May 1, 2019
Avista seeks WA regulatory approval for rate increases over two years
Source: Amy Edelen, Spokesman-Review, April 30, 2019. Avista Corp. filed a request Tuesday with Washington regulators to raise electric and natural gas rates over the next two years. Avista’s rate proposal, if approved by the Utilities and Transportation Commission, would see rates increased April 1, 2020, and April 1, 2021. For a typical household using […]

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May 1, 2019
2019 WA Legislative Final Session Report
April 30, 2019: End of Session Final Session Report The 2019 Legislative Session officially adjourned on Sunday, April 28th, the first time the Legislature has ended on time for a budget-writing session in ten years. This 105-day biennial budget-writing session was marked by a slate of newly elected legislators entering the mix and significantly strengthened […]

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April 24, 2019
Solar Fairness Act Passes State Legislature
Source: Zoey Burrows, SolarStrong WA, April 23 Legislators in Olympia celebrated Earth Day by passing the Solar Fairness Act on April 22, along with other precedent-setting climate and clean energy bills. Governor Inslee still needs to sign these into law in the weeks to come, but the outlook is positive. This bill is a major […]

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April 16, 2019
K&L Gates’ Energy Storage Handbook 4.0
As a courtesy to clients and friends, the K&L Gates Power practice has updated the Energy Storage Handbook. This Energy Storage Handbook is designed to be a basic primer on what energy storage is, how it is regulated by federal and state governments, and what sorts of issues are encountered when such projects are financed […]

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April 15, 2019
Week 13: 2019 WA Legislative Session Report
April 14, 2019: Week Thirteen. Week 13 here in Olympia has come and gone and with it the last of committee action on bills that are still making their way through the legislature. Following Tuesday’s deadline for bills with a budget impact to be voted out of their opposite-house fiscal committee, legislators turned back to […]

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March 8, 2019
CNN: World’s Top 100 Most Polluted Cities in 2018
By Bianca Britton, CNN, March 5, 2019 Asia has dominated a new list of the world’s most polluted cities of 2018.  According to the report from AirVisual, which measured 3,000 cities, air pollution will cause around 7 million premature deaths globally next year and have a major economic impact. It noted that although South Asian […]

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February 26, 2019
CleanTech Innovation Showcase 2019
The 6th Annual CleanTech Innovation Showcase will bring the industry together to discuss the latest cleantech innovations, ideas and initiatives on June 24. Stay tuned for more information!

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January 17, 2019
CleanTech Day in Olympia
CleanTech Day in Olympia offers CleanTech Alliance members an exclusive opportunity to engage and educate Washington State policymakers on the impact of clean technology research, innovation and jobs.

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January 11, 2019
SEL founder inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame
Tuesday, January 8 PULLMAN, Washington — Edmund O. Schweitzer, III, president and chief technology officer of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories is to be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in recognition of his invention of the digital protective relay. Schweitzer was included in the list of 19 inventors to receive this honor that was […]

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