2019 Session dispatches: week 6 with climate as a top priority
For the first time in memory—and maybe ever—climate change is a top priority for the Washington Legislature. There are multiple landmark climate policies moving forward; The momentum is strong, and the stakes are high. Here’s an update on our top climate priorities.
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2019 Session dispatches: week 6 with climate as a top priority

For the first time in memory—and maybe ever—climate change is a top priority for the Washington Legislature. There are multiple landmark climate policies moving forward; The momentum is strong, and the stakes are high. Here’s an update on our top climate priorities.

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Cities and states tell world: We will always have Paris

Coal kills more people annually than it employs, Nevada restores solar net-metering, Los Angeles tests subsidized electric-car-sharing in low-income neighborhoods, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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EVs’ future looks brighter; clean energy ‘unstoppable’

Teardown of Chevy Bolt reveals it costs $4,600 less to manufacture than analysts had thought, climate action prevails at two shareholder meetings, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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Carbon pricing is on the table from C to shining sea

Tesla starts taking orders for solar roofing, Green Party may hold balance of power over BC fossil projects, GOP fails to reverse Obama-era methane rules, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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Clean energy employs more Americans than gas & coal

Costly flood insurance augurs tailspin for coastal real estate, Big Island tops 50% clean power for 2016, Denmark expects wind will compete without subsidies in a few years, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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Craving for clean energy leads Microsoft to quit PSE

Portland and Multnomah County aim for 100% renewable energy, Tesla announces electric semi and pick-up trucks, Maryland to offer tax credits for energy storage, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.

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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. 

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EPA to put mpg gains on hold, but EVs grow anyway

Oregon lawmakers weigh competing bills to price carbon pollution, China’s coal consumption falls for third straight year, Trump’s EPA budget calls for deep cuts, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.  

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Clean energy turns utility economics upside-down

Solar prices down 20 percent in one year, new study questions blanket subsidies for biofuels, Exxon Mobil and ConocoPhillips write down their tar sands reserves, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy. 

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Planet sets heat record as Trump takes up the reins

New approvals for wind in Wyoming and off North Carolina; thinking about “base cost” renewables instead of “base load” power; saving climate info in the Data Refuge, and more news of the week in climate and clean energy.