September 19, 2019
EPA Calls for Nominations for 2020 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards
Source: EPA Press Office, September 18, 2019 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now accepting nominations for the 2020 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for companies or institutions that have developed a new process or product that helps protect public health and the environment. “The Green Chemistry Challenge is an opportunity for EPA to recognize […]

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September 16, 2019
How to Apply for Government Grants and Loans
Source: USA.gov, accessed September 9, 2019 Free Money from the Government The federal government does not offer grants or “free money” to individuals to start a business or cover personal expenses, contrary to what you might see online or in the media. Websites or other publications claiming to offer “free money from the government” are often scams. Report them to […]

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September 3, 2019
Learn about the Retirement Marketplace at the 2019 Biz Fair Sept 21!
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, September 3, 2019 On Sept. 21, we will be showcasing our Retirement Marketplace at the 23rd annual Washington Small Business Fair.  The Retirement Marketplace is an online portal where people can find retirement plans — with no fees to their business — that are affordable for employees at an annual fee of […]

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August 30, 2019
Washington State Department of Commerce: Washington Energy Delegation to Chile
Santiago, Chile | November 18-22 TBD Washington State is planning to lead a delegation to Santiago prior to COP-25.   The delegation will include State government representatives and, ideally, 5-10 companies.  Topics for discussion may include renewable thermal energy development (solar, geothermal, biomass, district energy) wave & tidal energy, grid modernization/resilience, electric public transportation, buildings and […]

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August 27, 2019
Grants now available to increase efficiency, environmental performance of state-owned facilities
Source: WA Department of Commerce, August 26 The Department of Commerce is now accepting Phase 1 Applications from state agencies and institutions for $6.5 million in State Project Improvement (SPI) grants. This program is intended to encourage upcoming state-owned facilities projects to choose more energy-efficient project options, such as high-efficiency heating systems and windows. By […]

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August 26, 2019
Clean Energy Transformation Act: Comment deadline Sept. 6
Source: WA Department of Commerce, August 26, 2019 Commerce convened a rulemaking workshop in Olympia on Aug. 22 pertaining to implementation of the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA). Written comments on draft rule language discussed at the workshop are due Sept. 6. Instructions for submitting comments: Proposed language changes appear as edits in the draft […]

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August 19, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement
Source: DOE, August 19, 2019  The Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs issued its first Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Fiscal Year 2020.  The Phase I Release 1 FOA, with approximately $31.5 million in available funding, will allow small businesses to submit applications to establish […]

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August 15, 2019
Vietnam Solar Farm Opportunity
PSL Inc. has contracts and an agreement to support the Government of Hue Province, Vietnam for the installation of a solar power plant that will have a capacity of up to 500 MW.  The PSL team has supported to Government of Hue Province, Vietnam for infrastructure projects over the last six years.  They now are […]

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August 15, 2019
Tour the Chehalis Generation Facility
Source: Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, August 15, 2019 Members of the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) will tour the Chehalis Generation Facility on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. The tour will begin at the facility at 09:00 AM promptly and continue for approximately 2 hours, until 11:00 AM. The site visit is open to […]

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July 9, 2019
Job Opportunity: Director of Finance and Operations
SEI US is hiring a Director of Finance and Operations to support its mission and its dedicated group of professionals committed to effective energy, water and climate policy. Location: Somerville, MA (preferred), Davis, CA (potential) or Seattle, WA (potential)Contract: 40 hours per weekDeadline: Ideally, no later than 5 August, 2019 or until position is filled SEI […]

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