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September 24, 2018
CleanTech Alliance Board Member Callie Bendickson, Itron
Callie Bendickson has more than 20 years of experience leading corporate and community initiatives related to health care, education and industry. She is currently the director of corporate social responsibility at Itron where she is responsible for facilitating Itron’s ongoing commitment to creating resourceful communities through corporate philanthropy, employee engagement, community partnerships and educational outreach. […]

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September 24, 2018
CleanTech Alliance Supports Yes on Initiative 1631, Business Engagement
(Seattle, WA–Sept 24, 2018)  The Executive Committee of the CleanTech Alliance has endorsed I-1631, the Clean Air, Clean Energy initiative on Washington voters’ November ballots. In addition to supporting its passage, the CleanTech Alliance urges robust business engagement in implementing the policy. The CleanTech Alliance represents 300 member organizations spanning six U.S. states and two […]

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September 20, 2018
CleanTech Alliance Urges More Funding for Clean Energy Fund
The CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committee, chaired by Russ Weed, recommended to our Executive Committee that we urge the State of Washington to significantly increase the Washington Clean Energy Fund in the 2019-2021 capital budget.  The capital budget will be a priority in the 2019 Legislative Session.  The Executive Committee agreed and authorized the following letter […]

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August 20, 2018
Another great Summer Schmoozefest!
Thank you to everyone that came out for our networking event on August 16! We had our largest Schmoozefest crowd, heated ping pong matches and some great prizes from our Health Trust carriers. Special thanks to our sponsors, and McKinstry for hosting!

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August 1, 2018
August 16: Summer Schmoozefest Register Now!
Outstanding people…fantastic conversation…live music…craft beer… Grab your sunglasses and a stack of business cards. It’s time for the CleanTech Alliance Summer Schmoozefest! Join us August 16 as we enjoy McKinstry’s wine bar and rooftop driving range with live music, craft beer, wine and plenty to eat!  This is your opportunity to schmooze with the cleantech industry […]

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Member News

September 19, 2018
SnoPUD: CleanTech Alliance Board Member John Haarlow Named General Manager
Source: Janice Podsada, Herald Net, September 19, 2018. The Snohomish County Public Utility District has chosen a finalist from within to run the utility.  Until Tuesday, (CleanTech Alliance Board Member) John Haarlow was merely known as Candidate D, one of four unnamed finalists. The three-member PUD commission offered him a contract Tuesday that pays a base salary […]

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September 19, 2018
Boeing: Funding for Stormwater Education and Steps Up for Healthy Salmon Habitat
Better STEM education and healthier water quality are the goals of a Boeing-sponsored stormwater curriculum designed to reach fourth-graders in Seattle Public Schools. Boeing is partnering with IslandWood to help teachers nurture a new generation of clean-water enthusiasts with engineering lessons that examine the causes of, and remedies to, the region’s stormwater issue, which in […]

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September 19, 2018
Boeing: First 777X Test Airplane Makes Its Debut
The first 777X off the production line has rolled out of the Boeing Everett factory. Referred to as the static airplane, the first 777X airplane is destined for a nearby building where it will be prepared for nearly year-long testing that begins in late 2018. Read more here.

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September 12, 2018
Idaho National Laboratory: WindSim Opens New Office in Idaho Falls
Source:  Marine Log, September 11, 2018. WindSim AS, the leading provider and pioneer of CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) based Wind Farm Design Tools (WFDT) utilized for the design of wind farms both onshore and offshore is opening a new office in Idaho Falls, ID, continuing the path to commercialization of the WindSim Power Line-Optimization Solution, […]

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Public Policy

September 24, 2018
Over 100 Flagship Washington Companies Announce Support for Initiative 1631
Source:  Yes on 1631, Sept. 20th, 2018.  Note:  The CleanTech Alliance statement on I-1631 can be found here. Today, Expedia Group, REI, Virginia Mason, and Vigor joined a growing list of over 100 businesses to announce their support for I-1631, Washington’s Clean Air and Clean Energy initiative. Businesses include Washington state leaders in technology, outdoor […]

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September 24, 2018
CleanTech Alliance Supports Yes on Initiative 1631, Business Engagement
(Seattle, WA–Sept 24, 2018)  The Executive Committee of the CleanTech Alliance has endorsed I-1631, the Clean Air, Clean Energy initiative on Washington voters’ November ballots. In addition to supporting its passage, the CleanTech Alliance urges robust business engagement in implementing the policy. The CleanTech Alliance represents 300 member organizations spanning six U.S. states and two […]

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September 24, 2018
Commentary: The Carbon Fee Initiative I-1631
Commentary by Russ Weed, CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Chair, September 24, 2018. Initiative I-1631, the Protect Washington Act, states it is “intended to protect Washington for our children, our grandchildren, and future generations by quickly and effectively reducing pollution and addressing its negative impacts.” The mechanism for that protection of Washingtonians is three-fold: (1) a […]

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September 4, 2018
Trump Administration Releases Clean Power Plan Replacement Proposal
Source:  K&L Gates, U.S. Environment, Land and Natural Resources and Renewable Energy Alert, August 31, 1018. Advancing President Trump’s campaign promise to end the “war on coal,” on August 21, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) proposed a new rule to replace the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (“CPP”). Unlike the CPP, the proposed Affordable Clean […]

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Opportunities

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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September 13, 2018
Apply Now for Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants for Public Agencies
The Washington State Department of Commerce is now accepting applications for the Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants program. This grant supports projects that result in energy and operational cost savings or solar installations for local agencies, public higher education institutions, public school districts and state agencies. Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) applications will need to […]

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September 12, 2018
Washington State Department of Commerce Grants $3 Million From Clean Energy Fund to Nonprofit Lenders
Source:  Washington State Department of Commerce, September 12, 2018. Craft3, Puget Sound Cooperative Credit Union and Washington State Housing Finance Commission revolving loan funds encourage home renewable energy and heating projects; commercial and industrial energy efficiency retrofits, clean tech manufacturing, electric vehicles The Washington State Department of Commerce (a member of the CleanTech Alliance) today announced $3.1 million […]

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September 5, 2018
DOE Funding Available: Innovative Design Concepts for Standard Modular Hydropower and Pumped Storage Hydropower
Source:  U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, August 8, 2018. Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) announced up to $9 million for innovations that reduce cost and maximize the value of new stream-reach hydropower development and pumped storage hydropower (PSH). WPTO will fund research to develop […]

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August 29, 2018
Clean Energy Fund Grid Modernization Request for Comments
The Washington State Department of Commerce’s State Energy Office held a stakeholder engagement meeting for the Clean Energy Fund (CEF) 3 Grid Modernization Program on Aug. 27 at our offices. The original meeting announcement indicated that a Skype option was available, which was in error. The State Energy Office apologized for any confusion this might […]

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