March 26, 2019
House Capital Budget Proposal: Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency, Weatherization, and Rehabilitation
The Washington State House of Representatives Capital Budget Committee includes a proposed $89.5 million in spending for Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency, Weatherization, and Rehabilitation.  Under the proposed budget, the Washington State Department of Commerce will grant the funds.  Among the items funded: $5 million is provided for energy efficiency grants to be awarded in competitive […]

Learn more

March 25, 2019
WA House Releases Capital Budget; Clean Energy Transition Funded at $42 Million
Source:  PSHB 1102 Capital Budget Bill, March 25, 2019. The Washington State House of Representatives Capital Budget Committee released its capital budget today which includes $42 million in the Clean Energy Transition Fund (Clean Energy Fund IV). These appropriations are provided solely for projects that provide a benefit to the public through development, demonstration, and […]

Learn more

March 25, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $30 Million for Front-End Engineering Design Studies for Carbon Capture Systems
Source: Energy.gov, March 14 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $30 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) for front-end engineering design (FEED) studies for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture systems. The projects, funded by the Office of Fossil Energy’s Carbon Capture program will support FEED studies for CO2 systems on both coal and […]

Learn more

March 25, 2019
Department of Energy Launches Round Two of $3 Million Solar Manufacturing Prize
Source: Energy.gov, March 22 The U.S. Department of Energy launched the second round of the American-Made Solar Prize, a $3 million competition designed to revitalize U.S. solar manufacturing. The Solar Prize encourages competitors to develop new solutions capable of advancing technologies for the domestic solar market. In February, the 20 semifinalists from round one were announced. The […]

Learn more

March 25, 2019
DOE Makes Up To $17 Million Available for Energy Infrastructure Deployment on Tribal Lands
Source: Energy.gov, March 11 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced up to $17 million in new funding to deploy energy infrastructure on tribal lands. This funding through the DOE Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs will support Indian Tribes, which include Alaska Native Regional Corporations and Village Corporations, Intertribal Organizations, and Tribal […]

Learn more

March 25, 2019
Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Marine Energy Research and Testing Program
Source: Energy.gov, March 22 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced funding to establish a new testing program for marine energy technologies. The U.S. Testing Expertise and Access for Marine Energy Research (TEAMER) Program will bring together capabilities from universities and the national laboratory system to provide marine energy developers ready-access to unique, world-class testing facilities and […]

Learn more

March 25, 2019
Week 10: 2019 WA Legislative Session Report
March 22, 2019: Week Ten Week ten in Olympia was back to committee hearings for further consideration of bills that have made it out of their House of Origin. The conversation turned largely to the budget this week with Wednesday’s release of the first quarterly revenue forecast of 2019. It is predicting tax collections will […]

Learn more

March 20, 2019
CleanTech Canada: Key Measures for the Canadian Cleantech Sector in the 2019 Budget
Source: Budget 2019, Government of Canada, March 19, 2019 Here are the highlights of the Canadian Federal Budget 2019-2020 that could have a direct impact on the development, financing and commercialization of Canadian clean technologies.  Good reading! “And to help protect the health of our planet, we put a price on pollution—and to make a […]

Learn more

March 20, 2019
Electrification of Transportation Systems (ETS) Program – Clean Energy Fund
Source: Department of Commerce Electrification of Transportation Systems (ETS) Program – Clean Energy Fund This grant fund is for the continued transformation of the electric transportation market in Washington State. This Program provides grants to Washington local governments and retail electric utilities for charging infrastructure. The ETS Program will prioritize coordination with external and existing […]

Learn more

March 20, 2019
WA House Passes Clean Fuel Standard Bill
Source: Sara Gentzler, Washington Wire, March 13, 2019. Lawmakers in Washington’s House of Representatives passed a bill off the floor on Tuesday that would create a clean-fuel standard in Washington State. The bill requires the Department of Ecology to establish a Clean Fuels Program that limits greenhouse gas emissions per unit of transportation fuel energy. The program’s […]

Learn more