Climate and Clean Energy News and Commentary
Oregon and Northwest businesses are leading the way on creating practical and profitable solutions to our climate challenges. These businesses want strong action to reduce global warming and bolster a clean economy.
The Bullitt Foundation's Cascadia Center for Sustainable Design and Construction is one of 24 recipients of a U.S. Department of Energy technical assistance grant to dramatically reduce the energy used in commercial buildings
The green light for the first West Coast coal export facility came only days before global talks on climate change opened Monday in Cancun, Mexico. Ultimately, it's those leaders of the world's nations -- not Cowlitz commissioners -- who are responsible for shaping international accords to curb emissions of greenhouse gases.
"We’re creating a campaign to raise awareness about the breadth of (Oregon’s) economic investment and the vast number of jobs and the role that the state investment has played,” said Lisa Adatto, Oregon director Climate Solutions.
The intermittent nature of wind and solar power now make the grid operators' world more complex. The looming emergence of electric vehicles and the need for ways to store more electricity and to get electricity consumers to reduce peak demands will add still more complexities