June 7, 2019
Opinion: Collateral Damage–It’s Not Just About Carbon Emissions
By Jim Conca, Forbes, June 7, 2019. Bad farming and forestry practices, climate change and increasing fires are turning huge swaths of land into desert in a vicious cycle that may not stop until much of our global ecosystems are gone forever. And we won’t get them back. Read the full story here.

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June 5, 2019
Opinion: Washington State Stops Tracking Climate Change Policy Results
By Todd Myers, Washington Policy Center, June 4, 2019. Progress on reducing CO2 emissions is no longer tracked by Washington state. Despite giving climate policy a high profile, progress on climate outcomes is not one of the categories tracked by Results Washington. In February, we noted that the previous climate targets had been removed and replaced with a […]

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June 5, 2019
Opinion: The Lessons of Bellingham’s Olympic Pipeline Explosion
By Derek Moscato, Seattle Times, June 4, 2019. Recent developments in Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion saga remind us yet again of the inevitability of energy infrastructure debates in the West. By ruling that British Columbia’s government does not have the authority to restrict shipments of oil sands crude from neighboring Alberta, B.C.’s top appeals court has further […]

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June 3, 2019
Opinion: Can Bonneville Power Administration be Saved?
By Tom Karier, Special to The Seattle Times, May 31, 2019. It’s not bankrupt yet, but Bonneville Power Administration has made it clear that it is facing a financial crisis and may be in trouble by 2028. What happens in 2028? In that year Bonneville’s long-term power contracts expire, allowing its customers — Northwest power utilities […]

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March 15, 2019
Asterisks Recap | CleanTech Breakfast featuring Eric Beckwitt of Freightera
“A Green Future for Freight” Speaker:  Eric Beckwitt, CEO – Freightera Recap by: Russ Weed, President – CleanTech Strategies February 13, 2019   Some noteworthy comments from Eric’s presentation: *  all about reducing friction *  not about us, it’s about climate 100 years from now *  as much about agroecology as anything else [see Eric’s […]

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January 18, 2019
Governor Inslee: The next president must make climate change the top priority
Opinion article by Governor Jay Inslee, Washington Post, January 17, 2019. We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change, and we are the last generation that can do something about it. The Democratic Party must nominate a candidate who will put fighting climate change at the top of the agenda. And that’s why I’m […]

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October 31, 2018
Commentary: Supporting Climate Change Solutions
Source: Commentary from David Kenney, President & Executive Director, VertueLab, October 31, 2018. The just-released report from the United Nation’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says we have a mere 12 years to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40-50 percent. That’s not much time, and the task is both monumental and ominous. But it’s […]

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