July 14, 2021
The Impact of Excessive Heat on the Power Grid
In June 2021, the Pacific Northwest suffered the worst heat wave in recorded history. Since record keeping began in 1894, only three days have ever recorded a temperature of over 100° F, but June 2021 had three consecutive days of temperatures over 100° F. The unprecedented heat wave devastated crops, with the U.S.  Department of […]

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March 19, 2021
Preparing Your Cleantech Business for Acquisition (Guest Member Post)
Source: Michael Frantz, CFP®, UBS Financial Services, Inc. The popularity of net-zero carbon emissions goals combined with the current low interest rate environment may provide tailwinds for merger & acquisition (M&A) activity. Given this landscape, it could be worthwhile for cleantech owners and entrepreneurs to plan for their firms to be acquisition targets. Business owners […]

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November 30, 2020
Commentary: Eight mayors – We need a Marshall Plan for Middle America
Source: Mayors William Peduto, Jamael Tito Brown, Nan Whaley, Andrew Ginther, John Cranley, Steve Williams, Ron Dulaney Jr. and Greg Fische. Washington Post, November 20, 2020 Every four years, voters in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky are told how important they are to American industry, but once the election is over, nothing happens. The United States now has a president-elect who comes […]

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August 17, 2020
Commentary: What Will A Biden-Harris Administration Do For Nuclear Energy?
Source: James Conca, Forbes, August 17, 2020 The CleanTech Alliance is a non-partisan organization. We do not endorse any candidate or party. The idea that Republican Administrations are pro-nuclear and Democratic ones are anti-nuclear is one of those enduring myths, like the idea that Republicans are better for the economy than Democrats. When either party […]

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June 11, 2020
Climate Change Driving Forests To Smaller And Younger Trees
Source: James Conca, Forbes, May 31, 2020 Our planet’s forests are adapting to global warming, as one would expect. But their trees are getting shorter and younger. And that’s going to continue for a long time. A new study published in Science by scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), led by Dr. Nate McDowell makes a compelling […]

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May 8, 2020
Commentary – A no-brainer stimulus idea: Electrify USPS mail trucks
Source: David Roberts, Vox, April 22, 2020. The boxy, whiny postal truck that is so familiar to Americans, with the driver on the right next to a loud sliding door, is called a Grumman Long Life Vehicle (LLV). As of 2018, the US Postal Service owns and operates 229,000 total vehicles, more than 141,000 of […]

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May 1, 2020
Member Profile #2- Michael Smith, Impact Bioenergy
Source: Michael Smith, May 1, 2020 CleanTech Alliance members are combating the coronavirus and adapting to its challenges every day.   In an effort to inspire and connect our members in these difficult times, the CleanTech Alliance is publishing a series of profiles to highlight how are members are adjusting to this new normal.  You can read our first profile on Eric […]

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April 22, 2020
Commentary: U.N. chief says there’s a bigger threat than coronavirus
Source: Ryan Heath, Politico, April 21, 2020 NEW YORK — United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will use a video speech marking the 50th Earth Day on Wednesday to confront President Donald Trump and directly link coronavirus with climate change. The stark language of Guterres’ prepared remarks, obtained by POLITICO, marks a new willingness by the U.N. chief […]

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April 16, 2020
The Scientists Taking Atomic-Level Pictures Of The Coronavirus
Source: James Conca, Forbes, April 14, 2020 The novel coronavirus, named SARS-CoV-2 and the disease it causes named coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is sweeping across the planet. It packs an outer armament of 27 specialized proteins, each one having a unique and incredibly complex 3-dimensional structure that helps the virus infect humans, replicate itself by the billions, and […]

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