October 14, 2019
WA State Department of Commerce: CETA Webinar Recording Available
A recording of the Oct. 9 webinar conducted by Glenn Blackmon is available on the CETA web site and here: https://youtu.be/xDCvEb_8oPk. Stakeholders discussed draft rule language concerning federal incremental hydro eligibility under the Energy Independence Act and the social cost of greenhouse gas emissions. The next step for these rules is to publish a formal […]

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October 4, 2019
Smaller rate increases proposed for Avista customers
Source: UTC, October 3, 2019 Staff members of the Utilities and Transportation Commission recommended rejecting Avista Utilities’ requested electric and natural gas rate increase, proposing a smaller increase instead.  Commission energy staff recommended the smaller increases to electric and natural gas rates in a proposed two-year rate plan after reviewing the company’s operating costs and […]

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September 30, 2019
WA Clean Energy Transformation Act: Updated Draft Rule Language
Source: CETA rulemaking web page. The Washington State Department of Commerce has updated the draft rule language to implement two provisions of Washington’s 2019 clean electricity legislation. The revised language reflects comments received from stakeholders on Sept. 6. Here are the changes: Incremental hydro and renewable energy certificates The revised language removes the reference to […]

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September 27, 2019
CleanTech Alliance Members: Low Carbon Fuel Standard Discussion
At the last meeting of our Government Affairs Committee, we had a briefing by representatives from Climate Solutions, Tacoma Power, and Impact BioEnergy in support of proposed Low Carbon Fuel Standard legislation.  (You can find the presentation made by Kelly Hall of Climate Solutions here.) This legislation was discussed in the Washington 2019 Legislative session […]

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September 27, 2019
New White Paper Draft: The Washington Clean Energy Fund
Find the new draft of our Clean Energy Fund White Paper. It is a work-in-progress and comments are always welcome. Thanks to Lindsay McCormick, our author! Why We Should Continue to Fund the Clean Energy Fund Big Bang for the Buck– The Clean Energy Fund requires awardees to secure funding for at least half of […]

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September 27, 2019
DOE Announces Phase 1 Winners of Battery Recycling Prize Including Two from Seattle
Source: DOE, September 25, 2019 he U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the 15 winners of Phase 1 of the Battery Recycling Prize, a prize that aims to reclaim and recycle critical materials (e.g., cobalt and lithium) from lithium-based battery technology. For a total of $1 million in prizes, these projects focus on cost-effective recycling […]

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September 26, 2019
Governor Cuomo Announces Winners of 76West Clean Energy Competition
Source: New York State Government, September 26, 2019 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the six winning companies of the 76West Clean Energy Competition, one of the largest competitions in the country that supports growing clean energy businesses to foster economic development. Pittsburgh-based Optimus Technologies, which manufactures biodiesel fuel systems for diesel trucks that reduce […]

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September 25, 2019
Utility Regulators Adopt Social Cost of Carbon
Source: Washington UTC, September 20, 2019 On Sept. 12, the Utilities and Transportation Commission adopted social cost of carbon estimates that utilities will use to comply with the package of clean energy legislation signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee in 2019. The social cost of carbon calculates the broad array of economic and social damage caused […]

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September 24, 2019
Fusion Energy Bills Introduced in New Jersey
Source: LPP Fusion, August 28, 2019 Three bills: S4073, S4074 and S4075 to promote fusion energy research were introduced on August 26, 2019 into the New Jersey State Senate by Sen. Joe Pennachio (R-26). The first bill, the Fusion Technology Industry Promotion Act, would mandate the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to invest in fusion technology development companies in New […]

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September 24, 2019
Low Carbon Fuel Standard: A Briefing
Last week, the CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committee was briefed by Kelly Hall (Climate Solutions), Marian Dacca and Cam Lehouillier (Tacoma Power), and Craig Husa (Impact BioEnergy) on proposals to implement a Low Carbon Fuel Standard in Washington. They asked that the CleanTech Alliance endorse the proposal, which is likely to be an important issue […]

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