New study undermines business case for coal exports.
What will it take for President Obama to remember his direction, map a plan, build the team, be bold, and follow the True North on climate?
Getting biocarbon on the books will pave the way for more sustained investments in natural assets, on the order of billions of dollars, save money for ratepayers, and help to secure the nation’s drinking water supply for many years to come.
In the absence of national leadership, the imperative for local action to significantly reduce carbon emissions could not possibly be more urgent.
Tom Steyer is a national advocate for investing in clean energy solutions to address climate change whose targeted investments are aimed squarely at the intersection of economic development and environmental protection. Steyer will keynote at Climate Solutions Annual Breakfast on 5/13 in Seattle
Increasingly it is becoming obvious we urgently need coordinated actions to reduce both current carbon emissions and the carbon concentrations that have built up in the atmosphere. For the latter, we can make a powerful ally of nature’s carbon-soaking ability.
Recent developments make clear that Cloud Peak Energy is fully committed to coal exports from Washington terminals.
A new Sightline report details huge financial risks for Australian coal export startup
On two Saturdays in January nearly 100 Thurston County families and households gathered to plant living, native holiday trees. Together they created a “Winter Holiday Grove”--a living gift from residents today to members of the community 100 years from now.
I've created a video to summarize some of the biochar research taking place at Oregon State University and help people understand a little more about biochar and its promising future.
The President is on the right track in terms of using existing executive authority to reduce climate pollution and accelerate investment in energy efficiency and clean energy. (And the Northwest is in an ideal position to lead that national effort by leveraging our existing federal power infrastructure to drive the next wave of clean energy development.)
We believe biochar can help address the challenges of this very unique restoration project. Biochar is a charcoal-like material that helps build healthy soil, retains nutrients, supports biological activity, and assists plant growth.
The Northwest Biocarbon Initiative (NBI) is hosting a slew of exciting, informative events in the first half of 2013 where you can meet and network with some of our region’s top biocarbon innovators and thought leaders.
Steve Rice, Senior Principal at Bremerton-based architectural firm Rice Fergus Miller (RFM) loves talking about their new office space. And it usually begins and ends with the Big Ass Fan that circulates air throughout the most energy efficient office building in the Northwest.
In this piece, an environmentalist and the head of an industry trade group team up to make the business and jobs case for green infrastructure in Oregon. Another great example of how the best biocarbon solutions have multiple benefits!
With each retrofit project, Portland and Seattle learn more about the importance of fitting bioretention designs to the site soil conditions and rainy-season hydrology, anticipated storm water flow volumes, and the local community’s needs for traffic-calming, pedestrian access, appearance and urban green.
The Superbowl blackout is being made a symbol of America’s decaying infrastructure and need for a smart grid. What would perhaps be more accurate is that it demonstrated the vulnerabilities of a centralized power grid and the need for a more resilient and decentralized power network.
Black carbon is a serious climate issue for which climate solutions exist today. With better understanding and better technologies, we can more effectively wash away the bad news with the good news.
While a substation blow-up had engulfed Corvallis in darkness, the 2013 Harvesting Clean Energy conference powered on.
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who was in New York for Hurricane Sandy, speaks up on climate change.