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November 29, 2018
Post I-1631 Conference Draws Large Audience
In cooperation with co-hosts, Audubon Washington and the Low Carbon Prosperity Institute, the CleanTech Alliance hosted a packed house discussion of carbon policy options in the wake of the defeat of I-1631 on November 28, 2018.                                       […]

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November 20, 2018
CleanTech Alliance Board of Directors Nominations
The CleanTech Alliance’s Governance Committee is soliciting great candidates to consider for our Board of Directors.  If you have suggestions please send them to tom@cleantechalliance.org and they will be forwarded to the Committee.  Please include information about your nominee (Name, member organization, contact information)  and include a short statement of the reasoning for your nomination. Extra […]

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November 14, 2018
Energy Leadership Summit 2018 Recap
The Energy Leadership Summit 2018 was a huge a success.  We'd like to thank our co-hosts at NEBC, and all of our partners and sponsors.  In case you couldn't make it down to Seattle, here's what you missed.

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Member News

January 17, 2019
TriboTEX Awarded AFWERX SBIR Innovation Grant to Explore Nanomaterial Coating Platforms to Extend Operational Lifetimes of Helicopter Gearboxes
Source: PRUnderground.com, January 8th, 2019 Washington-based TriboTEX has been awarded one of the U.S. Air Force’s Small Business Innovation Research grants of $50,000. Under the special topic, awardees were challenged to provide innovative, defense-related, dual-purpose technologies or solutions to meet a clear Air Force need. he new award allows TriboTEX to expand solutions the company […]

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January 16, 2019
Steven Ghan Selected as Fellow of the American Geophysical Union
Source: PNNL December 2018 Steven Ghan, a climate researcher at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for more than 25 years, has been elected to the newest class of Fellows of the American Geophysical Union. The honor of Fellow is given to AGU members who have made exceptional scientific contributions and gained prominence in their respective fields […]

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January 16, 2019
Radiological Microscopy Suite Enables Innovative Nuclear Science
Source: PNNL, December 2018 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has recently completed a multi-year, multi-million-dollar investment to establish a microscopy facility in the Radiochemical Processing Laboratory(RPL) that provides unprecedented new nuclear science research capabilities to analyze and characterize radiological materials. “This investment will both advance nuclear science research and supporting programs, as well as strengthen the […]

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January 16, 2019
Scientists Achieve Difficult Chemical Step with Lower Energy Input
Source: PNNL December 2018 Ba Tran, a PNNL postdoctoral scientist, made the crucial discovery that the molecular rhodium starting complex is not the actual catalyst. Under reaction conditions, the soluble rhodium complex is transformed into rhodium nanoparticles that carry out the catalysis. Knowing this key information will allow scientists to further hone the process and […]

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Public Policy

January 16, 2019
In Inslee’s State of the State, climate dominates
By John Stang, Crosscut, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Gov. Jay Inslee has carved himself a niche as “the climate guy.” And that persona dominated the governor’s State of the State speech to the Legislature on Tuesday. He told legislators that climate change is the biggest and most immediate threat to Washington. “In just the past […]

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January 16, 2019
Poll: After 2018’s smoke and dead orcas, voters want environmental action
By Manola Secaira, Crosscut, January 16, 2019 While Washington has a reputation as a greener-than-average state, voters have a history of giving less priority to the environment when it’s pitted against other issues like education and homelessness. From 2009 to 2018, no more than 7 percent of respondents in Elway polls chose “the environment” as a top priority […]

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January 9, 2019
Washington Maritime Blue launches ambitious plan for economic growth, jobs, ocean health
Tuesday, January 8 Washington state’s diverse maritime sector establishes cluster organization, rallies around collaborative strategy to achieve decarbonization, global innovation hub, 21st Century workforce, growing working waterfronts. SEATTLE, Wash. – Gov. Jay Inslee today joined his Maritime Innovation Advisory Council and a host of leading voices for the roll out of Washington Maritime Blue, a […]

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January 9, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy Awards $25 Million for Next-Generation Marine Energy Research Projects
Tuesday, January 8 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected $25 million in research projects for next-generation marine energy devices. Funded by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Water Power Technologies Office, these 12 innovative projects will reduce capital costs and accelerate the innovation cycle by testing new concepts. Marine energy […]

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December 19, 2018
Energy Efficiency and Solar Grant Applications Due Dec. 31
Tuesday, December 18 State public higher education institutions, local government facilities, state agencies and kindergarten through 12th grade (K-12) public school districts planning to apply for the Energy Efficiency and Solar Grant program must apply by 5 p.m. PST on Dec. 31. Applications received by Commerce after this time will not be considered. Applications must […]

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Opportunities

January 17, 2019
Opportunity: Sourcing Taiwan-Intelligent Connectivity x Green x Smart City 2019
The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), will organize an event called Sourcing Taiwan -Intelligent Connectivity x Green x Smart City 2019 on April 24, Wednesday. The event is focused on the following industries. Green Industries:  Renewable energy, energy storage, energy saving solution, environmental equipment, green materials, low carbon transportation Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Industries:  Electronic […]

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January 9, 2019
76West Clean Energy Competition
Tuesday, January 8 Now in its fourth year, the  76West Clean Energy Competition offers early-stage clean energy startups support, mentorship, and funding to grow their companies. Six finalists will be awarded $2.5 million in prize money: one grand prize of $1 million, one $500,000 prize, and four $250,000 awards. What would you do with the award? You could perfect your prototype […]

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January 9, 2019
Apply now for PitchfestNW 2019!
PitchfestNW, the startup competition and conference within TechfestNW, brings together a diverse group of companies from around the globe and across industries to pitch to a panel of VCs. Participating startups are chosen by a selection committee, and all TechfestNW attendees are invited to stop by, hear some pitches, and learn about the amazing work […]

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January 9, 2019
Waste-Free Communities Matching Grant
Seattle Public Utilities is now accepting applications for matching grants for community projects focused on waste prevention. Waste prevention means creating less waste by buying and using less, using reusable items, and sharing or donating items so others can use them. When we prevent waste, we help the environment, protect public health, build community, and […]

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January 9, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy Awards $25 Million for Next-Generation Marine Energy Research Projects
Tuesday, January 8 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) selected $25 million in research projects for next-generation marine energy devices. Funded by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Water Power Technologies Office, these 12 innovative projects will reduce capital costs and accelerate the innovation cycle by testing new concepts. Marine energy […]

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