May 11, 2020
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- May 11
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 11, 2020 Announcements Compliance draft rule language virtual-only workshop The agenda for the May 21 workshop is to discuss three compliance rules in the first discussion draft: Sections 300, 310, and 320. The draft rule language is available on the CETA rulemaking webpage. Meeting materials will be posted prior to the […]

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May 7, 2020
Clean Energy Business Network Newsletter- May 7
Don’t forget to register for Episode 2 of our webinar series with BCSE, Powering Forward, on May 20th. We also continue to update our COVID-19 Small Business Resource Center. This week, Democrats plan to unveil their next COVID relief bill, Trump issues an executive order on the electricity supply chain, and CEBN reflects on the past three […]

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May 6, 2020
Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- May 6
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 6, 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 requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 and […]

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May 4, 2020
City leaders aim to shape green recovery from coronavirus crisis
Source: Matthew Taylor & Sandra Laville, The Guardian, May 1, 2020 Cities around the world are already planning for life after Covid-19, with a series of environmental initiatives being rolled out from Bogotá to Barcelona to ensure public safety and bolster the fight against climate breakdown. Mayors from cities in Europe, the US and Africa […]

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May 4, 2020
Clean Energy Could Get Americans Back To Work Post-Pandemic
Source: Justine Calma, The Verge, April 30, 2020 Transforming America into a country that runs on clean energy is one way experts hope to alleviate the devastating economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With unemployment soaring and oil prices in a free fall, it’s looking highly unlikely that the US will simply step back into […]

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May 4, 2020
Cheap oil? A pandemic? No big deal for renewable energy, experts say
Source: Linda Givetesh, NBC, May 2, 2020 When the coronavirus pandemic began to sweep through Spain, workers on the 500-megawatt Núñez de Balboa solar park didn’t stay at home while the country went into lockdown. Instead, they donned protective gear and made other safety adjustments to bring the almost 4 square miles of panels online. On April 6, […]

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May 1, 2020
UTC Markets Stakeholder Work Group Recap
On April 30, 2020, the UTC hosted a Market Stakeholder Work Group virtual webinar to talk about the basics of energy markets and transmission. First, Rick Link from PacifiCorp talked about Integrated Resource Planning and how utilities need to look ahead at what resources will be available in the coming years. Then, Ravi Aggarwal from […]

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May 1, 2020
Are Energy Jobs the Key to Rebuilding the Economy?
Source: Aspen Institute, April 30, 2020 Former US Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz sits down with Axios reporter Amy Harder on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day to discuss our climate and energy agenda in a post-COVID world. Will oil make a comeback? What are the implications of public debt on budget-intensive clean energy initiatives? Will […]

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May 1, 2020
Idaho Rebound Cash Grants for Small Businesses
Source: Idaho Rebounds, May 1, 2020 Idaho small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities and the backbone of our state’s economy. However, the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak has forced widespread closures of small businesses across the Gem State, threatening livelihoods, acute job losses, and imperiling the future of local establishments across our state. The U.S. […]

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