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Do we really need to electrify all those vehicles? Yes—and quickly
Our transportation research indicates that it's urgent that we accelerate the transition to electric vehicles of all types. At the same time, it’s clear we need to expand clean and convenient options for getting around.
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Photo of TriMet GM Sam Desue and Sen. Dembrow were joined by Metro Council President Lynn Peterson, Multnomah County Commissioner Jessica Vega-Pederson, Portland General Electric President and CEO Maria Pope and Climate Solutions’ Oregon Director Meredith Connolly.

The role of renewable diesel in Oregon's climate plans

While we are putting all our efforts into transitioning our transportation sector to be made up of 100% zero-emission vehicles powered by renewable energy, this transformation will not happen overnight.

Electric vehicles!

Do we really need to electrify all those vehicles? Yes—and quickly

Our transportation research indicates that it's urgent that we accelerate the transition to electric vehicles of all types. At the same time, it’s clear we need to expand clean and convenient options for getting around.

ClimateCast 29 April 2022

You'll get a charge out of these clean energy developments

Washington leads with action on clean energy in commercial buildings. Also: clean energy everywhere demands grid growth and better batteries; both are coming.

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Freeway expansion and climate action don't mix

Freeway expansion and climate action don’t mix As youth-organized climate protests against the Oregon Department of Transportation’s

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Are we ready to handle all-electric transportation? You bet we are.

Research shows that a 100% clean electrical grid can handle the task of powering all-electric transportation. With smart charging practices and increased use of transit, the transition will reduce costs and improve our health—on top of the climate benefits. Part of our Transforming Transportation series.

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Clean energy. Fossil-fueled crisis. Tipping points are here

In this week's ClimateCast: clean energy results from the Oregon and Washington legislatures; fossil fuels and the Ukraine humanitarian crisis; and the EPA takes action on truck emissions

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Following historic progress, WA continues with incremental steps

In 2022, the Washington Legislature built upon the transformational shift we’ve begun in recent years; lawmakers took important steps in a few key areas, but hesitated in others.

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Recapping Oregon's 2022 Legislative Session

This session, the legislature provided historic levels of investments in clean energy solutions and electric vehicles, as well as significant progress for environmental and social justice in our state.

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Transform. Our. Transportation.

Move Ahead Washington will clean up transportation, investing in transportation electrification, transit, and active mobility—leading to climate progress, cleaner air, and healthier communities.  

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So much worse than we thought

In this week's ClimateCast: New research identifies hazards with home gas hookups, subsidies and technological advances are pushing EVs further toward ubiquity, and more climate and clean energy news of the moment

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Multimodal emoji transit

Transform. Our. Transportation.

Move Ahead Washington will clean up transportation, investing in transportation electrification, transit, and active mobility—leading to climate progress, cleaner air, and healthier communities.  
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Gas flame

So much worse than we thought

In this week's ClimateCast: New research identifies hazards with home gas hookups, subsidies and technological advances are pushing EVs further toward ubiquity, and more climate and clean energy news of the moment
Read More