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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July 11, 2014
State Grants of $14.3 Million Position Washington as Energy Storage Leader
                      Avista Utilities, Snohomish PUD and Puget Sound Energy have been awarded $14.3 million in matching grants from the state’s new Clean Energy Fund to lead energy storage projects with ties to federally funded research at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Gov. Jay Inslee […]

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July 10, 2014
Should We Build New Nuclear Reactors in Washington?
Governor Christine Todd Whitman spoke to WCTA members and others at an event co-sponsored by the Washington Clean Technology Alliance and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce. Photos below are from that event. By John Stang, Crosscut Could our state build reactors again more than 30 years after it suffered through the plagued construction of Washington […]

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September 16, 2013
Welcome Helion Energy, 2013 Clean Tech Open Semifinalist!
We would like to welcome Clean Tech Open semifinalist, Helion Energy to the Washington Clean Technology Alliance. Helion Energy, based out of Redmond, WA, is a startup company seeking to build a practical nuclear fusion system for commercial utility. For some time now, an ideal future fueled by unlimited, affordable energy has been just a few […]

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September 11, 2013
Renewable energy generation is cost-competitive with fossil fuel generation sources
Renewable energy becoming more cost-competitive with fossil fuels is not news – as technology improves and more clean power generation comes online, electricity without emissions gets cheaper.  One study shows just how much cheaper it’s become. According to Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis, released by global financial advisor and asset manager firm Lazard Freres […]

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September 10, 2013
Welcome Biomethane, 2013 Clean Tech Open Semi-finalist!
Biomethane, a startup founded by Western Washington University graduate Kathlyn Kinney and Vehicle Research Institute director Eric Leonhardt, works with farmers to create carbon-negative fuel from dairy waste in Lynden, WA. Biodigesters have experienced limited payback thus far by selling electricity to the grid. Depending on local utility rates, biomethane sold at $3/gallon equivalent has […]

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September 5, 2013
Discount for WCTA Members to Washington’s Leading Clean Energy Conference
Returning for its fourth year, the Washington Future Energy Conference has become the state’s “must-attend” clean energy event. Presented by Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC) and the Washington State Department of Commerce, this unique conference provides an unmatched forum for learning, networking, and business development – bringing together those engaged or interested in the new […]

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December 6, 2012
WCTA Breakfast Panel: Leadership and Sustainability
Is there a difference between good business management and sustainability? Not according to the WCTA panel on December 6, 2012, which was moderated by WCTA Board Member John Gardner, Vice President and Dean of the Bainbridge Graduate Institute. Kevin Wilhelm of Sustainable Business Consulting said sustainability is almost completely consistent with hard-nosed business thinking.  It […]

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December 4, 2012
Craft3: Get the Financing You Need
The Seattle Chamber is pleased to announce the second in their “How to do Business With...” series designed to help small businesses connect and do business with large corporations.

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