Climate and Clean Energy News and Commentary
If coal is so dirty that Washington shouldn't use it, should the state serve as a conduit for shipping it overseas?
"We know that it's a big decision and it's in our midst," said KC Golden, policy director for Climate Solutions. "And we know the likely consequences of getting it wrong."
Due to its success — the program also created 29 entry-level construction jobs and provided some level of work for 381 professionals — the U.S. Department of Energy in June allocated $20 million from its BetterBuildings program to finance the statewide expansion of Clean Energy Works
Gov. C. L. “Butch” Otter (Idaho), Chairman of the Western Governors’ Association noted that industry consumes approximately 28 percent of the West’s total energy use, which is why incremental improvements in efficiency can have a large impact on reducing the region’s overall energy consumption.
The business energy tax credit has been an integral part of the St. Vincent de Paul’s housing and business developments in the last five years. The program started in 1979 and is the longest-running tax incentive program in the country.
Three Northwest companies who are part of our Business Leaders for Climate Solutions network – Starbucks, Microsoft and Vestas were listed as some of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute.