Washington’s Attorney General Opposes Tesoro Savage

The ECOreport reposts a statement regarding the proposed oil by rail terminal in Vancouver (WA), Washington’s Attorney General Opposes Tesoro Savage

Press Release from the Washington State Office of Attorney General Bob Ferguson

OLYMPIA — In today’s closing arguments for the environmental review of a proposed crude oil terminal in Vancouver, Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s Counsel for the Environment will announce its opposition to the project.

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Overwhelming Opposition At Tesoro-Savage Hearings

The ECOreport reposts videos & an account of the  five-week adjudication in front of Washington’s Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council Overwhelming Opposition At Tesoro-Savage Hearings

Press Release from Columbia Riverkeeper

Vancouver, WA – After weeks of testimony and argument about the Tesoro-Savage oil terminal proposal, at least two things are clear: first, this project will not benefit Washington citizens and consumers, and second, the risk of an oil spill into the Columbia River is too great.

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Petition to stop Site C

The ECOreport reposts the public announcement of a place where British Columbians can voice their opposition: A  Petition to stop Site C 

Press Release from Andrew Weaver, Leader of the BC Green Party

You may have already heard. The federal Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans just approved permits for the Site C Dam, which means construction could begin within 90 days. In other words, this is your very last chance to stop Christy Clark from taking Site C past the point of no return. Our BC Greens team is taking this head on, so I need 1 thing from you right now: Sign and share our petition to stop Site C before the Premier pushes it past the point of no return.

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World’s First PV-Powered Solar Water Heating Solution

First in our Series about Innovators Driving Energy Independence: World’s First PV-Powered Solar Water Heating Solution Delivers Net Solar Value With or Without Net Metering Incentives.

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“What you do makes a difference. It’s up to you to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”- Jane Goodall

By Terri Steele

Made in USA
Sun Bandit partners with best-in-class manufacturers to deliver solutions that are proudly made in the USA.

Building a better mousetrap isn’t easy. Nor is qualifying for a new category for solar water heating. In truth, ICC-SRCC testing for a solar PV water heating system did not exist prior to the introduction of Sun Bandit.

On July 4, 2013, Sun Bandit parent Next Generation Energy launched an ‘all hands on deck’ effort to identify and clear the many hurdles inhibiting widespread solar water heating adoption – and to achieve the certification and street cred to bring their innovation Sun Bandit to market.

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PACE Financing Beats the Street

Second in our Series about Innovators Driving Energy Independence: PACE Financing Beats The Street With Explosive Growth In Clean Energy Financing

“PACE in general is solving a marketplace failure in the residential sector in terms of energy efficiency, renewable energy and water conservation” – Ellen Qualls 
 Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs
 Renovate America 


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By Terri Steele

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1At a time when investors are skittish over market volatility, they couldn’t be more bullish on the economic potential of renewables, in particular a form of clean energy financing known as PACE.

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Figtree Stands Tall With Series Of Commercial PACE Firsts

Third in our Series about Innovators Driving Energy Independence: Figtree Stands Tall with Series of Commercial PACE Firsts

“This is a merger of complementary products and talents that gives us 
 remarkable marketplace traction while providing a more complete solution set to 
 businesses and consumers.” – Mahesh Shah,
 CEO
 Figtree Financing

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By Terri Steele

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1State and local governments embrace PACE because of its ability to create jobs, promote economic development, meet sustainability standards and improve local building stock using no public monies. According to PACENation, 32 US states and the District of Columbia have enabled PACE financing in their respective jurisdictions.

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Site C Betrayal

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED stating the Federal government sides against First Nations, science, endangered species, food security. Appalling decision signals Ottawa supports B.C.’s plans to electrify LNG industry: Site C Betrayal

Originally Published on Sierra Club BC

VICTORIA—The federal government’s approval of construction permits for the $9 billion Site C megaproject is a cowardly betrayal, says Sierra Club BC.

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The Greenest Households In Canada

The ECOreport reposts the results of a study into urban emissions, the greenest households in Canada

Originally Published on UBC News

Montreal homes are the most sustainable in the country, and Edmonton’s the least, according to a new University of British Columbia study that compares average household greenhouse gas emissions in major cities across Canada.

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Rideable Luggage

The ECOreport looks at a highly successful Indiegogo fundraiser: the World’s first Rideable Luggage

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1My first response to Modobag is laughter. Imagine dozens of motorized suitcases zipping through a busy airport corridor. Pedestrians beware! These vehicles are “three times faster than walking” and you do not know when someone will drive one around the next corner. This carry on vehicle is a highly successful Indiegogo fundraiser, but is there a future for rideable Luggage?

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Pennsylvania Court Dismisses Climate Kids Suit

The ECOreport reposts news that, despite the precedent set in Washington state, a Pennsylvania Court Dismisses Climate Kids Suit

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1A series of lawsuits, which 8 Washington students brought against their state government, recently set an important legal precedent.  In November, 2015, Judge Hollis R. Hill ruled that the state has a“mandatory duty” to “preserve, protect, and enhance the air quality for the current and future generations.” This was followed by an order that Washington set a limit on the state’s emissions by the end of 2016.  (Governor Inslee’s administration is appealing this decision.) In response to a similar case brought by 7 young plaintiffs in Pennsylvania, a Pennsylvania court dismisses climate kids suit.

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