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Climate Solutions congratulates EnerG2, who broke ground on Tuesday on its stimulus-funded energy storage materials production facility in Albany, promising 35 new jobs when the plant opens in October 2011.
Fossil fuel is wrecking the one Earth we've got. It's not going to go away because we ask politely. If we want a world that works, we're going to have to raise our voices.
"People want solutions. People want to move forward. People don't want to see our governments stuck in partisan gridlock. People don't want to see our governments owned by fossil fuel interests. People believe in and are hungry to participate in building a clean energy economy." -- Climate Solutions' KC Golden on NPR
The Seattle City Council adopted the "Community High Road Agreement for Residential Retrofit Projects," which will lead to the creation of thousands of high-quality, family-supporting jobs for qualified, historically underrepresented contractors and workers in the clean-energy economy.
A study released Wednesday indicates that the Northwest is uniquely positioned to make a relatively painless transition to clean-energy sources, retiring all coal and nuclear power generation in the region by 2040.