April 2, 2020
Commentary: We Are All Americans
By Leif Elgethun, RetroLux, Boise, ID, and CleanTech Alliance Board member, April 2, 2020. I would like to take a moment to thank all the contractors, electricians and installers who are keeping the lights on at the hospitals, grocery stores, warehouse and other essential businesses throughout this country. You are a vital part of the […]

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March 27, 2020
E8 Panel: Cleantech and Investing in a Time of COVID-19
Below you will find some very interesting and insightful commentary from E8‘s March 26, 2020 panel on the investment outlook in an uncertain time. E8 is a partner of the CleanTech Alliance. Members of E8 are committed to advancing clean technologies by investing in highly promising, early-stage companies all across North America. The innovations we support […]

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March 26, 2020
CleanTech Health Trust Benefits Relevant to COVID-19: Leave of Absence
During these uncertain times, it may be difficult to know how to manage your professional and personal needs.  Accessing quality information about COVID 19, the resources available to you as a Washington employer, and how to successfully navigate through all of this change can be a challenge.  Our Health Trust expert is Nathan Edmondson. He […]

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March 26, 2020
Defining Essential Businesses in WA
The Washnigton state response continues to evolve, and the essential business question is front and center right now: What is an essential business? There is a new portal that all businesses should reference. Previous email addresses used for essential business inquiries are now closed. All inquiries should go through the link below: Thank you and […]

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March 24, 2020
Help From Manufacturers: Can You Provide Needed Products?
Manufacturers are directed to one of three places on DES’ website: To arrange bulk donations of specified items please fill out this form and send it to PPEDonation@des.wa.gov. If you have Personal Protective Equipment that can be made available, here is the Purchasing/procurement link. Definitions of what is included can be found here. If you […]

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March 13, 2020
Commentary: Opportunity Knocks: An Alignment of Finance and Climate Concerns
By Jimmy Jia, Managing Partner, The Jia Group and CleanTech Alliance Board Member, LinkedIn, March 5, 2020. A major opportunity has appeared to capitalize on a seemingly contradictory, but fantastic convergence – the need to invest in climate actions and a general underfunding of energy efficiency measures in companies. Why fantastic? Let me explain. For […]

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February 24, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Loan Programs Update
Source: U.S. Department of Energy Loan Program Update, February 2020. Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) U.S. Department of Energy Loan Programs Office (LPO) Senior Investment Officer Khalid Abedin spoke at the opening event for the U.S. Energy Association’s CCUS Road Show on January 28, 2020, in Washington, DC.  LPO staff will be participating at […]

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February 10, 2020
2020 WA Legislative Session Weekly Report 4
February 8, 2020: Week 4 Analysis by CleanTech Alliance lobbyist Brad Boswell The end of week four marked the 27th day out of the sixty for which this short session is scheduled, as well as the first deadline for bills moving through the legislative process. Bills that do not have a fiscal impact and did […]

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