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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July 31, 2019
Washington Legislative Update: Rep. Laurie Jinkins Elected Speaker of the House
Source: Brad Boswell, CleanTech Alliance Lobbyist, July 31, 2019. Today marks the 95th day since the 2019 legislative session ended. By and large, legislators are focused in their districts and interacting with their constituents. July and August tend to be the slowest months in the legislative calendar year.   The biggest intrigue of the past few […]

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July 23, 2019
One City Canned Natural Gas for New Home and Business Builds—and It Won’t Be the Last
By David R. Baker, Mark Chediak, and Bloomberg, Fortune, July 17, 2019. The fight to kick natural gas out of homes and businesses is intensifying. In a vote late Tuesday, Berkeley—the city near San Francisco long known for its progressive politics—banned the use of the heating fuel in most new buildings. Environmentalists are hailing it as the first city to enact […]

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July 19, 2019
Study: The Washington Department of Commerce Clean Energy Fund
First established in 2013, the Clean Energy Fund (CEF) funds the development, demonstration and deployment of clean energy technology in Washington State. Since 2013, Gov. Inslee has championed the fund and the legislature has continued to invest capital budget into these grant programs.

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July 11, 2019
Making food go further through waste reduction and innovation: King County Washington Food Waste Report
Source: KingCountygreen.com, June 25 Americans waste about 25 percent of all food and drinks we buy, to the tune of $130 every single month. It’s a growing problem with significant financial and environmental impacts. In 2017, 175,470 tons of commercially collected food waste from businesses and residents entered King County’s Cedar Hills Regional Landfill. When we […]

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July 9, 2019
SnoPUD’s Planet Power to Fund Five Local Solar Projects
Source: SnoPUD.com, July 9 2019 Everett, WA – Snohomish County PUD’s Planet Power program recently awarded five local organizations funds for the construction of solar energy projects. Planet Power has focused on supporting organizations that provide community services and/or renewable energy education. The program was funded through voluntary contributions from PUD customers. In this final […]

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July 3, 2019
Idaho workgroup starts efforts on salmon, steelhead recovery
Source: Keith Ridler, Idaho Statesman, June 28 Idaho Gov. Brad Little told a salmon and steelhead recovery group Friday it should focus on achievable goals that can bolster the state’s struggling fish populations. Little also told the nearly two dozen environmentalists, ranchers, recreationists, power company and state officials at their first meeting that it will […]

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