January 16, 2020
State Supreme Court limits Gov. Inslee’s rule cutting greenhouse-gas emissions
Source: Jim Brunner, Seattle Times, Jan 16 2020 The Washington State Supreme Court has invalidated key portions of a rule imposed by the administration of Gov. Jay Inslee capping greenhouse-gas emissions by fuel distributors, natural-gas companies and other industries. In a 5-4 ruling Thursday, the court upheld a 2017 lower-court decision that the state Department of Ecology […]

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January 16, 2020
Commentary: Democrats’ Green New Deal Becomes The CLEAN Future Act
Source: James Conca, Forbes, Jan 15, 2020 The House Committee on Energy and Commerce, chaired by Frank Pallone, Jr (D-NJ), released an ambitious new climate plan to ensure the United States achieves net-zero greenhouse gas pollution by 2050. Supported by Environment and Climate Change Subcommittee Chairman Paul Tonko (D-NY) and Energy Subcommittee Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), […]

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January 16, 2020
Microsoft will be carbon negative by 2030
Source: Brad Smith, Microsoft, Jan 16, 2020 he scientific consensus is clear. The world confronts an urgent carbon problem. The carbon in our atmosphere has created a blanket of gas that traps heat and is changing the world’s climate. Already, the planet’s temperature has risen by 1 degree centigrade. If we don’t curb emissions, and […]

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January 15, 2020
NEW YEAR, NEW SBIR/STTR SOLICITATIONS
Source: Vertue Lab, Jan 14 2020 We are excited for the events, awards, and other opportunities coming in 2020, and we’re kicking things off with an update of the newly released agency solicitations and approaching submission dates, including: National Science Foundation U.S. Dept. of Defense U.S. Dept. of Transportation National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration U.S. […]

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January 14, 2020
UTC Clean Energy Bulletin 1.14.20
Source: UTC, Jan 14, 2020 The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 and source 100% of their electricity from renewable or non-carbon-emitting […]

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January 13, 2020
Upcoming Information Sessions for the Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants Programs
Source: WA Department of Commerce, Jan 13, 2020 In the Washington Legislature’s 2019 Capital Budget, the Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants program received funding for two rounds of the Energy Efficiency Grant and one round of the Solar Grant. This program funds projects that save energy and operational cost savings at state public higher education […]

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January 10, 2020
Everett Campus To Host CleanTech Accelerator
Source: MyEverettNews.com, Jan 5 2020 Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers announced a collaborative partnership to create the state’s first physical CleanTech Accelerator location in partnership with the Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF), the Clean Tech Alliance, and Soundview Innovation Campus. “Snohomish County is an emerging leader in clean tech for the State of Washington. By working […]

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January 10, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Launches Energy Storage Grand Challenge
Source: DOE, Jan 8, 2020 U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette announced the launch of the Energy Storage Grand Challenge, a comprehensive program to accelerate the development, commercialization, and utilization of next-generation energy storage technologies and sustain American global leadership in energy storage. The Grand Challenge builds on the $158 million Advanced Energy Storage Initiative announced […]

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January 10, 2020
Commentary: A Novel Method for Clean Food Production, While Simultaneously Bending Down the Curve of Global Warming
Source: John Novitsky, CEO, AquaPrawnics, jnovitsky@sbcglobal.net  and Lisa M. Farmen, Principal Engineer/Managing Member, Aquastry LLClisa@aquastry.com, (503) 544-2330. Jan 10 2020 The purpose of this article is to encourage the members of the NW Chapter of the Clean Tech Alliance to visit our website, then to become investors, employees, scientific or legislative partners. Shrimp are the […]

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January 10, 2020
2020 Legislative Session Preview
Source: Brad Boswell, Boswell Consulting, Jan 10, 2020 Following nine months of interim, it is now nearly time for legislators to return to Olympia for the start of the 2020 legislative session on January 13, 2020. This is a short 60-day session and the second half of the biennial budget cycle, which lasts two years. […]

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