October 14, 2019
WA State Department of Commerce: CETA Webinar Recording Available
A recording of the Oct. 9 webinar conducted by Glenn Blackmon is available on the CETA web site and here: https://youtu.be/xDCvEb_8oPk. Stakeholders discussed draft rule language concerning federal incremental hydro eligibility under the Energy Independence Act and the social cost of greenhouse gas emissions. The next step for these rules is to publish a formal […]

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October 2, 2019
Commentary: Coffee, Climate, and Salmon
Source: Todd Myers, Washington Policy Center, October 1, 2019. Todd will be one of our debaters (along with Daniel Malarkey of Sightline) discussing the Snake River dam removal at our Energy Leadership Summit on November 19, 2019. A few times a week, I bump into data that undermine popular environmental narratives. It is not surprising, […]

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October 2, 2019
Save Energy, Save Money on Energy Efficiency Day
Source: Washington State Utilities & Transportation Commission, October 2, 2019. In recognition of the fourth annual Energy Efficiency Day, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission joins regional and national partners to promote lowering consumer energy bills, reducing pollution, and finding more efficient methods of meeting energy needs. Energy Efficiency Day is a national promotion of […]

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Professor Michael Wolcott, Washington State University
October 1, 2019
Meet CleanTech Alliance Board Member Michael Wolcott, Washington State University
Michael P. Wolcott is Regents Professor and Vice President for Research, as well as the Director of the Office of Clean Technology at Washington State University. Michael Wolcott, Regents Professor, has been a member of the WSU faculty since 1996 conducting research in the field of biobased materials, chemicals, and fuels. Wolcott currently serves as […]

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September 30, 2019
WA Clean Energy Transformation Act: Updated Draft Rule Language
Source: CETA rulemaking web page. The Washington State Department of Commerce has updated the draft rule language to implement two provisions of Washington’s 2019 clean electricity legislation. The revised language reflects comments received from stakeholders on Sept. 6. Here are the changes: Incremental hydro and renewable energy certificates The revised language removes the reference to […]

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September 27, 2019
CleanTech Alliance Members: Low Carbon Fuel Standard Discussion
At the last meeting of our Government Affairs Committee, we had a briefing by representatives from Climate Solutions, Tacoma Power, and Impact BioEnergy in support of proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard legislation.  (You can find the presentation made by Kelly Hall of Climate Solutions here.) This legislation was discussed in the Washington 2019 Legislative session […]

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September 27, 2019
New White Paper Draft: The Washington Clean Energy Fund
Find the new draft of our Clean Energy Fund White Paper. It is a work-in-progress and comments are always welcome. Thanks to Lindsay McCormick, our author! Why We Should Continue to Fund the Clean Energy Fund Big Bang for the Buck– The Clean Energy Fund requires awardees to secure funding for at least half of […]

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September 24, 2019
Fusion Energy Bills Introduced in New Jersey
Source: LPP Fusion, August 28, 2019 Three bills: S4073, S4074 and S4075 to promote fusion energy research were introduced on August 26, 2019 into the New Jersey State Senate by Sen. Joe Pennachio (R-26). The first bill, the Fusion Technology Industry Promotion Act, would mandate the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to invest in fusion technology development companies in New […]

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September 24, 2019
Low Carbon Fuel Standard: A Briefing
Last week, the CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committee was briefed by Kelly Hall (Climate Solutions), Marian Dacca and Cam Lehouillier (Tacoma Power), and Craig Husa (Impact BioEnergy) on proposals to implement a Low Carbon Fuel Standard in Washington. They asked that the CleanTech Alliance endorse the proposal, which is likely to be an important issue […]

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September 23, 2019
Commentary: To Help the Planet, Don’t Wait for Politicians
Source: Todd Myers, Washington Policy Center, September 20, 2019 Todd will be one of our debaters (along with Daniel Malarkey of Sightline) discussing the Snake River dam removal at our Energy Leadership Summit on November 19, 2019. “The Climate Strike should be an opportunity for students and adults to learn about ways to cut CO2 […]

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