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“Confronting climate change and building equity in our community are inescapable, global responsibilities,” says Dow Constantine. His State of the County address included a look at what the County can do to reduce carbon emissions and confront climate change. Read More »
The City of Beaverton, OR asked New Energy Cities to identify what it would take to achieve 80 percent reduction in community greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. New Energy Cities created an Energy Map and a series of Carbon Wedge graphics to help depict the scale of reduction necessary. Read More »
We have met the enemy, and it is not us. It is not civilization. It is not energy production per se. It is carbon. It’s our excessive reliance on energy systems that dig ancient carbon — fossil fuels — out of the ground and release it into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide. Read More »
2013 is shaping up as a year of significant progress for sustainable advanced fuels in Washington State, across the West Coast, and around the world. Climate Solutions’ Sustainable Advanced Fuels (SAF) program is excited to play a key role in these developments Read More »
For cities, achieving 80 percent reduction in climate pollution by 2050 does involve carbon math, but does not have to be rocket science. Drawing from examples of city-led clean energy leadership across the US, a new report from Innovation Network for Communities and O-H Community Partners helps outline roadmaps for cities to achieve deep carbon reductions. Read More »