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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California's next climate steps hang in the balance

Obama brings climate road show to Alaska, solar industry ponders a future unsupported by tax credits, Citibank and IEA see clean energy reaching cost parity, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions

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Kiwis go coal-free by 2018; Ikea to carry only LED bulbs

Canadian candidates debate climate; Brazil’s oil company in multi-billion-dollar corruption scandal; German solar power outdoes its nuke plants; and more stories of the week in clean energy solutions.

Solutions ho!

Climate policy question 1 is simple: Do we have the will to do what is necessary? Not what’s easy. Not what Big Oil will allow. What’s necessary.

Now we’re in business! Washington takes action on climate

Thank Governor Inslee for responding to the threat of global warming—and ask him to continue working for just and equitable climate action that works for all Washington residents.

Plastics: oily, toxic and out of control

Plastics and other oil-based materials are the basis of many cheap and convenient products. But is it really necessary—or safe—to have these petrochemicals in almost everything we interact with and consume every day? More reasons to wean ourselves from oil.

Shell's Arctic record: a crude reality

Why are we allowing Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic? Even if tapping a new source of oil wouldn't guarantee a future of climate chaos—and it would—there's no reason to believe Shell has what it takes to leave behind its record of disaster after disaster.

Big oil didn’t want this to happen (but it did)

Thanks to public pressure, there's a new opportunity for the people of Washington State to stand in the way of what would be the nation's largest crude oil terminal.

Oil versus Optimism

Tough legislative sessions in Washington and Oregon are over. But we, together with an inspiring coalition, are just getting started.

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Community solar rising, electric jet crosses Channel

Carbon Tracker finds $283 billion in LNG plants unnecessary, BMW rolls out electric 18-wheeler, dossier exposes oil firms’ dissembling on climate issue, and more news of the week in clean energy solutions.

A Little Something for Everyone to Hate

As new terminal proposals threaten to increase rail transport of coal, Bakken shale and tar sands oil across Washington State, Spokane finds itself at a dangerous choke point. 

Cities Setting the Pace

Leading urban governments have set aggressive goals such as carbon neutrality and 80% reduction by 2050, and others have committed to sourcing 100% of their energy with renewables. These are not empty pledges, but achievable goals that local officials are already implementing.

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Crude Oil terminals are wrong for Grays Harbor

The dangers of oil trains are dominating headlines about proposed oil terminals in Washington. As a long-time crab fisherman out of Grays Harbor, I’m very concerned about another risk: the potential consequences of a major oil spill.

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Don't let Big Oil take over Grays Harbor

Big oil wants to make Washington State their hub for transporting, storing, and exporting dangerous crude oil from the Bakken shale region. Three oil-by-rail export terminal proposals are being considered for Grays Harbor and two for Vancouver. One proposal would create the largest such facility in the nation. This month, we say no.

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Solutions ho!

Submitted by KC Golden on Wed, 07/29/2015 - 12:55

Climate policy question 1 is simple: Do we have the will to do what is necessary? Not what’s easy. Not what Big Oil will allow. What’s necessary.

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