November 9, 2018
Energy Department Launches Manufacturing Prize to Recognize Leaders on the Plant Floor Driving Energy Savings
Source:  Energy.gov, November 9, 2018 Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) launched the Individuals Taking Energy Action in Manufacturing (ITEAM) prize, a competition designed to identify and attract attention to a wide range of ideas and practices that are driving measurable energy savings at U.S. manufacturing plants to stimulate innovation at other facilities. To […]

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October 29, 2018
New York Times Endorses Washington I-1631
Source:  New York Times Editorial Board, October 29, 2018. Best Way to Fight Climate Change? Put an Honest Price on Carbon Washington State voters will decide next week whether to impose a fee on carbon emissions. We hope they do. By The New York Times Editorial Board.  The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its […]

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October 26, 2018
Gov. Inslee proclaims Oct. 30 Weatherization Day in Washington
Source: govdelivery.com OLYMPIA, WA – Gov. Jay Inslee joins community action agencies, housing authorities and local governments across the state and nation in recognizing Oct. 30, 2018 as Weatherization Day. The annual proclamation kicks off a month-long effort to raise awareness of programs and services that help low-income households save money on heating bills through energy efficiency and […]

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October 24, 2018
Energy Department Launches Manufacturing Innovator Challenge, First Two Prizes Open for Ideas
Source: Energy.gov, October 24, 2018 oday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced two new manufacturing prizes as part of the Manufacturing Innovator Challenge, an effort to crowdsource solutions for next generation manufacturing, to increase energy productivity and strengthen America’s industrial base. The challenge is being launched in partnership with Freelancer.com, the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing […]

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October 22, 2018
Invigorated Federal Interest in Fusion Energy Presents Opportunities and Questions for Growing Private Fusion Energy Sector
Source:  Tim L. Peckinpaugh, Michael L. O’Neill, R. Paul Stimers, K&L Gates, October 12, 2018. Significant investment is flowing into private companies seeking long-sought-after breakthroughs to develop practical power generation solutions based on nuclear fusion reactions.  Fusion reactions have become relatively commonplace in the laboratory setting, but no one has developed a nuclear fusion reactor yet that produces […]

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October 18, 2018
U.S. Department of Energy announces the Solar Decathalon
Source: SolarDecathalon.gov, October 18. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® is a collegiate competition, comprising 10 contests, that challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative buildings powered by renewable energy. DOE is excited to join two student building design competitions, Solar Decathlon and Race to Zero, into one new Solar Decathlon […]

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October 17, 2018
Microsoft supports I-1631
Source: Microsoft Blog, October 16, 2018. I-1631 represents an important first step on carbon policy. We believe it offers opportunity; an opportunity for businesses of all kinds to come together to find workable solutions that lower emissions while keeping our economy strong, for Washington state to take the lead on this important issue, and for […]

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