December 11, 2018
Membrion Gets $2.2M for Materials to Help Store Energy, Purify Water
Source: Xconomy, Dec 10 Membrion, a Seattle-based cleantech startup, recently raised $2.2 million in new funding to give the company a boost along the path to commercialization. It engineers flexible membranes using silica gel, the same material in the small bags manufacturers place inside new shoes and bags of jerky and edible seaweed. These bags contain […]

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December 5, 2018
Idaho Commerce to attend POWER-GEN International trade show with five Idaho companies
Source: Commerce.Idaho.gov, Nov 26 Idaho Commerce and five Idaho-based companies will attend the POWER-GEN International trade show December 4-6 in Orlando, Florida. POWER-GEN is the largest power generation event in the world, with attendance from over 100 countries, 1,400 exhibitors and more than 20,000 industry leaders, researchers and customers. The show is estimated to generate […]

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December 5, 2018
U of I Team Advances to Final Four for $10 Million Water Prize Challenge
Source: UIdaho.edu, October 26 A University of Idaho team advanced this week to the final stage of a $10 million competition to find the best way to stop to toxic algae blooms from poisoning drinking water supplies and the environment. The Everglades Foundation Wednesday announced four finalists for the George Barley Water Prize. It will […]

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November 29, 2018
Women of Influence: Jenette Ramos, Boeing
source: PSBJ, Nov 15 The Puget Sound Business Journal profiled Jenette Ramos, senior vice president of manufacturing, supply chain and operations at Boeing. The article covers Ramos’ career trajectory from an environmental engineer at Boeing three decades ago, through to her current senior leadership role. She is also on the board of The Nature Conservancy in […]

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November 20, 2018
PNNL Wins Seven R&D 100 Awards
Source: PNNL.gov, November 20, 2018 RICHLAND, Wash. — The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is the recipient of seven awards, selected by R&D Magazine, as part of the top 100 innovative scientific breakthroughs of the year. The magazine announced the winning technologies at its annual R&D 100 Awards ceremony, held Nov. 17 in Orlando, Fla. The R&D 100 Awards […]

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November 1, 2018
Tri-City Herald: BPA to talk in Tri-Cities on why your electric bill keeps rising and what it plans to do about it
Source:  Tri-City Herald Staff, Tri-City Herald, October 31, 2018. (Pasco, WA) Top leadership of the Bonneville Power Administration will be in Pasco on Nov. 5 to talk about the agency’s plans for the next five years, which include strengthening the agency’s finances. The push to remove the lower Snake River dams also will be discussed. See the entire […]

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October 29, 2018
Avista: CEO Scott Morris Discusses the Utility’s Proposed Sale
Source:  Rob Curley, Spokesman Review, October 28, 2018. Leading a company through something as transitionally massive as a new ownership structure is never a cakewalk. But leading one of your hometown’s most iconic companies – which also happens to be one of the only places you’ve ever worked – through something like that makes everything incrementally […]

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October 26, 2018
An Innovative Human Resource Approach to Staged RIFs
Source:  Resourceful HR Newsletter, October 25, 2018. Innovative HR involves the implementation of new ideas and methods to better meet the ever-evolving requirements of an organization and its workforce. Bringing an innovative approach to HR requires anticipating future needs and adapting to those needs, rather than responding to an immediate crisis or situation. One area of […]

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