April 18, 2019
SnoPUD Community Solar Sales Begin April 22
Everett, WA – Snohomish County PUD’s first Community Solar program officially launches on Earth Day. Sales of solar energy units for the PUD’s Community Solar program will begin at 8 a.m., April 22. Customers interested in purchasing the 76-watt solar energy units can visit www.snopud.com/communitysolar. Each solar energy unit is one-fifth of a solar panel […]

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April 18, 2019
Commerce announces $10.6 million in state Clean Energy Fund grants for grid modernization
Source: Department of Commerce, April 16 The Washington State Department of Commerce has selected four proposed electric grid modernization projects to receive grants from the Washington Clean Energy Fund.  Pending final contracts, Avista, Orcas Power and Light, Puget Sound Energy and Tacoma Power are eligible for a total of $10.6 million in state funds. Individual grants range […]

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April 12, 2019
WA House passes 100% Clean Electricity
Source: NWEnergy.org, April 12 Today, SB 5116, the 100% Clean Electricity bill, passed the Washington House of Representatives by a vote of 56-42.The bill will now go back to the Senate, which has already passed a slightly different version, for concurrence. When finally enacted, SB 5116 will put Washington’s electric system on a path to […]

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April 12, 2019
Microsoft expands clean energy, connectivity investments in Washington state with Chelan Public Utility District
Source: Microsoft and Chelan County PUD, April 12 Microsoft Corp. today announced new agreements to boost clean energy and connectivity in Washington state. The two agreements with Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) will see Microsoft receive carbon-free electricity to power its Puget Sound campuses and partner with the PUD on broadband connectivity in Chelan […]

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April 10, 2019
Arlington Microgrid Project
Source: SnoPUD.com The Arlington Microgrid is a group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources within clearly defined electrical boundaries that acts as a single controllable entity with respect to the grid. In an emergency, the microgrid would disconnect from the main grid and help power the PUD’s new local office in Arlington. As part […]

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April 10, 2019
Air in the (actual) Amazon shows how we’re messing with climate
Source: Crosscut.com, Sarah Hoffman, Ted Alvarez, April 10 The Amazon rainforest covers over 2 million square miles of the South American landmass. It absorbs so much carbon and produces so much oxygen that scientists call it “the lungs of the Earth.” Now, researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, have encountered a bank of […]

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April 2, 2019
Avista announces a $7 million investment in communities
Source: Amy Edelen, The Spokesman-Review, April 2 Avista is donating $7 million to area communities to prevent homelessness, promote youth education and support small communities in its service area. Avista announced the investment last week as part of the company’s 130th birthday commemoration. The utility selected three initiatives – which it categorized as homelessness, small-town […]

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April 1, 2019
House passes Washington Clean Buildings bill
Source: Sean O’Leary, NWenergy.org, March 30 OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON — Last night’s passage of the Clean Buildings for Washington Act (HB 1257) by the state House of Representatives moves Washington one step closer to becoming a national leader in tackling one of the least recognized but biggest and fastest growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions. Buildings […]

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March 26, 2019
E8 welcomes new Executive Director and plans for new value and impact
Source: E8Angels.com, March 26 E8, an angel investor community committed to investing in cleantech in support of both profit and ecological sustainability, is pleased to welcome Mike Rea as its new Executive Director. This addition comes at an important time, given the pace of innovation, the urgency of climate change and landmark policy efforts underway […]

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March 18, 2019
A&R Solar By the Numbers
Since CleanTech Alliance member A&R Solar opened for business in 2007, here’s what they’ve accomplished: 2,073 solar projects 65,893 solar panels installed 19,915 kilowatts

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