Recent developments make clear that Cloud Peak Energy is fully committed to coal exports from Washington terminals.
Last month, the U.S. Senate took the right steps toward investing in a lower carbon, less dependent fuel infrastructure for our military and society by voting to fund the world’s foremost military biofuels program.
In what has become an extremely volatile and declining industry, the evidence shows that coal is a poor foundation for job creation and coal company executives are not to be trusted.
Maud and other Northwest business leaders really understand the connection between environment and economy.
The U.S. EPA’s announcement of new standards for mercury is a "really big deal." In the Northwest, coal emissions from China are already the single biggest source of mercury pollution. With increased coal-burning in Asia, that would be a lot more mercury and carbon pollution in our air.
Northwest leaders Nike, Starbucks and Microsoft were recognized last week as the companies in their sectors that were doing the most to increase sustainability and address climate change.
Increasing the efficiency of the nation’s buildings is a core climate solution. That’s why we were thrilled this morning to read about the announcement by Presidents Obama and Clinton of a new $4 billion program targeted at energy efficiency upgrades in public and private sector buildings over the next two years.
Dr. Epstein was a real climate and public health champion – he will be greatly missed.
By beginning commercial flights using a biofuel blend, Alaska Airlines is showing producers that there will be a market for low-carbon, sustainable alternatives. That will spur innovation, develop scale and drive competition for fuels.
Creating clean energy at scale remains the greatest challenge and opportunity for our generation. And we shouldn't be surprised that powerful voices for the status quo will keep trying to hobble these efforts. But its important to look at a few facts in the midst of all the rhetoric.
The global race to supply sustainable jet fuel is on. In the Northwest, the sky is not simply the limit - the sky is a source of boundless opportunity.
The President's call for national leadership in clean economy innovation promises special benefit for communities in the Northwest.
According to the Brookings Institution, the next economy will be led by metropolitan regions that focus on exports fueled by innovation and low-carbon solutions. There will be geographic winners and losers. We are determined to make sure that our region is a winner that flourishes.
Two Oregon utilities, Portland General Electric and PacificCorp are among the top ten in the nation for the amount of renewable power that their customers purchase – voluntary efforts that go further than the state renewable power standard adopted several years ago
Climate Solutions has been actively promoting opportunities for Northwest farmers and companies in the clean energy economy, and we are thrilled that the military is taking the lead in weaning itself from oil.
The region’s leadership in the clean energy economy paid dividends again yesterday when the U.S. Department of Energy picked Seattle City Light to lead a national effort to promote widespread use of light emitting diode (LED) street lights. LED lighting uses far less energy than traditional approaches, and is gaining traction around the country, driven by cities’ desire to reduce global warming pollution and lower operating costs.
New clean car standards, car companies stepping up to produce all electric vehicles and partnerships to help us charge those vehicles efficiently -- this is what innovation looks like.
Nissan has announced the new Leaf will be available at a price of approximately $25,000, after accounting for federal tax credit for vehicles with advanced batteries. This is especially good news for consumers in Seattle and parts of Oregon, which are poised to be test markets for the first major roll-out of these vehicles
Evergreen Films Interviews KC Golden at the Climate Talks
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pledges $100 billion fund in the context of a global climate agreement to help poorest nations adapt to climate change, preserve forests and deploy low-carbon technologies