July 2, 2019
Puget Sound Energy steps closer to constructing 16-mile power line. But opponents are not backing down.
Source: Paige Cornwell, Seattle Times, July 1, 2019 The Bellevue hearing examiner has ruled in favor of Puget Sound Energy’s “Energize Eastside” project, bringing the utility one step closer to construction on a portion of the 16-mile power line project that’s been at the center of a nearly six-year debate.  The ruling approved PSE’s conditional-use permit for […]

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July 1, 2019
Puget Sound Energy names Mary E. Kipp as president
Source: Puget Sound Energy, July 1, 2019. As part of its ongoing succession planning efforts, the board of directors of Puget Sound Energy has named Mary E. Kipp, currently president & CEO of El Paso Electric, as president of the state’s largest utility company, reporting to CEO Kimberly Harris. It is anticipated that Kipp will […]

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June 6, 2019
Five Things to Know About Boeing’s Washington Investments
Source: Boeing, June 6, 2019. Some investments start off small – for example an employee can request that Boeing match a single gift of $25 to their favorite nonprofit. But those modest matches can and do add up quickly. In 2018, Boeing spent millions of dollars matching the donations employees made to nonprofits in Washington. […]

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June 4, 2019
Can venture capital save the planet? Tech and political leaders look to change climate for energy innovation
Source: Lisa Stiffler, Geekwire, June 4 2019 Climate change poses an “existential threat” to human civilization, a new study says, and many tech leaders believe innovation could be key to preventing its most dire effects. But despite the high stakes, venture capital dollars flow overwhelmingly to companies developing online games, virtual reality and other consumer products […]

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June 4, 2019
New Washington-Norway industry cluster partnership signed at Nor-Shipping
Source: Joshua Berger of Gov. Inslee’s office, reported by Washington Department of Commerce The shipping industry’s ambitious targets for emission reductions towards 2050 requires cooperation across borders. At Nor-Shipping two major industry clusters from Norway and USA will sign an agreement to strengthen the countries’ collaboration on sustainable maritime solutions. On Tuesday 4 June, a […]

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May 14, 2019
Meet CleanTech Alliance Board Member Clay Norris, Tacoma Power
Clay has more than 30 years of utility experience, including a role as division director of power resources for Eugene Water & Electric Board, senior vice president of planning and marketing for ElectriCities of North Carolina, and various positions at Illinois Power Company.

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May 8, 2019
Swedish boatbuilder Dynalift invites IntelliJet’s Jeff Jordan to visit their operations in Sweden.
Source: IntelliJet Marine, May 4 After many online conversations with Swedish boatbuilder Dynalift, Jeff accepted an invitation to visit their operations in Sweden. Dynalift: http://www.dynaliftpowerboats.se/eng_index.htm The two companies have signed a Letter of Intent to develop and market Dynalift boats with IntelliJet propulsion and have agreed on an initial product design. We look forward to bringing high-performance boats with small carbon […]

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April 24, 2019
State support helps add Cruise to growing list of autonomous vehicle companies in Washington
Source: Penny Thomas, Washington Department of Commerce, April 23 OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today confirmed that Cruise, an autonomous vehicle (AV) company, plans to open an office in Bellevue, adding to a growing list of nearly two dozen AV technology firms in Washington state. A $200,000 grant from the governor’s economic development […]

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April 23, 2019
Beta Hatch wins top Flywheel prize, $185,000 in funding
Source: Reilly Kneedler, Wenatchee World, April 22 Beta Hatch, the Cashmere-bound insect producer, took home the Flywheel Investment Conference’s top prize and $185,000 in funding on Thursday. Beta Hatch won the grand prize of $105,000, an additional $25,000 in funding, and was voted the audience favorite, which came with a $5,000 cash award, according to press […]

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