June 5, 2019
Opinion: The Lessons of Bellingham’s Olympic Pipeline Explosion
By Derek Moscato, Seattle Times, June 4, 2019. Recent developments in Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion saga remind us yet again of the inevitability of energy infrastructure debates in the West. By ruling that British Columbia’s government does not have the authority to restrict shipments of oil sands crude from neighboring Alberta, B.C.’s top appeals court has further […]

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June 3, 2019
Opinion: Can Bonneville Power Administration be Saved?
By Tom Karier, Special to The Seattle Times, May 31, 2019. It’s not bankrupt yet, but Bonneville Power Administration has made it clear that it is facing a financial crisis and may be in trouble by 2028. What happens in 2028? In that year Bonneville’s long-term power contracts expire, allowing its customers — Northwest power utilities […]

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March 15, 2019
Asterisks Recap | CleanTech Breakfast featuring Eric Beckwitt of Freightera
“A Green Future for Freight” Speaker:  Eric Beckwitt, CEO – Freightera Recap by: Russ Weed, President – CleanTech Strategies February 13, 2019   Some noteworthy comments from Eric’s presentation: *  all about reducing friction *  not about us, it’s about climate 100 years from now *  as much about agroecology as anything else [see Eric’s […]

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January 18, 2019
Governor Inslee: The next president must make climate change the top priority
Opinion article by Governor Jay Inslee, Washington Post, January 17, 2019. We are the first generation to feel the sting of climate change, and we are the last generation that can do something about it. The Democratic Party must nominate a candidate who will put fighting climate change at the top of the agenda. And that’s why I’m […]

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October 31, 2018
Commentary: Supporting Climate Change Solutions
Source: Commentary from David Kenney, President & Executive Director, VertueLab, October 31, 2018. The just-released report from the United Nation’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says we have a mere 12 years to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40-50 percent. That’s not much time, and the task is both monumental and ominous. But it’s […]

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October 15, 2018
What’s Working and What’s Not – HR Checklist to Evaluate
Source: Resourceful HR, September 2018. As a business grows, and headcount increases, the complexity and demands of having a quality, business-focused HR function also increases. Business owners, small teams and HR departments of one are not only faced with increasing recruiting pressures, they also face increased regulatory requirements, performance management needs, compensation questions, and other […]

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October 1, 2018
Urbanization and Personalization of the Candidate Experience
Source:  Resourceful HR, September 2018. Did you know, if you order a pizza from Domino’s, you can track every single step of the process–from crafting the pizza, to the time it reaches your door. Apparently, this is with such accuracy that you can almost open the door at the exact moment the delivery person arrives. […]

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