March 8, 2019
Sustainable Aviation Fuels Summit: Help the Environment and the Economy
Sustainable Aviation Fuels Summit   On March 7-8, Earth Day Northwest 2020 is hosting the first-ever Washington Sustainable Aviation Fuels Summit in Seattle. The Port of Seattle, Boeing, Alaska Airlines, and Delta Air Lines, are sponsoring the event. Port Commissioners Fred Felleman and Ryan Calkins will both speak at the conference. Follow @EarthDayNW2020 on Facebook for free live streams of […]

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March 6, 2019
Boeing Adds 8,500 New Employees in WA
Boeing hired more than 8,500 new employees in Washington state in 2018, further solidifying its status as the largest private employer in the state. Boeing’s Washington state employees make up nearly half of the company’s global workforce. Boeing’s Puget Sound workforce supports higher rates of commercial airplane production at the main manufacturing sites in Everett, […]

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February 28, 2019
Announcing: Solarize the Land Trust
source: Spark Northwest, February 28 For many in the Puget Sound region, high housing costs have put home ownership out of reach, and with it, the benefits of rooftop solar. With our partners at Homestead Community Land Trust, we are happy to announce the launch of Solarize the Land Trust. Through this innovative pilot project, […]

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February 28, 2019
Avista and Itron start $165 million smart-meter rollout in Spokane
Source: Becky Kramer, Spokesman-Review, February 28 Vikkie and Al Naccarato’s historic Millwood home has character, charm and a hefty heating bill. During the winter, the couple pays several hundred dollars monthly to heat the 1923 house, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. “It doesn’t have the energy efficiency of today’s homes,” Vikkie […]

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February 28, 2019
Nuclear Energy is a Vital Clean Energy Solution
Source: Energy Northwest, Febraury 15 On Feb. 15, a coalition of clean energy and environmental groups published a white paper entitled, “Clean Energy Solutions Must Include Nuclear.” The paper contends the U.S. cannot meet its goals to constrain carbon emissions and address climate change without preserving the current nuclear fleet and supporting the development of next […]

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February 26, 2019
PNNL: Why Battery Electrolyte Stability Rises at High Salt-to-Solvent Ratios
Scientists discover mechanism to reduce Li-ion battery flammability Source:  PNNL Science, January 2019 Schematic images showing the self-assembled evolution of POSS-(SS-PEG)8 with the concentration of 1 mg/mL in pH 12 aqueous solutions for various times. Along with the initiation of morphology transition in alkaline solutions, multifarious morphologies like uniform micelles, cylinders, vesicles, worm-like micelles, hollow […]

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February 26, 2019
PNNL and Avista to Team Up on Transformative Grid Technology
Source: Susan Bauer, PNNL News Center, (509) 372-6083 | Colette Bottinelli, Avista, (509) 395-4174, January 24, 2019. Avista and the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory announced they will enter an agreement to strengthen and expand their partnership at the frontiers of grid modernization. The scope of the new agreement includes collaboration on new battery […]

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February 26, 2019
CTFusion–Bringing The Sun’s Power To Earth
Source: Forbes.com, by James Conca, February 26 A new company in Seattle, CTFusion, was recently awarded a $3 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency in Energy to help it develop the first commercial fusion reactor on this planet. CTFusion seeks to provide flexible, carbon-free electricity using the same process that operates in stars. […]

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February 26, 2019
PNNL Researchers Named to ‘Highly Cited’ List
Source:  Susan Bauer, PNNL News Center, (509) 372-6083, January 17, 2019. Clarivate Analytics named 24 researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to its annual list of most highly cited researchers. The list recognizes world-class researchers for their exceptional scientific influence as evidenced by production of multiple highly cited papers. [Note:  Included in […]

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February 20, 2019
Jet Fuel from Waste & 3 other PNNL Technologies Honored by the Federal Laboratory Consortium
Souce: Susan Bauer, PNNL, February 20   RICHLAND, Wash. — In a world increasingly powered by technology, the transfer of innovations from research institutions to industry often serves as both the conduit and catalyst of national progress, security, and prosperity. The Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently received four awards from the Federal Laboratory Consortium in recognition of […]

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