November 14, 2019
Retrolux™ Winner of Schneider Electric and Powerhouse 4D Challenge Accepted into Schneider Electric Incubation Program
Boise, ID: On October 15, 2019, Schneider Electric and Powerhouse named Retrolux™ the winner of the 2019 4D Challenge Competition, receiving $25,000 in non-dilutive funding and acceptance into the Schneider Electric Incubation Program. “Winning the 4D Challenge is a great honor for us and validates our company vision,” says Leif Elgethun, Founder and CEO at […]

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November 5, 2019
Roofing Contractors Association of Washington Holiday Gala
The roofing community is filled with great people–please join them for the annual Roofing Contractors Association of Washington  Holiday Gala and Casino Night.  This year’s event will be an amazing evening–and will make a difference.  As a new tradition, a portion of all proceeds of the gala will be donated to Toys for Tots.  Everyone […]

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November 1, 2019
Energy Department Announces $24.9 Million Funding Selections to Advance Hydropower Technologies
Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy, October 31, 2019 Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for up to $24.9 million in funding to drive innovative, industry-led technology solutions to advance the marine and hydrokinetics industry and increase hydropower’s ability to serve as a flexible grid resource. Innovative water power technologies have the potential to increase […]

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October 29, 2019
The Energy Leadership Summit is November 19
The Energy Leadership Summit is the must-attend clean energy event. Presented jointly by the CleanTech Alliance and the NEBC, this unique event connects policy with practice and addresses the industry’s current challenges and future opportunities. In 2019, join us in exploring the nexus of energy and climate change with more than 400 leaders and policymakers.

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October 23, 2019
Pacific Northwest National Lab plays role in federally funded AI research center
Source: Alan Boyle, GeekWire, October 3, 2019 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is joining forces with two other research powerhouses to pioneer a new $5.5 million research center created by the U.S. Department of Energy to focus on the biggest challenges in artificial intelligence. The Center for Artificial Intelligence-Focused Architectures and Algorithms, or ARIAA, will promote collaborative projects for scientists […]

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October 22, 2019
State clean buildings standard rulemaking process kicks off with Oct. 30 webinar
Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, October 21, 2019 The Washington State Department of Commerce is hosting a public webinar at 2 p.m. PDT on Oct. 30 to introduce the upcoming process that will develop rules for adoption of the state energy performance standard for commercial buildings. The on-line session, which will be recorded and […]

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October 16, 2019
National Grid and PNNL Collaborate to Capture Full Value of Grid Energy Storage
Source: Nick Hennen, PNNL, October 9, 2019 With the simple cutting of a ribbon this week, residents of Nantucket Island, joined by state and local officials and representatives from National Grid, the U.S Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity (OE), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), ushered in a new era of energy resiliency and efficiency on […]

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October 14, 2019
Scientists Pinpoint Cause of Harmful Dendrites and Whiskers in Lithium Batteries
Source: PNNL, October 14, 2019 Scientists have uncovered a root cause of the growth of needle-like structures—known as dendrites and whiskers—that plague lithium batteries, sometimes causing a short circuit, failure, or even a fire. The team, led by Chongmin Wang at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, has shown that the presence of […]

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October 10, 2019
ASHLEY FINAN NAMED DIRECTOR AND NICHOLAS SMITH, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, OF NATIONAL REACTOR INNOVATION CENTER
Source: INL, October 3rd, 2019  Dr. John Wagner, associate laboratory director of Idaho National Laboratory’s Nuclear Science & Technology Directorate, has announced the selection of Dr. Ashley Finan to serve as director, and Nicholas Smith to serve as deputy director of the INL-based National Reactor Innovation Center. As NRIC directors, Finan and Smith will lead […]

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October 1, 2019
CleanTech Members Beta Hatch and Sironix Renewables on GeekWire’s Elevator Pitch
Source: John Cook, Geekwire, September 5, 2019 In the season two debut of Elevator Pitch, presented by PACCAR, we meet Virginia Emery of Beta Hatch; Christoph Krumm of Sironix Renewables; and Keith McCall of Pollen Systems. The three entrepreneurs — all operating in the agricultural tech and environmental impact arena — have never before pitched in a moving elevator. […]

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