April 27, 2023
Group14 Technologies Commences Construction on Moses Lake Manufacturing Site
Source – Yahoo News April 4, 2023 – Group14 Technologies begin to turn dirt in Moses Lake, where construction begins on what will be the world’s largest commercial factory for advanced silicon battery materials. According to Yahoo News, “the one-million-square-foot campus will serve as an economic and community anchor, opening up 600 new jobs in […]

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April 27, 2023
Avalanche Energy Announced $40M Series A Round
Source – GeekWire April 24, 2023 – Fusion startup Avalanche Energy announced a $40 million Series A round with major participation from Lowercarbon Capital, Founder Fund and Toyota Ventures. According to Geekwire, “The startup also announced that it reached a technology milestone, operating at 200 kV (kilovolt) with its second-generation fusion device, which is called Marty. CEO Robin […]

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April 27, 2023
Commerce Awards $200,000 to Beta Hatch, First Mode, and OCOchem in Grant Funding
Source – Commerce April 10, 2023 – The Washington Department of Commerce has allocated $2 million in grants through the Evergreen Manufacturing Grant program to promote economic opportunities and job growth across the state, with an emphasis on uplifting rural communities. The program awarded $200,000 each to six businesses, including Beta Hatch, First Mode, and […]

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April 7, 2023
Itron Rolls Out New Fiber MiniAP Supporting Rural Smart Communities
Source – Itron March 2, 2023 – Itron unveiled their new Fiber MiniAP helping support the development of grid modernization in rural communities. “By leveraging these fiber assets, the Fiber MiniAP extends industrial IoT (IIoT) network coverage in rural areas with low meter-per-mile density while reducing infrastructure and total cost of ownership, both of which are common […]

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April 6, 2023
Boeing Secures $1B Japan Airlines order for 737 MAX Jets 
Source: Seattle Times March 23, 2023 – Boeing secures a $1B contract with Japan Airlines (JAL) for a fleet of 21 737 Max jets. “The 737 MAX will provide JAL with greater range and fuel efficiency, reducing both fuel use and carbon emissions by 15% compared to the airplanes the airline is replacing. In addition, […]

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April 6, 2023
Snohomish County & Washington State University (Tri-Cities) Partner to Develop Sustainable Aviation R&D Center
Source – WSUTC News April 3, 2023 – Snohomish County & Washington State University (Tri-Cities) will partner to bring a proposed research and development center for sustainable aviation fuels to life. Snohomish County officials announced Tuesday plans for a $6.5 million Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Applied Research and Development Center located at Paine Field in […]

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March 23, 2023
EPA Announces First-Ever National Standard to Protect Communities from PFAS in Drinking Water
Source: Environmental Protection Agency March 14, 2023 – The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced it is proposing the first-ever national drinking water standard for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the latest action under President Biden’s plan to combat PFAS pollution and Administrator Regan’s PFAS Strategic Roadmap. Through this action, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking […]

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March 2, 2023
Sustainability is Growing Jobs, like Hempitecture is Growing the Insulation Biz!
Source: Lisa Hecht, March 2nd, 2023 At the ribbon-cutting for Hempitecture, I learned a few things about the literally “growing” opportunities in sustainability. First, any business can become more sustainable, as in the building industry. Hempitecture is making non-woven building insulation from industrial hemp, providing jobs for growers, factory workers, truckers, and ultimately, building contractors. It […]

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February 28, 2023
UW Clean Energy Institute Director Featured in GeekWire Article on Climate Jobs
Dan Schwartz, Director of the University of Washington (UW) Clean Energy Institute, was recently featured in the GeekWire article ““As tech is rocked by layoffs, climate jobs and tools for landing them are on the rise.” Dan was one of five climate professionals featured and spoke on utilizing the higher-ed clean energy pipeline as an […]

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