February 26, 2020
Energy Department Announces Participants of 2021 Collegiate Wind Competition
Source: DOE, Feb 26, 2020  The U.S. Department of Energy announced the 13 collegiate teams selected to participate in the 2021 Collegiate Wind Competition. Three new schools were selected along with 10 returning teams from previous competitions. The colleges and universities selected to participate in the Collegiate Wind Competition 2021 are: Brigham Young University California Polytechnic State University […]

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February 25, 2020
E8 Announces 2019 Investments Worth $4M and 2020 Priorities
Source: Yahoo Finance, Feb 24, 2020 E8, an angel investor community committed to investing in cleantech in support of both profit and ecological sustainability, announced today that its members made investments worth $4 million across 26 companies in 2019. The strong results come as E8 makes plans for enhanced capacity in 2020 that will offer new pathways […]

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February 24, 2020
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin (2.24.20)
Source: UTC, Feb 24, 2020 Announcements Materials from the equity and utility and planning process workshop are now available The equity area, metrics, and examples handout and workshop notes are now available on Commerce’s rulemaking webpage under past workshops. The handout includes attendee feedback received at the equity and utility workshop. Comments requested on the rate impact provision in CETA […]

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February 20, 2020
Clean Energy Fund: Fueling Partnerships for Renewable Energy Innovation
The Clean Energy Fund (CEF) funds the development, demonstration and deployment of clean energy technology in Washington State. Since its launch in 2013, Governor Jay Inslee and the Washington State Legislature have championed the fund – appropriating more than $150 million to fund innovative cleantech projects across the Evergreen State. These investments have resulted in the reduction of carbon emissions, implementation of proven energy efficiencies, and the advancement of Washington State as a leader in cleantech innovation and adoption.

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February 20, 2020
Solar manufacturer expanding on Bellingham’s waterfront
Source: KGMI, Feb 20, 2020 BELLINGHAM, Wash. — North America’s leading solar panel manufacturer is expanding its current operations on Bellingham’s waterfront. Port of Bellingham Commission President Michael Shepard says a $250,000 grant from the state Department of Commerce helped kickstart the expansion by Silfab Solar. He says the Port has been moving toward using energy […]

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February 19, 2020
Feb 18, 2020 UTC Clean Energy Bulletin
Source: UTC, Feb 18, 2020 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 requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 and source 100% of their electricity from renewable or non-carbon-emitting […]

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February 19, 2020
What sustainable aviation fuel means for greener airplane travel
Source: Paul Sillers, CNN, Feb 19, 2020 The fresh air of the snow-covered Swiss mountains reverberated to the howl of private jet engines earlier this year as the planet’s movers and shakers descended on Davos for the annual World Economic Forum. But while those engines were thirstily burning up aviation fuel, the net environmental impact […]

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February 13, 2020
Scientists Learn More about the First Hours of a Lithium-ion Battery’s Life
Source: Tom Rickey, PNNL, Feb 5, 2020 he first hours of a lithium-ion battery’s life largely determine just how well it will perform. In those moments, a set of molecules self-assembles into a structure inside the battery that will affect the battery for years to come. This component, known as the solid-electrolyte interphase or SEI, […]

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