May 16, 2019
Jay Inslee Announces Climate Mission Agenda, Part II
Washington Governor and Presidential candidate Jay Inslee has announced the second major piece of his Climate Mission Agenda: The Evergreen Economy Plan. The plan is a “comprehensive vision to build a clean energy economy that will create 8 million good jobs during the next 10 years. The plan catalyzes roughly $9 trillion of investment — with […]

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May 10, 2019
King County is the nation’s first local government to offer a certified carbon credit program that protects local forests
Source: Chad Lewis, KingCounty.gov, May 9 The county’s new Forest Carbon Program offers local companies the opportunity to offset a portion of their carbon emissions within King County where their employees and their families can explore and enjoy the protected forests in both urban and rural communities. “We are making it possible for local companies to help […]

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May 7, 2019
Commerce launches “ScaleUp” program to help small businesses grow
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, May 6 OLYMPIA, WA — The Washington State Department of Commerce, in partnership with the Thurston Economic Development Council’s Center for Business Innovation, has launched ScaleUp, a new program designed to help established small businesses achieve financial mastery, operational efficiency and marketing expertise necessary to expand. Patterned after the Thurston center’s highly successful […]

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May 7, 2019
Gasoline Vehicle Phaseout Advances Around The World
Source: Coltura, May 6 Here are the latest advances by various countries and the United States for a gasoline phaseout related to vehicles: Non-U.S. Countries (and a province) 1.    British Columbia: legislation introduced to ban sales of new gasoline cars by 2040 2.    Denmark: plans to ban gasoline vehicles by 2030, and hybrids by 2035 3.    Egypt: working […]

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May 3, 2019
New Life Science and Cleantech Trade Commissioner Announced!
The Canadian Consulate in Seattle has announced the arrival of their new Trade Commissioner (Life Sciences & Cleantech), Julie Bennion, who comes from to their office from the Washington State Department of Commerce. Julie has over 15 years of experience in the field of international commerce and brings to us a great local network in […]

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May 3, 2019
DOE Announces $79 Million for Bioenergy Research and Development
Source: Department of Energy, May 3 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced over $79 million in funding for bioenergy research and development including biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. This funding supports DOE’s goal of providing consumers and businesses with a range of domestic energy options that are affordable, reliable, and secure. “At DOE, we are […]

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May 3, 2019
WA Governor Inslee Announces 100% Clean Energy for America Plan
In the coming weeks, Governor Inslee will roll out a series of climate policy announcements intended to create the most ambitious climate policy put forward by a presidential campaign. This first plan looks to build upon, accelerate, and redefine the movement for 100% clean energy — taking it from the power sector and applying it […]

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May 3, 2019
Upcoming US Department of Energy Innovation Summits
DOE InnovationXLab Summit on Advanced Manufacturing:  DOE will host the InnovationXLab: Advanced Manufacturing Summit at DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory on May 7-8. Secretary Perry will provide remarks, tour the innovative XLab exhibits, and unveil a major computing announcement. More info: https://xlabmanufacturing.ornl.gov/ 2019 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit: This summit, being held July 8-10 in Denver, Colorado, is an annual […]

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May 3, 2019
US Department of Energy: New Funding Opportunities and Awards
Building technology: DOE announced a funding opportunity of $47 million for flexible building technologies; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); and solid-state lighting. The purpose is to increase energy productivity – both within and beyond a building’s walls – by supporting the R&D and performance verification of flexible and energy-efficient technologies for residential and commercial buildings. Artificial […]

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