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Watch the replay: From Policy to Climate Action Webinar

Climate change is a complicated issue and it’s often hard to track what is going on at the policy level and how each of us can be part of the solution.

On March 8, 2023, we had some questions for leading NW climate advocates Gregg Small and Meredith Connolly from Climate Solutions. Watch the video replay and hear straightforward information on what you can do to reduce your climate impact.


Climate Action Summary for the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

More Analysis of the Inflation Reduction Act by Energy Trust

The Inflation Reduction Act is expected to help millions of Americans benefit from energy efficiency and renewable energy. But exactly when and how a lot of those benefits will be rolled out is still unclear.

Because of how the legislation was passed, there are a lot of details that still need to be determined, including rebate and tax credit amounts and the specific equipment that will be covered.


Household Clean Energy

Inflation Reduction Act - in brief

The Inflation Reduction Act, signed by President Biden on August 16, represents the most important federal climate legislation ever signed into law. It is estimated that the bill will reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissions by about 40% below the nation’s previous peak. There are incentives you can get now while others will take effect on January 1, 2023.

Electric Vehicles

The bill extends the $7500 tax credit for many EV cars, but the rules are complicated and change over time. Some EVs which qualify for incentives now may not qualify after the first of the year, while some that don’t qualify now will after January 1, 2023. So if you are considering getting an EV check out our EV project page now for the most up-to-date fact sheet on EV Financial Incentives.

Home Electrification

The law includes many ways to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from your home. Tax credits for rooftop solar are available immediately. After January 1, tax credits become available for home energy efficiency upgrades, heat pumps for space conditioning and hot water heaters, electrical panel upgrades, home weatherization, and battery storage–no matter one’s income. Additional tax credits are available for families with income thresholds.

These home electrification incentives can be substantial adding up to as much as $14,000 per household. Check out the list of incentives available and how much you may qualify for by using the Rewiring America calculator. and find more electrification tips on our Electrify LO page.

March 21, 2023
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March 28, 2023
  • Webinar: Solar Radiation Management March 28, 2023  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Online

    Webinar: Solar Radiation Management - Research on atmospheric cooling technologies
    Researchers from Harvard will discuss stratospheric aerosol injection and other technologies being studied to cool the Earth.
    Click here to register.

    Brought to you by the Electrify Coalition

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April 1, 2023
  • James Recycling / New Seasons Event April 1, 2023  10:00 am - 12:30 pm Revolution Hall, 1300 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214

    Click here for details.

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April 4, 2023
April 15, 2023
  • LO Sustainability Resource Fair April 15, 2023  10:00 am - 1:00 pm Lakeridge Middle School, 4700 Jean Rd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035, USA

    2nd Annual Sustainability Resource Fair
    Groups throughout our community will be at the fair with sustainability information and how you can get involved and take action.

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April 18, 2023
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