September 11, 2020
COVID-19’s Impact on CleanTech Employment
COVID-19 has negatively impacted employment in every sector, but the clean energy sector has been hit particularly hard, losing over 620,000 jobs in the US, according to a recent E2 study. The analysis of Department of Labor data found that 620,590 workers in clean energy occupations, representing 18.5% of the industry’s workforce, filed for unemployment […]

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September 8, 2020
Weekly Clean Energy Tranformation Act (CETA) Bulletin
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, September 8, 2020 Announcements Deadline extended for information cost impacts of the draft rules At Commerce’s Sept. 2 workshop, stakeholders requested more time to submit information on cost impacts of the draft rules. Commerce has extended the submission deadline to Sept. 25. Responses to Commerce’s request are voluntary. If you have any […]

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August 31, 2020
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, August 31, 2020 Announcements Streamlining CETA and Energy Independence Act (EIA) requirements At its Sept. 2 workshop, Commerce hopes to identify opportunities to streamline the requirements of Washington’s two clean electricity laws, CETA and EIA, to simplify compliance and avoid duplicative processes. Commerce will also be taking questions about its cost […]

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August 25, 2020
Weekly UTC Bulletin- August 25
Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, August 25, 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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August 11, 2020
Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin
Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, August 11, 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 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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