February 19, 2020
Feb 18, 2020 Clean Buildings Initiative Bulletin
Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, Feb 18, 2020 Reminder As a follow-up to the Jan. 30 workshop, please submit written comments and the SBW Consulting Excel worksheet to buildings@commerce.wa.gov.  We previously requested the SBW Consulting worksheet be uploaded to a Box account. Due to technical difficulties, please disregard those instructions and send the sheet […]

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February 19, 2020
Feb 18, 2020 UTC Clean Energy Bulletin
Source: UTC, Feb 18, 2020 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 source 100% of their electricity from renewable or non-carbon-emitting […]

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February 13, 2020
Scientists Learn More about the First Hours of a Lithium-ion Battery’s Life
Source: Tom Rickey, PNNL, Feb 5, 2020 he first hours of a lithium-ion battery’s life largely determine just how well it will perform. In those moments, a set of molecules self-assembles into a structure inside the battery that will affect the battery for years to come. This component, known as the solid-electrolyte interphase or SEI, […]

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February 5, 2020
Commerce Announces Request for Applications for the Electrification of Transportation Systems (ETS) Grant
Source: Commerce, Feb 5th, 2020 The Washington State Department of Commerce is now accepting applications for a new grant through the Electrification of Transportation Systems (ETS) program. Potential applicants must be part of Washington state local government, a retail electric utility serving Washington state, or any organization partnering with qualified entities. All modes of transportation […]

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February 4, 2020
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin – February 3
Source: WA Department of Commerce, Feb 3, 2020 Don’t forget to visit the CETA rulemaking webpage. Announcements Commerce and UTC will convene a workshop on equity and the utility planning process The Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) and Commerce will convene a joint workshop on Wednesday, Feb. 5. This workshop will focus on equity provisions in the […]

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February 4, 2020
Clean technology is about more than just wind and solar
Source: HeraldNet, Jane Podsada, Feb 4, 2020 What is clean technology? Until 10 or 15 years ago, clean tech referred almost exclusively to ventures focused on the design and manufacture of renewable energy sources — such as wind and solar and the batteries used to store that energy. Now,it can be used to describe products […]

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January 28, 2020
ConnectDER Draws Investment From Avista in Latest Funding Round
Source: GTM, Jeff St. John, Jan 23, 2020. ConnectDER, a startup with a smart meter socket device that’s been deployed in the thousands by select U.S. utilities to support distributed solar, has closed a $7 million series B round round to help roll out a new version of its system targeting behind-the-meter batteries and plug-in electric […]

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January 23, 2020
Request for Proposals Fossil Fuel Transition Study
Source: Seattle Office of Economic Development, Jan 23, 2020 The Office of Economic Development (OED) is implementing an Inclusive Economy Agenda. This mission rests on three OED competencies to serve underserved populations: building self sufficiency and improving access to employment, family-wage job and wealth creation, and capacity-building for neighborhood resilience in the face of displacement. […]

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January 23, 2020
Hexas Biomass 2019 Year in Review
Source: Hexas Biomass, Jan, 22 2020 2019 Highlights February Signed Supply Agreement. April Three different ecotypes of Hexas’ Xano Grass™ planted at the University of Illinois’ Bioenergy and Crop Sciences lab as part of Hexas and U of I’s energy biomass evaluation project. May Hexas accepted to Cascadia Cleantech Accelerator. Hexas contracts with Agrofil for […]

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