August 23, 2019
Tri-Cities picked for multi-million dollar electric grid research complex
source: Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald, August 22, 2019 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been picked as the site of a new national grid energy research facility by the Department of Energy. The proposed project would mean tens of millions of dollars will be spent on a new complex at the Richland campus of the Department […]

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August 21, 2019
Research in Tri-Cities could make cars and planes more fuel efficient and super strong
Source: Steven Ashby, Tri-City Herald, August 19, 2019 Superman may be known as the “Man of Steel,” but scientific superheroes at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are developing a novel approach for manufacturing metals with superior strength. Drawing on deep materials science expertise and engineering know-how, PNNL researchers are paving the way for adoption […]

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August 19, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement
Source: DOE, August 19, 2019  The Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs issued its first Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Fiscal Year 2020.  The Phase I Release 1 FOA, with approximately $31.5 million in available funding, will allow small businesses to submit applications to establish […]

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August 15, 2019
Tour the Chehalis Generation Facility
Source: Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, August 15, 2019 Members of the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) will tour the Chehalis Generation Facility on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. The tour will begin at the facility at 09:00 AM promptly and continue for approximately 2 hours, until 11:00 AM. The site visit is open to […]

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August 15, 2019
The rebirth of nuclear power could come from Bellevue, if Congress approves
Source: John Strang, Crosscut, August 15, 2019 Nuclear power has stalled in the United States. The country’s 97 commercial reactors provide 20 percent of its power, but only one reactor has gone online since 1998 — in Tennessee in 2016. Two more reactors — behind schedule and way over budget — are due to become operational in the […]

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August 14, 2019
Commentary: Can We Provide Everyone With Clean Water?
Source: Jim Conca (UFA Ventures), Forbes, August 14, 2019. People want to drink clean water even more than they want to breath clean air. This desire will be front and center during this year’s World Water Week in Stockholm August 25th to the 30th. Organized by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), and supported by the United […]

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August 2, 2019
CleanTech Breakfast Series Kicks Off Next Month!
The Breakfast Series presents notable cleantech speakers for a monthly conversation followed by networking with 100 cleantech industry leaders on the second Wednesday of each month from September through May (except November, which is reserved for the Energy Leadership Summit). Register for the entirety of the series and save! Our first event, on September 11, will feature Derek Ruckman, VP & Group Manager of Recology – Pacific Northwest. Derek will speak on Recology's Waste Zero Mission. Derek plans, directs, and evaluates all aspects of Recology’s collection and processing operations in Washington and Oregon. Derek’s goal is to ensure safe, efficient, innovative, high-quality, and ethical service to all customers, while remaining mindful of the environment in which they operate.

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July 24, 2019
Protium Innovations LLC winner of hydrogen-solutions competition, the H2 Refuel Accelerator
Source: Protium Innovations LLC, Elijah Shoemake, July 22, 2019 Pullman, Wash. – Protium Innovations LLC, a local hydrogen solutions for electric transportation company, has landed one of seven coveted spots in the prestigious, international launch program, The H2 Refuel Accelerator. The H2 Refuel Accelerator has the support of international corporate giants Shell and Toyota, and the […]

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July 24, 2019
Summer Schmoozefest
Join us August 1st at McKinstry's great event space with craft beer, live music, prizes and plenty to eat! This is your opportunity to schmooze with the cleantech industry and those who support it. Open to members and prospective members!

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July 23, 2019
Opinion: So You Think We’re Reducing Fossil Fuel Use? Think Again.
Source: Jim Conca, Forbes, July 20, 2019 If you think we’ve been doing a reasonable job of curbing fossil fueluse, you are sadly mistaken. Global energy demand grew yet again in 2018, by 2.3%, its fastest pace in ten years. 70% of that was provided by fossil fuel, and only 30% by renewables and nuclear. Until growth in renewables exceeds that […]

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