July 29, 2020
UTC Weekly Bulletin- July 28
Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, July 28, 2020 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 […]

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July 22, 2020
Pioneering Materials Scientist James De Yoreo Receives Distinguished Scientist Fellow Award
Source: Karyn Hede, PNNL, July 22, 2020 Materials science pioneer James (Jim) De Yoreo has been named a 2020 “Distinguished Scientist Fellow” by the U.S. Department of Energy’s  Office of Science. De Yoreo is a Laboratory Fellow at DOE’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. He co-directs the Northwest Institute for Materials Physics, Chemistry, and Technology, which […]

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July 22, 2020
Island-based Impact Bioenergy fuels up car with food waste
Source: Paul Rowley, Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber, July 18 In the film series “Back to the Future,” the character Doc Brown predicted a different way of life — unconventional by the standards of 1980s America — when he powered up his trusty DeLorean time machine with garbage. That idea stuck with the team behind Vashon-based Impact […]

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July 22, 2020
Evaluating Infrastructure To Meet Food Waste Reduction Goal
Source: Nora Goldstein, Biocycle, July 14, 2020 A 2019 law in Washington state established a goal to reduce food waste by 50% by 2030. New report assesses existing capacity for food recovery, animal feed, composting and AD. The report categorizes anaerobic digestion as an industrial use (per the U.S. EPA food recovery hierarchy). The three main […]

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July 20, 2020
CleanDesign Selects LAVLE Proteus Energy Storage System for Oil and Gas Hybrid Power Application
Source: Lavle, July 18, 2020 LAVLE announced that CleanDesign Power Systems Inc. (CleanDesign), has selected the LAVLE Proteus Lithium-Ion Battery Energy Storage System (Proteus ESS) for inclusion in its hybrid power management system for drilling rigs in the oil and gas industry. CleanDesign’s hybrid energy management and battery power system optimizes power generation on drilling rigs. […]

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July 16, 2020
PNNL Scientists Apply Expertise to Issues Affecting Washington State
Source: Susan Baurer, PNNL, July 15, 2020 RICHLAND, Wash.—Nathan Baker and Phil Rasch, data and climate scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will join other top scientists and engineers as new members of the Washington State Academy of Sciences. Membership is an honor but also a commitment, as WSAS directs its members […]

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July 16, 2020
Clean Energy Business Network Weekly Bulletin- July 16
Source: Clean Energy Business Network, July 16, 2020 Don’t miss the third episode of our Powering Forward webinar series July 29th! Register here. This week, the Biden campaign released a $2 trillion clean energy and infrastructure plan, Virginia became the first southern state to join RGGI, and the US clean energy sector reported an additional 212,800 jobs in the month of June.  Entrepreneurs for Impact […]

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July 9, 2020
CEBN Weekly Bulletin- July 9
Source: Clean Energy Business Network, July 9, 2020 The CEBN is pleased to announce the third episode of Powering Forward, State of play: A clean energy powered recovery. We are also hiring a new Program Associate! Apply here.  This week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development releases its FY2021 funding bill, Biden-Sanders task force recommends steps to […]

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June 30, 2020
Stay-at-home orders led to less commercial and industrial electricity use in April
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration, June 30, 2020 According to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest Electric Power Monthly, April residential electricity sales in the United States have increased 8% compared with April 2019. At the same time, the commercial and industrial sectors saw decreases of 11% and 9%, respectively. U.S. residential electricity […]

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June 11, 2020
MagniX and AeroTEC put all-electric Cessna airplane into the air for first time
Source: Alan Boyle, Geerkwire, May 28, 2020 An all-electric version of one of the world’s best-known small utility airplanes hummed through its first flight today at Moses Lake in central Washington state. Redmond, Wash.-based MagniX and Seattle-based AeroTEC were in charge of the test, which focused on the performance of a Cessna 208B Grand Caravan powered by MagniX’s 750-horsepower […]

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