While partisan battles have been raging in the other Washington over Department of Defense efforts to use clean energy as a major weapon in the fight to keep America safe and secure, military leaders, in cooperation with businesses and clean energy advocates, are moving forward to address the worldwide and domestic threats posed by our dependence on fossil fuels.
While fossil fuel industries and some of their friends in Congress are trying to pull the rug out from under the clean energy economy, Dave Reichert is trying to put it on a solid foundation.
Today, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Obama administration answered the call, releasing a proposal to limit industrial carbon pollution from new power plants. The proposal builds on successful laws in California, Oregon, and Washington
Efficiency is great, but finding cleaner ways to ship the dirtiest fuels will never add up to a sustainable future. We need to look at the whole picture
A new and formidable leader has emerged in the push for clean energy. So say Representatives Adam Smith and Jay Inslee. The two Puget Sound-area Congressmen joined a panel of current and former military leaders on Thursday evening to highlight the military’s leadership in the clean energy economy.
Having set their sights on the clean economy prize, we’re counting on West Coast leaders to back up the vision with strong policy initiatives and political resolve. Nothing less will get us there.
Marketing fossil fuel dependence and accelerating the climate crisis is not our niche; it’s not our “value-add”; it’s not who we are. We can do better, and we plan to.
A reverend, a commercial fisherman, a doctor, and nine other people from diverse walks of life came together on February 29 to speak out against exporting coal from Washington ports to Asia.
Coal is a dirtiest, most carbon-intensive fossil fuel, and I don’t see any way that this is the answer to our future energy plans. With a greater understanding of health impacts and disturbance from the coal companies current plans, I really wanted other people to understand what’s happening here.
Today, we are joining together as never before to try to stop another attempt by Big Oil to hijack democracy and ram the Keystone Pipeline through Congress. Please join us by signing the petition right away, and then sending the link on to your friends.
This move will allow regulators to better understand the ways climate change and extreme weather events are impacting insurers and make certain that best practices for dealing with climate change are being shared amongst insurance companies.
We view 2012 as fundamentally about drawing the line in the sand about fossil fuels through some very high profile issues: the Keystone XL Pipeline, fossil fuel subsidies, coal exports off the West Coast and hydraulic fracking.
It’s hardly surprising that the coal industry would want to conceal the nature and immensity of its export schemes. Once folks know what they’re really up to, they’ll have the thankless task of convincing us that we’ll be better off letting our communities become conveyor belts and launching platforms for an epic expansion of global fossil fuel trafficking.
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.
My six-month anniversary at Climate Solutions and as member of the Business Partnership team coincides with Thanksgiving this year. What a great opportunity to stop and look back on all that we have accomplished in our work to build a clean economy future and to give thanks to some of those who have helped us in so many ways .
Although the Seattle Mariners may be looking to next year on the field, they are leading the league in environmental efforts that reduce waste and pollution and help save real dollars. That makes them a winner in the Climate Solutions playbook.
The US Department of Agriculture Secretary visited Seattle last week to announce that teams led by Washington State University and the University of Washington had won grants totaling $80 million to develop technologies and feedstocks for advanced biofuels for the transportation sector.
A clean energy technology revolution is necessary – but it’s not sufficient – to solve the global climate crisis we face. We also need Biocarbon, “the Second Solution”, to scale up the capacity of Earth’s living systems to soak up carbon and successfully reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) in our planet’s atmosphere