Climate and Clean Energy News and Commentary
In the last few months, people across Washington have spoken up for climate action. Their resounding message? “The time to act is now.”
Fossil fuel companies are trotting out another round of warmed over allegations that climate policy, in particular a clean fuels standard, is unworkable and will crash the economy. They’re running up against a difficult opponent: reality.
Much has changed, both regionally and nationally, in the almost seven years since the Western Climate Initiative (WCI) was launched, and there are major differences between the PCAP and the WCI.
The truth is, we won't find a solution if we stick to old models and wait for squabbling politicians in Washington, D.C. to act. Today, regional partnerships among states with strong political leadership and engaged business interests are leading the way to a more sustainable future. This is the real story of climate action in the United States.
During the last three years, Clean Energy Works’ home retrofit projects have resulted in 340 new hires, including 28 veterans. Retrofit projects have taken place in 19 Oregon counties.