December 11, 2018
Clean electricity, clean buildings and clean transportation: Inslee plan would launch comprehensive clean energy transition and significantly drive down emissions
Monday, December 10 Gov. Jay Inslee was joined today by Democratic legislators and climate action supporters to unveil a plan that would launch a dramatic reduction of Washington state’s greenhouse gas emissions over the next 15 years. The proposal would accelerate the innovation and efforts already underway across the economy to transition to 100% clean […]

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December 11, 2018
Small Business Applied Research Pilot
Monday, December 10 The USAID has created the Small Business Applied Research (SBAR) Pilot is a field-based initiative to expand USAID’s access to emerging technology, products, services, methodologies, and scientific applications developed by U.S. based small businesses. Through a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA), USAID is seeking solutions from eligible U. S. small businesses that are […]

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December 11, 2018
Membrion Gets $2.2M for Materials to Help Store Energy, Purify Water
Source: Xconomy, Dec 10 Membrion, a Seattle-based cleantech startup, recently raised $2.2 million in new funding to give the company a boost along the path to commercialization. It engineers flexible membranes using silica gel, the same material in the small bags manufacturers place inside new shoes and bags of jerky and edible seaweed. These bags contain […]

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December 6, 2018
State regulators deny Hydro One’s acquisition of Avista Corporation
Wednesday, December 5 Olympia, Wash. – State regulators today denied Canada-based Hydro One Limited’s proposed acquisition of Spokane-based Avista Corporation, finding the proposed merger does not serve the public interest. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission determined the proposed merger agreement does not adequately protect Avista or its customers from political and financial risk, nor does […]

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December 6, 2018
‘We are in deep trouble’: Despite global-warming worries, world carbon emissions hit a record high
Wednesday, December 5 Global emissions of carbon dioxide have reached the highest levels on record, scientists projected Wednesday, in the latest evidence of the chasm between international goals for combating climate change and what countries are actually doing. Between 2014 and 2016, emissions remained largely flat, leading to hopes that the world was beginning to […]

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December 6, 2018
West Richland solar project is about generate its 1st electricity
Wednesday, December 5 Electricity generated by the 30.2 kilowatt solar project will be credited to the electric accounts of 31 REA members who enrolled in the program. In August REA members were given the chance to buy the energy produced from 550 solar units. One solar unit is about one-sixth of one solar panel used […]

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December 6, 2018
Op-Ed: Tacoma should give full support to 100-percent clean energy
Wednesday, December 5 [Washington Voters] know that climate change is real and a threat both to us and to future generations. They know it is such an enormous problem that an international response is necessary. But they also know we cannot wait and that we must begin addressing climate change now, and at the local […]

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December 5, 2018
Idaho Commerce to attend POWER-GEN International trade show with five Idaho companies
Source: Commerce.Idaho.gov, Nov 26 Idaho Commerce and five Idaho-based companies will attend the POWER-GEN International trade show December 4-6 in Orlando, Florida. POWER-GEN is the largest power generation event in the world, with attendance from over 100 countries, 1,400 exhibitors and more than 20,000 industry leaders, researchers and customers. The show is estimated to generate […]

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December 5, 2018
U of I Team Advances to Final Four for $10 Million Water Prize Challenge
Source: UIdaho.edu, October 26 A University of Idaho team advanced this week to the final stage of a $10 million competition to find the best way to stop to toxic algae blooms from poisoning drinking water supplies and the environment. The Everglades Foundation Wednesday announced four finalists for the George Barley Water Prize. It will […]

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