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King County Prop 1: Why maintaining Metro bus service is a climate solution

King County Prop 1: Why maintaining Metro bus service is a climate solution

Posted by Eileen V. Quigley | Apr 09, 2014

On Earth Day—April 22—King County, WA voters should resoundingly pass Proposition 1 to keep Metro bus service at current levels, and send a strong message of support for our region’s environment, economy, and citizens. Read More »

King County Executive Laser-Focused on Climate Change and Equity

King County Executive Laser-Focused on Climate Change and Equity

Posted by Eileen V. Quigley | Feb 12, 2014

“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 »

Beaverton, OR Does Carbon Math

Beaverton, OR Does Carbon Math

Posted by Elizabeth Willmott | Dec 19, 2013

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 »

Decarbonizing Our Future

Decarbonizing Our Future

Posted by Sid Morrison & KC Golden | Dec 18, 2013

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 »

Banner Year for Sustainable Advanced Fuels

Banner Year for Sustainable Advanced Fuels

Posted by Ross Macfarlane | Dec 12, 2013

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 »

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