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 We are hoping to find a good balance of advocacy for ESF.  We particularly believe that Engineers bring an opportunity to have objective points of view on subjects. ​ By reducing a problem to numbers and science, we should be able to produce defensible positions. ​ So, we hope to use this website and our membership input to gather good information on which to base decisions, and good processes by which to apply it. We are hoping to find a good balance of advocacy for ESF.  We particularly believe that Engineers bring an opportunity to have objective points of view on subjects. ​ By reducing a problem to numbers and science, we should be able to produce defensible positions. ​ So, we hope to use this website and our membership input to gather good information on which to base decisions, and good processes by which to apply it.
  
-===== Advocating for quickcontrolled transition from fossil fuels to green energy and a more socially just economy===== +Climate Change has become Climate Crisis. The urgency is not uniformly visible around the worldbut the climate is approaching world-wide tipping points whose consequences would be world-wide problems.
-[[A quick, controlled transition from fossil fuels to green energy and a more socially just economy|A quick, controlled transition from fossil fuels to green energy and a more socially just economy]]+
  
-==== Clean Energy Jobs ====+It's a complex subject. ​ The following will try to give just enough background to understand why we choose our plan.
  
-Our first advocacy is for the passage of Oregon HB 2020 with improvements in progress. ​ Look for news at [[:​clean_energy_and_jobs_news| this link]]+===== Reasonong and Plan for 2020 =====
  
 + **The key starting point is to achieve the major decarbonization the UN IPCC asks in their Special Report on 1.5 degrees (SR15). The legislature is attempting to address this at a state-wide level.**
  
-==== Jordan Cove LNG Terminal ====+ There are pieces that need to be addressed at the level of metropolitan areas that aren't covered by the legislature. Trimet is the current hot example of this.
  
-Jordan Cove LNG Terminal [[jordan_cove_terminal|PAGE]]+ Hot issue because a year ago, Trimet bought a handful of electric buses, giving the public the impression that this was the beginning of leaving fossil fuels behind. **However, there is no program just a TriMet PR prospectus The Non-Diesel Bus Plan.**
  
-==== Frackingespecially ​for "​Natural Gas" / "​Fracked Gas" ====+ ​Saying that their experience with the electric buses was not meeting expectationsthey reverted to a 5-year evaluation period while the technology is already being deployed at scale in other comparable fleets around the country and the world. ​ This is a damaging setback ​for Portland'​s opportunities to reduce diesel emissions before 2030. Their intent is to buy over 100 diesel buses before 2025.
  
- Fracking, especially for "​Natural Gas" / "​Fracked Gas" [[shale_gas_fracked_gas_-_fact_sheet|Shale Gas / Fracked Gas - Fact Sheet]]+  
 + Here is a FAQ summary of some of that {{ :​pdf:​trimet_faq_-_final.pdf ​|}}
  
 + Here is current opportunity for action: {{ :​esf_call_to_action.pdf |}}.
  
-==== Sustainability Projects Grading and Support ==== + ​Progress in the Legislature leaves this pretty stale. ​ I will try to update very soon
-=== As a general concept === + {{ :​pdf:​thinkingthroughclimateinoregon_tr_ed10.pdf |Reasonong ​and Plan for 2020}} ​
-The Civil Engineers have succeeded at being able to issue report cards on projects and standing infrastructure that have been well accepted as legitimate and objective input to governmental decisions+
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-Eventually, we would like to be able to emulate that, and/or help others to emulate that in their decision processes. +
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-We would like to have volunteers who would help us define what that would look like, and why. +
-=== Specifically,​ support of the project decision structure ​for the Portland Clean Energy Fund === +
  
  
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