Cities and towns of all sizes are driving the transition to solar energy.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

We are calling on TriMet to ditch diesel and transition to an all electric bus fleet.

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

Starting next week, the Oregon legislature will be considering Senate Bill 1507 and House Bill 4001, collectively known as "Clean Energy Jobs." This is a great opportunity to take bold action on climate change-- and what better time? With so much at stake, and our window to stave off the worst impacts of climate change steadily closing, it's up to states like Oregon to take the lead. 

According to the White House, President Trump’s State of the Union address will discuss the challenges of the coming year in an optimistic, forward-looking and bipartisan manner. We support that notion wholeheartedly, but we’re also mindful of his past rhetoric.

Environment Oregon intern Marc Dorsey makes the case for strong action on climate, sooner rather than later

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Celeste Meiffren-Swango
State Director, Environment Oregon

This February, Oregon lawmakers will be considering a proposal called “Clean Energy Jobs” that will establish a “cap and invest” program that sets a limit on Oregon’s global warming pollution and makes polluters pay for their emissions. It's an exciting opportunity for Oregon to be a leader in the fight against climate change.

Two years ago this very day, the United States reached an historic international agreement in Paris committing to address the global threat of climate change with nearly 200 hundred nations. In 2015, the United States was one of the biggest players in the room. Fast-forward to today, and the picture looks quite different. We are the odd one out — the only nation on the planet now stepping away from this critical global action.

In 1908, Henry Ford introduced the Model T. Suddenly, affordable, mass-produced, internal combustion engine cars were within the financial reach of Americans.

Another quarter down, another solar record set. According to the latest figures from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), solar had its best second quarter in history. Below, I’ve selected three key stats that I think best help to explain their findings, and the state of solar overall.