January 16, 2020
State Supreme Court limits Gov. Inslee’s rule cutting greenhouse-gas emissions
Source: Jim Brunner, Seattle Times, Jan 16 2020 The Washington State Supreme Court has invalidated key portions of a rule imposed by the administration of Gov. Jay Inslee capping greenhouse-gas emissions by fuel distributors, natural-gas companies and other industries. In a 5-4 ruling Thursday, the court upheld a 2017 lower-court decision that the state Department of Ecology […]

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January 16, 2020
Microsoft will be carbon negative by 2030
Source: Brad Smith, Microsoft, Jan 16, 2020 he scientific consensus is clear. The world confronts an urgent carbon problem. The carbon in our atmosphere has created a blanket of gas that traps heat and is changing the world’s climate. Already, the planet’s temperature has risen by 1 degree centigrade. If we don’t curb emissions, and […]

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January 10, 2020
U.S. Department of Energy Launches Energy Storage Grand Challenge
Source: DOE, Jan 8, 2020 U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette announced the launch of the Energy Storage Grand Challenge, a comprehensive program to accelerate the development, commercialization, and utilization of next-generation energy storage technologies and sustain American global leadership in energy storage. The Grand Challenge builds on the $158 million Advanced Energy Storage Initiative announced […]

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January 10, 2020
2020 Legislative Session Preview
Source: Brad Boswell, Boswell Consulting, Jan 10, 2020 Following nine months of interim, it is now nearly time for legislators to return to Olympia for the start of the 2020 legislative session on January 13, 2020. This is a short 60-day session and the second half of the biennial budget cycle, which lasts two years. […]

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January 8, 2020
2,000 gigawatts of solar power needed for 100% renewables
Source: William Driscoll, PV Magazine, Jan 6 2020 The U.S. would need 1,500 GW of utility-scale solar power and 500 GW of rooftop solar to reach 100% renewable energy by 2050, according to a plan developed by Stanford engineering professor Mark Jacobson and seven co-authors. Battery capacity of 3,300 GW would balance solar and wind power — […]

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January 6, 2020
CleanTech Alliance Signs onto CEBN Letter to Support Research, Development & Commercialization
The CleanTech Alliance works with the Washington, DC-based Clean Energy Business Network to further mutual objectives. We were recently asked to sign on to the following letter and have done so. ADDITIONAL SIGNATURES WELCOME! CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR COMPANY/ORGANIZATION The Honorable Nydia Velázquez (NY-7) Chairwoman House Committee on Small Business 2302 Rayburn House Office […]

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December 9, 2019
Video: WA House Environment & Energy Committee Hearing
  Michael Furze, Assistant Director, Energy Division, Washington State Department of Commerce, testifying before the Washington State House Environment & Energy Committee on November 21, 2019. Michael’s testimony begins at 39:24. Discussion of the Clean Energy Fund begins at 46:00. Bob Kirchmeier, Senior Energy Policy Specialist, begins at 47:50. Work Session: Electricity Smart Grid and […]

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December 4, 2019
U.S. House Speaker Pelosi says at climate summit: “We are still in”
Source: Isla Binnie, Reuters, Dec 2, 2019 MADRID (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi took her duel with Donald Trump to a climate summit on Monday, pledging that Congress would urgently tackle global warming despite the president’s opposition to an international pact. “By coming here we want to say to everyone we […]

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December 2, 2019
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, Dec 2, 2019 Announcements Nov. 27 comments submitted Commerce requested comments on Nov. 27 for potential rules concerning compliance requirements. These responses have been posted to the CETA website. Thanks to stakeholders for their comments! Dec. 6 comments due on low-income energy assistance programs Following our low-income and equity workshop […]

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November 27, 2019
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin
Source: WA Commerce, November 25, 2019 Nov. 27 comments due on potential rules for demonstrating compliance Commerce is requesting comments by Nov. 27 on potential rules concerning compliance requirements. The Oct. 21 meeting materials and our informal feedback notes may be useful in preparing comments. Dec. 6 comments due on low-income energy assistance programs Following our low-income and equity […]

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