April 3, 2020
Clean Energy Business Network April 3 Newsletter
Source: Clean Energy Business Network, April 3, 2020 Don’t miss a valuable webinar next week from Weave, a CEBN member, on resources to support businesses through COVID-19. This week, SBA is now accepting applications for its Paycheck Protection Program, BCSE releases a Minnesota Energy Factsheet, and Pelosi signals a limited phase four package.   FEATURED CONTENTSBA Paycheck Protection applications […]

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March 31, 2020
Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin-March 31
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, March 31, 2020 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 and […]

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March 26, 2020
Clean Energy Business Network March 26 Newsletter
Source: Clean Energy Business Network, March 26, 2020 The Senate has passed a $2 trillion COVID-19 disaster aid bill that the House is expected to consider by the end of the week. Learn about provisions that may help your business and employees weather this crisis. Also, it’s the last chance to sign onto our FY21 appropriations […]

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March 26, 2020
Defining Essential Businesses in WA
The Washnigton state response continues to evolve, and the essential business question is front and center right now: What is an essential business? There is a new portal that all businesses should reference. Previous email addresses used for essential business inquiries are now closed. All inquiries should go through the link below: Thank you and […]

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March 25, 2020
State regulators fast track $51 million in refunds to keep Avista customer rates steady
Source: UTC, March 25, 2020 OLYMPIA, Wash. –The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission today approved a rate increase for Avista Corporation electric and natural gas customers, but fast-tracked a number of customer refunds to hold rates down this year, when many customers are facing economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. As a result, […]

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March 23, 2020
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin – March 23
Source: WA Department of Commerce, March 23, 2020 Announcements Guidelines for Energy Assistance for Low-Income Households (RCW) 19.405.120 Commerce has posted guidelines to provide background for the work directed under Energy Assistance for Low-Income Households (RCW 19.405.120). Please send questions to Sarah Vorpahl  via e-mail at sarah.vorpahl@commerce.wa.gov. Thermal renewable energy credits virtual-only workshop Commerce will be […]

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March 17, 2020
Clean Buildings Initiative Bulletin – March 16
Source: WA Department of Commerce, March 16, 2020 March 18 Clean Buildings Workshop Is CancelledThere will be no Clean Buildings workshop on March 18. Commerce continues to process comments received to date on the State’s Clean Buildings Law rulemaking effort and to develop proposed rule language based on ASHRAE Standard 100. In an effort to […]

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March 17, 2020
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin – March 16
Source: WA Department of Commerce, March 16, 2020 Announcements Upcoming workshops will be virtual-onlyIn accordance with Center for Disease Control and the Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 guidance, Commerce’s upcoming workshops will be virtual-only. Guidelines for Energy Assistance for Low-Income Households (RCW) 19.405.120Commerce has posted guidelines to provide background for the work directed under Energy Assistance for […]

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March 16, 2020
Department of Energy Announces $25 Million for Plastics Recycling R&D, Launches Upcycling Consortium
Source: DOE, March 16, 2020 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $25 million in funding for plastics recycling research and development (R&D). The funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is part of the Department’s Plastics Innovation Challenge, a comprehensive program to accelerate innovations in plastics recycling technologies. “The Trump Administration is committed to advancing plastic […]

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March 16, 2020
Final Legislative Session Report: March 16, 2020
The 2020 Legislative Session officially adjourned on time on Thursday, March 12th. This was the second half of the biennial budget session in which legislators meet in Olympia for just 60 days to pass policy bills and pass supplemental budgets. Although “short” sessions are historically intended to be limited to making minor budgetary adjustments and […]

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