September 24, 2018
Over 100 Flagship Washington Companies Announce Support for Initiative 1631
Source:  Yes on 1631, Sept. 20th, 2018.  Note:  The CleanTech Alliance statement on I-1631 can be found here. Today, Expedia Group, REI, Virginia Mason, and Vigor joined a growing list of over 100 businesses to announce their support for I-1631, Washington’s Clean Air and Clean Energy initiative. Businesses include Washington state leaders in technology, outdoor […]

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September 24, 2018
CleanTech Alliance Supports Yes on Initiative 1631, Business Engagement
(Seattle, WA–Sept 24, 2018)  The Executive Committee of the CleanTech Alliance has endorsed I-1631, the Clean Air, Clean Energy initiative on Washington voters’ November ballots. In addition to supporting its passage, the CleanTech Alliance urges robust business engagement in implementing the policy. The CleanTech Alliance represents 300 member organizations spanning six U.S. states and two […]

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September 24, 2018
Commentary: The Carbon Fee Initiative I-1631
Commentary by Russ Weed, CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Chair, September 24, 2018. Initiative I-1631, the Protect Washington Act, states it is “intended to protect Washington for our children, our grandchildren, and future generations by quickly and effectively reducing pollution and addressing its negative impacts.” The mechanism for that protection of Washingtonians is three-fold: (1) a […]

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September 4, 2018
Trump Administration Releases Clean Power Plan Replacement Proposal
Source:  K&L Gates, U.S. Environment, Land and Natural Resources and Renewable Energy Alert, August 31, 1018. Advancing President Trump’s campaign promise to end the “war on coal,” on August 21, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) proposed a new rule to replace the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (“CPP”). Unlike the CPP, the proposed Affordable Clean […]

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August 8, 2018
2018 Primary Election Results
Analysis by Brad Boswell, CleanTech Alliance lobbyist, August 8, 2018. The preliminary votes have been cast for the 2018 Primary Election. While there are still votes to be counted, initial results are indicating a strong Democratic wave throughout the state and nation. Overall, statewide voter turnout was unsurprisingly low at just under 25%, however this […]

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August 6, 2018
Washington State Department of Commerce Current Rulemaking Activity
Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, August 3, 2018. WAC 194-26:  Greenhouse Gas Emissions Performance Standard Commerce is conducting rulemaking to update the average greenhouse gas emission rate from new, commercially available combined cycle combustion turbines, which is referenced in RCW 80.80.040 Greenhouse gas emission performance standard – Rules. Commerce’s rule is referred to in Dept. […]

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July 31, 2018
Washington State Department of Commerce Clean Energy Fund Updates
Bidders’ Conference for Clean Energy Fund 3 Research, Development, and Demonstration Program The following materials are now on the Washington State Department of Commerce website from the Clean Energy Fund 3 Research, Development, and Demonstration Bidders’ Conference held August 7, 2018 at 2:00 PM via Skype: Recorded webinar Presenter’s notes Slide deck Click here to find […]

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July 30, 2018
Senator Cantwell Proposes Incentives for Electric Boats
Full press conference at Pure Watercraft, July 29, 2018.  Featuring comments from: U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell Andy Rebele, CEO, Pure Watercraft Laura Blackmore, Deputy Director, Puget Sound Partnership Tom Ranken, CEO, CleanTech Alliance Dan Schwartz, Director, Clean Energy Institute, University of Washington KIRO news story, July 29, 2018. Seattle, WA – On Sunday, U.S. Senator […]

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