Climate and Clean Energy News and Commentary
Nearly two dozen protestors greeted Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer on Wednesday morning in Kelso during his stop to promote a proposed coal terminal west of Longview.
Come and experience a special night of music as Seattle's own Kris Orlowski performs alongside the Passenger String Quartet with the very talented Star Anna opening the night to benefit Climate Solutions, at one of Seattle's best and most unique live music venues, The Triple Door.
We can either harness our greatest natural resource — the Northwest's know-how and ingenuity — to develop a strong local clean-energy economy and export clean-energy products and services. Or we can become a low-wage, resource-colony economy exporting raw materials like coal to China.
The West Coast clean-energy economy is a bright spot on a cloudy economic horizon. Renewable energy is a powerful job driver. Energy-efficiency programs are putting people to work in their communities, while keeping energy dollars circulating through their local economies.
One reason we created the New Energy Cities program at Climate Solutions was to elevate the conversation and focus on a small number of city and utility partnerships that are serious about the degree of innovation needed to create a clean, efficient energy system at the local level.