September 16, 2019
Washington Clean Energy Fund Awards 10 Innovative Research, Development, and Demonstration Projects
Source: Sandy Fazeli, NASEO, June 21, 2019 The Washington State Department of Commerce has announced over $8.2 million in grants from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to 10 proposed projects that will support research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in Washington. The selected projects cover a wide range of technology innovations, including the state’s first […]

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September 10, 2019
Notification: Comments Received by WA Dept. of Commerce for Clean Energy Transformation Act Draft Rule
Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, September 10, 2013. The Washington State Department of Commerce has received fifteen stakeholder comments concerning the draft rule language for federal incremental hydro, renewable energy certificates and the social cost of greenhouse gases. All comments have been posted on the Clean Energy Transformation Act web page. The document can […]

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September 9, 2019
WA Clean Energy Transition Act Webinar: September 23, 2019
Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, Sept. 9, 2019 The Washington State Department of Commerce invites you to learn more about what is possible for community clean energy planning featuring lessons from a rural community at the upcoming webinar Community Grid Modernization and Workforce Development: Lessons from Tenino, WA. As implementation of the Clean Energy Transition […]

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September 4, 2019
California Proposes $100M in Energy Storage Incentives to Boost Wildfire Resiliency
Source: CleanTech Law Partners, August 25, 2019. An incentive carve-out for high-fire-risk areas could boost uptake among customers most likely to want solar-storage systems. California regulators want to direct $100 million in state energy storage incentives to a new class of disadvantaged customers: those living in parts of the state at the highest risk of […]

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August 30, 2019
Vancouver receives $22M from federal government for urban climate centre
Source: CTV News Vancouver, Alyse Kotyk, August 29, 2019 t’s been eight years since Vancouver adopted the goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020 and that deadline is swiftly approaching. On Thursday, the federal government announced it will be giving $22 million to help the city create an urban climate centre […]

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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 23, 2019
Washington Commerce CETA Workshop
Source: Tom Ranken, August 23, 2019. The Washington State Department of Commerce held their third workshop on implementation of the State’s Clean Energy Transformation Act on Tuesday, September 18, 2019 in Commerce’s offices in Olympia, WA. The star of the show was Dr. Glenn Blackmon who handled most of the presentations and answered questions from […]

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August 23, 2019
Tri-Cities picked for multi-million dollar electric grid research complex
source: Annette Cary, Tri-City Herald, August 22, 2019 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has been picked as the site of a new national grid energy research facility by the Department of Energy. The proposed project would mean tens of millions of dollars will be spent on a new complex at the Richland campus of the Department […]

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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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