateCast logo over Gobi desert scene

China halts construction on 30 new coal power plants

Florida solar advocates battle misleading ballot measure, climate change to harm subsistence farmers worldwide, new wind turbines have built-in pumped hydro storage, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.  

What did you do, once you knew?

What makes people take an afternoon or a day off work just to say NO to what would be the largest oil-by-rail terminal in North America? What would make them drive hours through the night to attend a public hearing? For one thing, love for their great-great grandchildren.

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The tyranny of uncertainty

Submitted by KC Golden on Mon, 03/13/2017 - 09:30

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt (and other oil industry apologists) show resilience and adaptability...in their attempts to deny the urgency of responding to climate change. 

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The context for climate action now

The Washington State Legislature is talking about climate: specifically about putting a price on carbon pollution. Can we move from talk to action? Can we win climate and clean energy solutions that are fair, practical and effective? We think that we can, and we are all in.

Read More