February 19, 2019
Pierce County Healthy Homes Case Study Data Report Released
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, February 15 he case study documents and quantifies client health improvements resulting from the partnership work that included improved client respiratory control, reduced medical visits, client actions to reduce environmental triggers or improve medical management, and improved client and family quality of life. Among the significant findings were: 86 percent of […]

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February 19, 2019
Weatherization Plus Health Gains National Exposure to Model and Partnerships
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, February 15 It’s been a busy start to 2019 for Commerce’s Weatherization Plus Health program. We’ve participated in several regional and national forums and shared the structure and results of our Plus Health work providing lasting home and client health improvements. Dec. 17, Vince Schueler, our WSU Energy Program Evaluation partner, […]

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February 19, 2019
Week 5: 2019 WA Legislative Session Report
February 15, 2019:  Week Five Week five was an unusual one here in Olympia with Monday’s winter storm causing leadership to cancel all committee meetings and ultimately shut down the capitol for a brief 24 hours—a very rare occurrence during the legislative session. This delay resulted in the harried rescheduling of countless bills and jam-packed hearings […]

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February 13, 2019
CleanTech Job Growth: Bureau of Labor Statistics
CleanTech Job Growth (from Dan Schwartz) Here is a link to the dynamic BLS Employment tables which are constantly updated. Go to the percent increase table and click on it, and it will order the table by highest to lowest. The table now shows Solar Installer as #1 in percent growth over the next 10 years.  Wind Service […]

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February 13, 2019
Output Based Pricing System – Canada (From Wolf Lichenstein)
Output Based Pricing System – Canada (Courtesy of Wolf Lichenstein) This legislation would apply to any province that doesn’t already have a GHG program. So, BC likely won’t be opting in and Ontario will be forced to as they dropped their pricing program under Ford. https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/services/climate-change/pricing-pollution-how-it-will-work/output-based-pricing-system.html https://www.canada.ca/en/services/environment/weather/climatechange/climate-action/pricing-carbon-pollution/output-based-pricing-system.html  

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February 13, 2019
Oregon Cap and Invest Bill HB 2020
The Oregon Cap and Invest Bill HB 2020 (courtesy of John Bush) You can find the overview page here. Joint Carbon Reduction Committee Page:  This page has lists meetings and videos of testimony.  Clicking on circle next to meeting date will take you to testimony.  Most recent meetings have been very substantive on both sides: […]

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February 11, 2019
Week 4: 2019 WA Legislative Session Report
February 8, 2019: Week 4 Week four here in Olympia was marked by the first chamber-wide votes on several pieces of fast-tracked legislation, an official appointment to the 40th district open Senate seat (Liz Lovelett, an Anacortes City Councilmember), and—most overwhelmingly—frigid temperatures and an impending winter weather crisis. Although Olympia very rarely shuts down during session, […]

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February 6, 2019
DOE Announces Intent to Issue a Funding Opportunity Establishing a Cybersecurity Institute for Energy Efficient Manufacturing
Source: DOE at Energy.gov, February 6 The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced their intent to issue a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute: Cybersecurity in Energy Efficient Manufacturing.” This FOA establishes a new Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute (referred to as the […]

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