July 11, 2019
Making food go further through waste reduction and innovation: King County Washington Food Waste Report
Source: KingCountygreen.com, June 25 Americans waste about 25 percent of all food and drinks we buy, to the tune of $130 every single month. It’s a growing problem with significant financial and environmental impacts. In 2017, 175,470 tons of commercially collected food waste from businesses and residents entered King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill. When we […]

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July 9, 2019
SnoPUD’s Planet Power to Fund Five Local Solar Projects
Source: SnoPUD.com, July 9 2019 Everett, WA – Snohomish County PUD’s Planet Power program recently awarded five local organizations funds for the construction of solar energy projects. Planet Power has focused on supporting organizations that provide community services and/or renewable energy education. The program was funded through voluntary contributions from PUD customers. In this final […]

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July 3, 2019
Idaho workgroup starts efforts on salmon, steelhead recovery
Source: Keith Ridler, Idaho Statesman, June 28 Idaho Gov. Brad Little told a salmon and steelhead recovery group Friday it should focus on achievable goals that can bolster the state’s struggling fish populations. Little also told the nearly two dozen environmentalists, ranchers, recreationists, power company and state officials at their first meeting that it will […]

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July 3, 2019
Volkswagen settlement funds to pay for WA’s newest electric buses
Source: Hannah Weingberger, Crosscut, June 18 Since the U.S. federal government issued a notice of violation to Volkswagen in September 2015, the German automaker has been forced to pay out more than $30.4 billion to settle claims that it intentionally deceived regulators gauging emissions in its diesel vehicles. Of that, VW set aside nearly $3 billion for states to reduce diesel […]

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July 2, 2019
US Department of Energy News: DOE on Capitol Hill
— Senate Confirms DOE Nominees: The Senate confirmed with unanimous consent Lane Genatowski to be Director of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) — just in time for ARPA’s 10th Annual Energy Innovation Summit, happening next week in Colorado. Recently, the Senate also confirmed Dr. Rita Baranwal to be Assistant Secretary of Energy for Nuclear Energy with a […]

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June 13, 2019
WA State Department of Commerce Awards $8.2M for Clean Energy Projects
Competitive process identifies 10 proposed research, development and demonstration projects for Clean Energy Fund grants of $93,000 to $2.3 million Source:  Washington State Department of Commerce, June 13, 2019 OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced over $8.2 million in grants from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to ten proposed projects […]

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June 13, 2019
DOE Launches Wave Energy Water Desalination Prize Competition
Source: Energy.gov, June 13 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) officially opened the first stage of the Waves to Water Prize, which seeks to accelerate the development of wave energy powered desalination systems and launch novel technologies to address critical water security challenges. The prize is divided into four stages, and the first concept stage is […]

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June 12, 2019
Fifty Electric Buses Coming to WA Transit Agencies
The number of electric buses rolling through Washington communities will more than double in the months ahead as the Washington Department of Ecology invests $13.3 million to help local transit agencies buy 50 zero-emission, battery-powered electric buses. Transit agencies in King, Snohomish, Pierce, Clark, Benton and Spokane counties will receive up to $300,000 per bus […]

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June 6, 2019
Seattle Port Commissioner Meets with CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committee
The CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committee met with Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman during its May meeting. Fred has served on the Commission for over three years. He has made cleantech and environmental issues his top priorities. Commissioner Felleman told the Committee that the Washington State Clean Energy Fund was important to the Port […]

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