June 13, 2019
WA State Department of Commerce Awards $8.2M for Clean Energy Projects
Competitive process identifies 10 proposed research, development and demonstration projects for Clean Energy Fund grants of $93,000 to $2.3 million Source:  Washington State Department of Commerce, June 13, 2019 OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced over $8.2 million in grants from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to ten proposed projects […]

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June 13, 2019
DOE Launches Wave Energy Water Desalination Prize Competition
Source: Energy.gov, June 13 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) officially opened the first stage of the Waves to Water Prize, which seeks to accelerate the development of wave energy powered desalination systems and launch novel technologies to address critical water security challenges. The prize is divided into four stages, and the first concept stage is […]

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June 12, 2019
Fifty Electric Buses Coming to WA Transit Agencies
The number of electric buses rolling through Washington communities will more than double in the months ahead as the Washington Department of Ecology invests $13.3 million to help local transit agencies buy 50 zero-emission, battery-powered electric buses. Transit agencies in King, Snohomish, Pierce, Clark, Benton and Spokane counties will receive up to $300,000 per bus […]

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June 6, 2019
Seattle Port Commissioner Meets with CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committee
The CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committee met with Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman during its May meeting. Fred has served on the Commission for over three years. He has made cleantech and environmental issues his top priorities. Commissioner Felleman told the Committee that the Washington State Clean Energy Fund was important to the Port […]

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June 5, 2019
LevelTen Energy Raises $20.5M to Facilitate Clean Power Purchases
Source: Jeff Buchanon, Xconomy, June 3 LevelTen Energy, a startup that helps corporations make renewable energy purchases, has raised $20.5 million from investors. The Seattle-based company says it plans to use some of the new money to fund product development, make new hires, and expand into Europe. Prelude Ventures, a cleantech-focused venture firm based in […]

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June 4, 2019
Can venture capital save the planet? Tech and political leaders look to change climate for energy innovation
Source: Lisa Stiffler, Geekwire, June 4 2019 Climate change poses an “existential threat” to human civilization, a new study says, and many tech leaders believe innovation could be key to preventing its most dire effects. But despite the high stakes, venture capital dollars flow overwhelmingly to companies developing online games, virtual reality and other consumer products […]

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June 4, 2019
New Washington-Norway industry cluster partnership signed at Nor-Shipping
Source: Joshua Berger of Gov. Inslee’s office, reported by Washington Department of Commerce The shipping industry’s ambitious targets for emission reductions towards 2050 requires cooperation across borders. At Nor-Shipping two major industry clusters from Norway and USA will sign an agreement to strengthen the countries’ collaboration on sustainable maritime solutions. On Tuesday 4 June, a […]

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June 3, 2019
Washington State Department of Commerce: Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants Program Awardees Notified
Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, May 31, 2019. Today, the Washington State Department of Commerce notified successful and unsuccessful applicants to the Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants Program (EE&S). These grant awards will save money for local governments, schools and state agencies. This year was a very competitive process. A total of 88 grant […]

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