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A Citizen’s View: City Needs Energy and Climate Action That Matters, Not Pretends

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This article was originally published as an op-ed in the Lake Oswego Review on July 30, 2015. Just a few weeks ago, the Lake Oswego (Oregon) City Council spent more than $25,000 seeking to promote renewable energy by purchasing Portland General Electric’s (PGE’s) Clean Wind product. The city now intends to claim being 100 percent […]

Climate Risk Dispatches From the Future

New Houston, Oregon, December 20, 2044 New Houston News Editorial Board: Pacific Northwest Global Warming Mystery Solved, and We’re Sorry It’s hard to imagine today that just a few short years ago the concept of human-caused global warming was a fiercely partisan issue in the United States. Conservative politicians, pundits, and even newspapers actively sought […]

Risky Business Project Memo to Oregon: “Don’t Worry, Be Happy?”

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The Bloomberg-Paulson-Steyer Risky Business Project released its long-awaited report a little over a week ago. Risky Business: The Economic Risks of Climate Change in the United States and associated support documents add significantly to the climate risk literature, and have gotten a great deal of well-deserved press and social media attention. The stated goal of […]