December 19, 2018
2018 Lighting Year-In-Review
Submitted by Leif Elgethun, CEO, Retrolux and CleanTech Alliance Board Member 2018 was a great year for the lighting industry as a whole, but like any transitional period, everyone was either rising or falling. Key trends and takeaways include: LEDs are now king, accounting for well over 50% of commercial building lighting product sales, Consolidation has […]

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December 12, 2018
Colorado Energy Office helps launch “green bank” to spur clean-energy investments
Tuesday, December 11 The Colorado Energy Office is helping launch a “green bank” that will leverage private dollars to enhance and spur investment in clean-energy projects. The energy office has formed the nonprofit Colorado Clean Energy Fund, which will team up with the Coalition for Green Capital and other organizations. The coalition, whose partners include the U.S. Department of […]

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December 6, 2018
State regulators deny Hydro One’s acquisition of Avista Corporation
Wednesday, December 5 Olympia, Wash. – State regulators today denied Canada-based Hydro One Limited’s proposed acquisition of Spokane-based Avista Corporation, finding the proposed merger does not serve the public interest. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission determined the proposed merger agreement does not adequately protect Avista or its customers from political and financial risk, nor does […]

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October 31, 2018
TransAlta Awards $520K for Lewis County Solar Projects
Source:  Katie Hayes, The Daily Chronicle, October 30, 2018. Energy: Board Grants $3.2 Million to Cities, Schools Contingent on Further Grants TransAlta’s Coal Transition Board awarded more than $520,000 to five solar projects in Lewis County, it announced in a press release Monday afternoon. The funds are contingent on the applicants receiving grants from the Washington […]

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October 4, 2018
Seattle City Light Pay for Performance Launch
Seattle City Light is happy to announce the launch of our Pay for Performance program. The Deep Retrofit Pay for Performance (P4P) program has been designed to enable customers to achieve energy efficiency through incentive payments, which are made over time and based on energy savings measured at the electric meter. This differs from the […]

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April 11, 2018
Living in a Quantum World: Guest Post from Gary Tripp
Article by contributor Gary Tripp of Infinity SAV USA We all grew up in a world governed by levers and pulleys, force and friction, but inside all these actions was the hidden hand of Quantum energy. Yes energy! The quantum forces of electromagnetism, gravity, the strong nuclear force, and the weak nuclear force are energy. […]

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August 18, 2014
'Stand-up Economist,' Illustrator take Comic Book Look at Climate Change
Our friend and occasional panelist, Yoram Bauman, Ph.D.,  was profiled in The Herald, August 17, 2014. By Robin Lindley August 17, 2014 – (Everett, WA) – Seattle’s Dr. Yoram Bauman is probably best known for clarifying the intricacies of economics with doses of humor as “the world’s first and only stand-up economist.” He has a national […]

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August 15, 2014
Think the Northwest is just too gloomy for solar? Think again!
By Sarah Joy Smith, A&R Solar. August 15, 2014 (Seattle, WA) – Believe it or not, the Northwest is actually an ideal climate for solar power. As native Northwesterners we know how hard that can be to imagine, but the system does not work in the way you might think. It’s our milder summer climate […]

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