July 23, 2019
Cleantech Venture Capital Is Back? Early Numbers Say Yes.
By Rob Day, Forbes, July 22, 2019. While all venture capital sectors suffered during the Great Recession, one notable sector was almost completely left out of the corresponding recovery: Cleantech. It certainly didn’t help the sector that many of the major institutional investors who had very publicly backed the Green Wave of allocations to venture firms (circa […]

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July 3, 2019
Completion of the British Columbia Renewable Hydrogen Feasibility Study: ITM Power, Mitsui, Chiyoda and BC Hydro in 300MW Power-to-Gas study
Source: ITM Power, July 2 ITM Power (AIM: ITM), the energy storage and clean fuel company, is pleased to announce the completion of a techno-economic feasibility study for the large-scale centralised production of renewable hydrogen in the Province of British Columbia (“BC”). The project, “Feasibility Study and Assessment of Centralized Renewable Hydrogen Production in BC […]

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July 2, 2019
Puget Sound Energy steps closer to constructing 16-mile power line. But opponents are not backing down.
Source: Paige Cornwell, Seattle Times, July 1, 2019 The Bellevue hearing examiner has ruled in favor of Puget Sound Energy’s “Energize Eastside” project, bringing the utility one step closer to construction on a portion of the 16-mile power line project that’s been at the center of a nearly six-year debate.  The ruling approved PSE’s conditional-use permit for […]

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July 1, 2019
Puget Sound Energy names Mary E. Kipp as president
Source: Puget Sound Energy, July 1, 2019. As part of its ongoing succession planning efforts, the board of directors of Puget Sound Energy has named Mary E. Kipp, currently president & CEO of El Paso Electric, as president of the state’s largest utility company, reporting to CEO Kimberly Harris. It is anticipated that Kipp will […]

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June 18, 2019
Volkswagen to Pay for WA’s New Fleet of Electric Buses
State officials see the money from VW as offering “a critical opportunity” to put more zero-emission vehicles, including school buses, on the streets. Source: Hannah Weinberger, Crosscut, June 18, 2019. In July 2018, the U.S. government forced Volkswagen to pay $30.4 billion to settle claims that the auto maker had intentionally deceived regulators gauging emissions in its diesel […]

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June 14, 2019
IRENA: Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2019
Source: International Renewable Energy Agency, June 2019. The widespread adoption of renewable energy technologies creates employment opportunities up and down the supply chain. Worldwide, the sector employed 11 million people at the end of 2018, according to this sixth edition of the Renewable Energy and Jobs series. More countries were manufacturing, trading and installing renewable […]

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