April 8, 2020
CleanTech Alliance COVID-19 Impact Survey
A set of regional business associations and agencies are coordinating an effort to assess the economic impacts of COVID-19. The information will inform strategies to speed recovery and may lead to emergency relief programs and support.

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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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April 2, 2020
Commentary: We Are All Americans
By Leif Elgethun, RetroLux, Boise, ID, and CleanTech Alliance Board member, April 2, 2020. I would like to take a moment to thank all the contractors, electricians and installers who are keeping the lights on at the hospitals, grocery stores, warehouse and other essential businesses throughout this country. You are a vital part of the […]

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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 27, 2020
Green Jobs are on the Rise
How many ‘green jobs’ are there in Seattle? In Washington, Oregon, and California? In the US? In the world? To find the answer to these questions and more, we pored over dozens of peer-reviewed studies, looked at data from different governmental organizations, and sifted through reports from nonprofits and other organizations.

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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 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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February 19, 2020
Commentary: The Feds Try Yet Again To Sell Off BPA And TVA
Source: Jim Conca, Forbes, Feb 18, 2020 The new DOE 2021 Federal budget request came out last week at $35.4 billion, down from 2020’s $38.5 billion. There were some nice surprises, but also some same old stupid ideas. Good surprises included increased funding for advanced reactors, reprocessing of spent fuel (but then why did we […]

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