March 9, 2020
Meet CleanTech Alliance Board Member Virginia Emery, Beta Hatch
Virginia Emery is founder and CEO of Beta Hatch, a pioneering insect farming company that is industrializing insects for agriculture. Beta Hatch is fueled by a passion to see insects reach their true potential in our food systems. The company has grown to be internationally recognized for its scientific approach to scaling insect production, earning $4.6M in research […]

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March 5, 2020
$6.5 million awarded to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs in state-owned buildings
Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, March 5, 2020 OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Department of Commerce today announced $6.5 million in State Performance Improvement (SPI) grants that will result in higher efficiency and better environmental performance in state-owned buildings. The funding will cover additional costs incurred by choosing more efficient options for existing project plans, […]

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March 5, 2020
Meet CleanTech Alliance Board Member David Benson, K&L Gates LLP
David Benson is a partner in K&L Gates’ Seattle office and is a practice area leader of the firm’s energy, infrastructure and resources practice. He focuses his practice on energy project development and financing, including debt and cash equity financings, tax equity financings, merger and acquisition transactions, joint ventures and other strategic alliances both in the […]

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March 5, 2020
University of Washington clean water spinout Membrion raises $6M
Source: Nat Levy, March 4, 2020 A Seattle startup that wants to increase access to fresh water just raised $6 million in new funding. Membrion makes membranes that are critical components in machines that turn some types of salty water, such as underground aquifers and estuaries, into fresh water. Membrion says its membranes lower the cost […]

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March 5, 2020
$6.5 million awarded to increase energy efficiency, reduce costs in state-owned buildings
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, March 5, 2020 The Department of Commerce today announced $6.5 million in State Performance Improvement (SPI) grants that will result in higher efficiency and better environmental performance in state-owned buildings. The funding will cover additional costs incurred by choosing more efficient options for existing project plans, such as higher efficiency […]

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March 4, 2020
Meet CleanTech Alliance Board Member Angela Becker-Dippmann, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Ms. Angela Becker-Dippmann serves as Director of the Energy & Environment Directorate’s Program Development Office. In this cross-cutting role, she evaluates emerging national, regional, and state energy and environmental priorities, policies and programs to ensure EED’s mission strategy and S&T are focused on the most impactful outcomes. She is based in PNNL’s Seattle office. Previously, […]

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March 4, 2020
Meet CleanTech Alliance Board Member Tim Zenk, Neste
Tim Zenk’s distinguished career has been focused on shaping public policy and business and helping leaders educate the public on key issues impacting the nation and the globe.  As the Washington representative of Neste, the world’s third largest renewable diesel and jet fuel company, Zenk shares his insights from the front lines of Washington D.C., […]

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March 4, 2020
Meet CleanTech Alliance Board Member Jim Grazko, Premera
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ALASKA MARKET & CHIEF UNDERWRITING OFFICER Jim is Senior Vice President, Alaska Market & Chief Underwriting Officer. In Alaska, Jim establishes Premera’s direction and focus in the $300 million market with innovative healthcare delivery models. He provides leadership for the company’s long- and short-range operational, membership and financial goals. In his underwriting […]

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March 2, 2020
Clean Buildings Initiative Bulletin – 3/2/2020
Source: WA state Commerce, March 3, 2020 March 4 Utility Incentives Webinar This webinar will focus on Clean Buildings early adopter incentives. The session will take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, via WebEx. March 11 comments due for Sections Five and Six Commerce is requesting comments on ASHRAE Standard 100 sections […]

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March 2, 2020
2020 Legislative Session Weekly Report: February 29, 2020
Source: Boswell Consulting, Feb 29, 2020 Week Seven We are now 7 weeks into the 2020 legislation session, with only 12 days remaining if the legislature finishes on time as anticipated. Legislators main focus this week was on committee hearings to hear bills that originated in the opposite chamber. The deadline for bills to pass […]

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