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October 22, 2018
CleanTech Alliance Board Member Jessica Matlock, Snohomish County PUD
Jessica Matlock joined Snohomish County PUD in August 2006 and is the Director of Government & External Affairs, Strategic Accounts and New Energy Initiatives. Jessica also co-leads the PUDs efforts to develop and operate solar energy, electrification of transportation, and demand response programs.  She previously worked as an energy and natural resources fellow for U.S. Senator […]

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October 19, 2018
CleanTech Alliance Board Member Leif Elgethun, Retrolux
I envision a carbon-neutral society that is as clean as it is free. A serial entrepreneur, I build and scale clean energy companies in order to accelerate leading-edge sustainable technologies for the benefit of our environment, communities, and economy. My latest company, Retrolux, is transforming the commercial and industrial lighting and smart building industries by […]

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October 19, 2018
Cleantech Startups Win Awards, Prize Money from Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator
Winners include a plant-based detergent, a process that utilizes excess whey from artisan cheese producers to make vodka, a micro-hydro energy system, and a technology that enables lower cost hydrogen for fuel cells MEDIA CONTACT: Gregg Kleiner, 541.740.9654, kleinerg@comcast.net SOURCES: David Kenney, VertueLab, 503.780.8736, david.kenney@vertuelab.org; Tom Ranken, CleanTech Alliance, 206.389.8655, tom@cleantechalliance.org SEATTLE and PORTLAND, Ore. […]

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October 10, 2018
CleanTech Alliance Board Member Will Einstein, Puget Sound Energy
Will Einstein is Puget Sound Energy Director of Product Development and Growth.  In this role, he leads PSE’s: Development and marketing of new products and services for PSE customers including new renewable energy offerings, carbon reduction programs, and electric vehicle charging services. Street lighting and pole attachments business, and Leasing services program. Previously, Einstein served […]

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Member News

November 1, 2018
Tri-City Herald: BPA to talk in Tri-Cities on why your electric bill keeps rising and what it plans to do about it
Source:  Tri-City Herald Staff, Tri-City Herald, October 31, 2018. (Pasco, WA) Top leadership of the Bonneville Power Administration will be in Pasco on Nov. 5 to talk about the agency’s plans for the next five years, which include strengthening the agency’s finances. The push to remove the lower Snake River dams also will be discussed. See the entire […]

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October 29, 2018
Avista: CEO Scott Morris Discusses the Utility’s Proposed Sale
Source:  Rob Curley, Spokesman Review, October 28, 2018. Leading a company through something as transitionally massive as a new ownership structure is never a cakewalk. But leading one of your hometown’s most iconic companies – which also happens to be one of the only places you’ve ever worked – through something like that makes everything incrementally […]

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October 26, 2018
An Innovative Human Resource Approach to Staged RIFs
Source:  Resourceful HR Newsletter, October 25, 2018. Innovative HR involves the implementation of new ideas and methods to better meet the ever-evolving requirements of an organization and its workforce. Bringing an innovative approach to HR requires anticipating future needs and adapting to those needs, rather than responding to an immediate crisis or situation. One area of […]

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October 4, 2018
Seattle City Light Pay for Performance Launch
Seattle City Light is happy to announce the launch of our Pay for Performance program. The Deep Retrofit Pay for Performance (P4P) program has been designed to enable customers to achieve energy efficiency through incentive payments, which are made over time and based on energy savings measured at the electric meter. This differs from the […]

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September 28, 2018
Beta Hatch: How Bug Ranching Can Fix the Food System
Source:  Sarah Hoffman, Crosscut, September 27, 2018. Every year millions of tons of fish are scooped out of the ocean, ground up and fed to the fish that we eat. It’s a massive waste of dwindling natural resources. But a nonprofit focused on protecting salmon and a Washington bug farm are trying something new. Through […]

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Public Policy

November 9, 2018
Energy Department Launches Manufacturing Prize to Recognize Leaders on the Plant Floor Driving Energy Savings
Source:  Energy.gov, November 9, 2018 Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Individuals Taking Energy Action in Manufacturing (ITEAM) prize, a competition designed to identify and attract attention to a wide range of ideas and practices that are driving measurable energy savings at U.S. manufacturing plants to stimulate innovation at other facilities. To […]

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October 29, 2018
New York Times Endorses Washington I-1631
Source:  New York Times Editorial Board, October 29, 2018. Best Way to Fight Climate Change? Put an Honest Price on Carbon Washington State voters will decide next week whether to impose a fee on carbon emissions. We hope they do. By The New York Times Editorial Board.  The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its […]

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Opportunities

November 6, 2018
Renewable Energy Scholarship Foundation Scholarships Available
The Renewable Energy Scholarship Foundation is now soliciting applications for the scholarships to be given in 2019.  They are actively solicited throughout the fall and winter with a deadline of Feb 15.  We will be giving at least two scholarships this year. One will be designated for an undergraduate.  If you know any top students […]

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October 31, 2018
Idaho Commerce Launches Gem State Prospector with Improved Design and Features
Source:  Idaho Commerce Press Release, October 30, 2018. BOISE, Idaho (October 30, 2018) — Updates to the Idaho Commerce economic discovery website, Gem State Prospector, launched October 30 with powerful new online resources to aid businesses, site selectors, investors and communities in the expansion and relocation of businesses. The revamped Gem State Prospector provides a simplified layout that […]

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October 22, 2018
West Coast Energy Management Congress Call for Papers
Call for Papers: The West Coast Energy Management Congress (EMC) is the largest energy conference and technology expo held on the U.S. West Coast specifically for business, industrial and institutional energy users. We invite you to submit an abstract for consideration to speak at the 2019 West Coast Energy Management Congress, being held June 5-6, […]

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October 19, 2018
Electric League of the Pacfic Northwest 2019 Call for Speakers
The Electric League of the Pacific Northwest invites you to submit a proposal for consideration to speak at the Powerful Business Energy Conference, Keeping Current in a Transforming World, being held April 4, 2019 at the Lynnwood Convention Center in Lynnwood, WA.  Deadline for receipt of proposals is Friday, November 9, 2018 Hosted by Puget Sound Energy, Seattle City […]

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September 17, 2018
Clean Energy Fund Grid Modernization Program Accepting Applications
Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, Sept. 17, 2018. The Department of Commerce is accepting Phase 1 (concept) applications for the Clean Energy Fund 3 (CEF3) Grid Modernization Program beginning Sept. 17. The Notice of Funding Opportunity, application and additional information are available on our website. The Grid Modernization program was allocated money, through the […]

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