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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Solar+storage makes gains, US Senate makes sausage

German battery firm vows to become the ‘Airbnb of energy,’ Kauai briefly exceeds 90 percent renewable power, MIT releases new solar mapping tool, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.  

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.

A new future

We're proud of our grandfathers who mined coal to power our economy in decades past. We hope that our grandchildren will be proud of our generation's work to replace coal with clean and renewable sources of energy. That transition is steaming ahead in 2016.

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US solar jobs top 200,000; feds halt new coal leasing

Global investment in renewables hits $329 B record in 2015; oil-train activists offer defense of necessity; utility-scale solar costs drop 17% in a year; and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

North America's largest crude-oil terminal doesn't belong here.

We need your help to stop the largest proposed crude oil-by-rail terminal in North America! Tesoro wants to ship 360,000 barrels of volatile crude oil per day by train through our region and down the Columbia River.

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Budget bill renews federal tax credits for solar & wind

California regulators to preserve net metering, Australian mine converted to solar farm, ten of gigawatts of new solar and wind expected thanks to tax credit extension, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

Beyond coal and oil... we see solutions

Together we are beating back Big Oil and Big Coal. And as we do, we're making space for real solutions and a thriving, inclusive clean energy future. With a new year (and new struggles) approaching, let's join hands and get ready. Will you sign up for that?

Nous sommes climat

To “be” climate is the hardest thing of all, yet there’s nothing else to be. Climate denial persists because we don’t want to go here. Contradicting science is the least of it; we compartmentalize; we detach; we disown consequences. We watch our leaders work their hearts out for a strong climate agreement, while toying with a deal to lift a ban on oil exports.

From the Pacific to Paris and back

The Paris Agreement sets the stage for the immediate future of coordinated, international climate action. Much of the actual progress will depend on local and regional action; every Northwest oil terminal abandoned, ton of coal left in ground, and solar panel installed, fuels the ambition of the U.S., Canada, and therefore countries around the world to meet and exceed our carbon-reduction goals.   

Take action: No Senate deal with Big Oil

Is the US Senate really preparing to eliminate the ban on crude oil export – threatening our communities and setting back our fight against climate change? And are they really doing so on the same week as the Paris climate conference?

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.

Read More

A new future

We're proud of our grandfathers who mined coal to power our economy in decades past. We hope that our grandchildren will be proud of our generation's work to replace coal with clean and renewable sources of energy. That transition is steaming ahead in 2016.

Read More