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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August 15, 2019
Tour the Chehalis Generation Facility
Source: Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, August 15, 2019 Members of the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) will tour the Chehalis Generation Facility on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. The tour will begin at the facility at 09:00 AM promptly and continue for approximately 2 hours, until 11:00 AM. The site visit is open to […]

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August 9, 2019
Rule Making: Public Comment and Workshop for New Energy & Water Appliance Standards
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, August 9, 2019 Written comments DUE AUG. 26 The Washington Department of Commerce has set two opportunities for stakeholders to provide input on the state’s new appliance standards. Commerce is developing rules to implement legislation enacted by the Legislature earlier this year. The standards will save energy and water for […]

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August 8, 2019
Puget Sound Energy and Avista on Track to Meet 2019 Renewable Energy Targets
Source: Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, August 8, 2019. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission found Puget Sound Energy and Avista, two of the state’s investor-owned electric utilities, are in compliance with state renewable energy requirements. The Energy Independence Act, approved by voters in 2006, requires qualifying electric utilities to obtain a […]

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August 7, 2019
Washington 2019 Primary Results and Analysis
Source: Brad Boswell, Boswell Consulting, August 7, 2019. Yesterday, August 6th, was the 2019 Washington State Primary Election. While ballots are still in the process of being counted, initial results give a fairly clear picture of which two candidates have emerged for each race and—regardless of party—will now advance to the general election in November […]

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August 5, 2019
Presentation by Jim Conca to the CleanTech Board of Directors
Jim Conca made a presentation to the CleanTech Alliance Board of Directors at their quarterly board meeting on August 1, 2019 in Seattle. It was a thought provoking hour, well-researched and with plenty of out-of-the-box ideas entitled “The Geopolitics of Energy: Can We Achieve a New Zero-Carbon Energy Mix?” [Note: You can find a link […]

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August 2, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy: “All In” on Energy Innovation
Source: U.S. Department of Energy, August 2, 2019. Secretary Perry delivered a keynote address and participated in a fireside chat at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute’s EnergyInnovates: All In Summit. The event featured energy technology innovation—and the researchers, policymakers, and industry partners who advance it. The Secretary highlighted how innovation has fueled […]

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August 2, 2019
Modeling the Electricity Grid
Source: US Department of Energy, August 2, 2019. Threats to our energy infrastructure — from extreme weather events to cyber and physical attacks — continue to grow and evolve. To address these concerns, at the request of Congress, DOE’s Office of Electricity (OE) released a report on the North American Energy Resilience Model (NAERM). The […]

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