April 16, 2019
K&L Gates’ Energy Storage Handbook 4.0
As a courtesy to clients and friends, the K&L Gates Power practice has updated the Energy Storage Handbook. This Energy Storage Handbook is designed to be a basic primer on what energy storage is, how it is regulated by federal and state governments, and what sorts of issues are encountered when such projects are financed […]

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April 15, 2019
Week 13: 2019 WA Legislative Session Report
April 14, 2019: Week Thirteen. Week 13 here in Olympia has come and gone and with it the last of committee action on bills that are still making their way through the legislature. Following Tuesday’s deadline for bills with a budget impact to be voted out of their opposite-house fiscal committee, legislators turned back to […]

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April 15, 2019
Vashon Bioenergy Farm Ribbon Cutting and Tour
Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, April 8, 2019. The Farm’s Ribbon Cutting and Tour is scheduled to be held on April 16. Vashon Bioenergy Farm is a community-scale bioenergy system on Vashon Island. The project, through Impact Bioenergy, was funded under the Clean Energy Fund II for RD&D, Sustainable Energy Trust, King County Department […]

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April 7, 2019
Week 12: 2019 WA Legislative Session Report
April 6, 2019:  Week Twelve Week 12 in Olympia is now behind us and with it the first of the opposite-house cutoffs: Wednesday deadline for bills to be passed out of their non-origin house policy committee. Bills with a fiscal impact now have until next Tuesday to be passed out of their opposite-house fiscal committee, following […]

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April 1, 2019
US Department of Energy Funding Opportunities
Source:  Christine D. Harbin, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy, April 1, 2019. NEARLY $170M FOR EARLY STAGE SOLAR RESEARCH PROJECTS The Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) in DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) recently made three announcements that amount to nearly a $170 million investment in advancing early-stage solar […]

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April 1, 2019
Update on US Department of Energy FY 2020 Budget Request
Source:  Christine D. Harbin, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy, April 1, 2019. Secretary Perry visited Capitol Hill three times this week to testify on DOE’s FY2020 budget request. First, before the House Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee (video; testimony); next, before the Senate Energy and Water Development Appropriations Subcommittee (video; […]

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April 1, 2019
Entrepreneurs Showcase Innovative Technologies Supported by US Department of Energy
Source:  Lynn Abramson, President, Clean Energy Business Network, March 13, 2019. CEBN members discuss their work and the importance of federal investment in energy innovation Fourteen energy innovators from the Clean Energy Business Network came to Washington DC March 12-13, 2019 to showcase their innovative energy technologies to federal and state lawmakers. All of these businesses have […]

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March 27, 2019
WA Senate Capital Budget: Clean Energy Fund $17M Less than House
The Senate Capital Budget was released on Wednesday, March 26.  The Clean Energy Transition Fund (renamed from the Clean Energy Fund) is $17 million less than that proposed by the House Capital Budget Committee. Compared to the House proposal, the Senate proposal is less by: Grid Modernization funding is reduced $2,600,000; Research, Development & Demonstration […]

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