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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Momentum—Six months of accelerating solutions

The first six months of 2016 were perhaps the most productive of our entire 18 year history. Here's a mid-year update, and a look at what's coming in the second six.

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North American grid to be 50% carbon-free by 2025

Solar prices fall 8 percent in first half of 2016, Oakland rejects coal export proposal, California plans for a future without baseload power plants, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

Oil trains: Murphy's Law on rails

Each week, some 60 million gallons of highly volatile Bakken crude oil speeds across the Pacific Northwest, in mile-long trains that pass along our waterways and through our cities and towns. What could possibly go wrong? 

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Brexit rattles climate plans, CA to close its last reactors

Union Pacific track maintenance blamed for oil-train derailment, VW will pay nearly $15 billion to settle US claims in emissions deceit scandal, rooftop solar spreads in Africa, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Solar costs falling, oil prices climbing, mercury soaring

VW announces major move into EVs, Sweden to keep nuclear plants open ’til 2040s, first mammalian species succumbs to global warming, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

In Oregon, it's already a year for the record books

With temperatures already hitting historic highs, momentum and investment in clean energy solutions are also increasing rapidly. Oregonians have good reasons for optimism about the clean energy transition that is well underway.

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Renewable energy employs over 8 million worldwide

SEIU votes to make climate action a priority, California tests zero-net-energy homes, Australian coal CEOs defect to solar and energy efficiency, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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EPA issues methane rules, global heat spirals upward

Oil companies give up Arctic drilling leases, Ontario considers far-reaching climate plan, analysts plumb the factors behind Dubai’s 3-cent-per-kwh solar bid, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Feds reject coal terminal to respect native treaty rights

Solar power spreads virally among neighbors; Commonwealth Edison wants price supports to keep running its nuclear plants; climatologists aren’t, uh, messing with you; and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

Wildfire in the tar sands region—More than a humanitarian crisis

Last year, we biked to Fort McMurray from Seattle. Now, what's left of it is in flames.