Energy

To Meet Housing and Sustainability Goals, Seattle Must Streamline Land Use Code

Few things perfectly encapsulate the problems of planning like a city’s land use code. Unlike the building code, which dictates the life safety requirements...

Midweek Video: Why The United States Isn’t Ready For Clean Energy

https://youtu.be/s3ScJ_FwaZk If America wants to green up its economy, it's going to need to make huge investments in transmission facilities to transport greener energy sources....
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2022 Legislative Session Preview: Next Steps Forward on Greenhouse Gas Reduction

Top goals include passing a transit-focused transportation package and reforming growth management. The impacts of climate change are upon us. Just this year, we’ve seen wildfire...

Electric Vehicles Could Help Combat Disastrous Power Outages

Across the country, climate change-fueled extreme weather events are causing increasingly frequent power outages and are presenting a growing threat to our nation’s energy...

State Senate Passes Clean Fuels Standard and Cap and Trade Bill

But legislature's "grand bargain" complicates the picture and may tie bills to highway expansion package. Sign our letter to oppose that. Last Thursday, the Washington...
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Gaslighter: When A Climate Commitment Act Is Not Climate Action (Op-ed)

I love numbers. I was raised by my single mother, a public school teacher and math specialist to love numbers and data, something I still...

Sawant: PSE Fire Underscores Need to Ban Fracked Gas

That freakish gas flare erupting from the sidewalk in the Central District on February 24th was an ominous double-warning about the danger of relying...

Sunday Video: How Fracking Became America’s Money Pit

https://youtu.be/jFWHxZpF9rc It turns out that fracking is not as lucrative as it was once thought, Bloomberg Quicktake explains.