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August 2, 2019
CleanTech Breakfast Series Kicks Off Next Month!
The Breakfast Series presents notable cleantech speakers for a monthly conversation followed by networking with 100 cleantech industry leaders on the second Wednesday of each month from September through May (except November, which is reserved for the Energy Leadership Summit). Register for the entirety of the series and save! Our first event, on September 11, will feature Derek Ruckman, VP & Group Manager of Recology – Pacific Northwest. Derek will speak on Recology's Waste Zero Mission. Derek plans, directs, and evaluates all aspects of Recology’s collection and processing operations in Washington and Oregon. Derek’s goal is to ensure safe, efficient, innovative, high-quality, and ethical service to all customers, while remaining mindful of the environment in which they operate.

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July 29, 2019
CleanTech Alliance Partnership with NW Innovation Resource Center Announced
Seattle and Everett, WA – July 18, 2019 – The NW Innovation Resource Center (NWIRC) and Clean Tech Alliance have signed an agreement which will amplify resources for startups and small businesses in northwest Washington. The partnership provides for shared member and program benefits. Beginning in September 2019 CleanTech Alliance will make their CleanTech Breakfast […]

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July 24, 2019
2019 Showcase Keynote Speaker Eric Beckwitt: “A Green Future for Freight”
Eric Beckwitt is the Founder and CEO of Freightera.  Freightera is an Expedia-like North American platform for automating freight shipping and reducing emissions from freight transport. Eric has successfully designed, obtained funding for, and implemented large scale private and government resource management projects for 25 years. He has worked as a conservation GIS Analyst, developed […]

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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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Member News

August 21, 2019
Research in Tri-Cities could make cars and planes more fuel efficient and super strong
Source: Steven Ashby, Tri-City Herald, August 19, 2019 Superman may be known as the “Man of Steel,” but scientific superheroes at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are developing a novel approach for manufacturing metals with superior strength. Drawing on deep materials science expertise and engineering know-how, PNNL researchers are paving the way for adoption […]

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August 15, 2019
The rebirth of nuclear power could come from Bellevue, if Congress approves
Source: John Strang, Crosscut, August 15, 2019 Nuclear power has stalled in the United States. The country’s 97 commercial reactors provide 20 percent of its power, but only one reactor has gone online since 1998 — in Tennessee in 2016. Two more reactors — behind schedule and way over budget — are due to become operational in the […]

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August 9, 2019
Seattle-Area Energy-Storage Company Group14 Technologies Gets A Capital Boost
Source: Bill Conroy, Seattle Business, August 9, 2019. Group14 Technologies Inc., based in Woodinville, located just east of Bothell, has successfully raised $14.4 million as part of an $18.1 million equity offering to advance its efforts to develop a better battery to help power the expanding electric-vehicle and energy-storage market. The company, spun out in […]

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July 24, 2019
Protium Innovations LLC winner of hydrogen-solutions competition, the H2 Refuel Accelerator
Source: Protium Innovations LLC, Elijah Shoemake, July 22, 2019 Pullman, Wash. – Protium Innovations LLC, a local hydrogen solutions for electric transportation company, has landed one of seven coveted spots in the prestigious, international launch program, The H2 Refuel Accelerator. The H2 Refuel Accelerator has the support of international corporate giants Shell and Toyota, and the […]

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Public Policy

August 19, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement
Source: DOE, August 19, 2019  The Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs issued its first Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Fiscal Year 2020.  The Phase I Release 1 FOA, with approximately $31.5 million in available funding, will allow small businesses to submit applications to establish […]

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August 15, 2019
Tour the Chehalis Generation Facility
Source: Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, August 15, 2019 Members of the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) will tour the Chehalis Generation Facility on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. The tour will begin at the facility at 09:00 AM promptly and continue for approximately 2 hours, until 11:00 AM. The site visit is open to […]

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August 9, 2019
Rule Making: Public Comment and Workshop for New Energy & Water Appliance Standards
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, August 9, 2019 Written comments DUE AUG. 26 The Washington Department of Commerce has set two opportunities for stakeholders to provide input on the state’s new appliance standards. Commerce is developing rules to implement legislation enacted by the Legislature earlier this year. The standards will save energy and water for […]

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August 8, 2019
Puget Sound Energy and Avista on Track to Meet 2019 Renewable Energy Targets
Source: Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, August 8, 2019. OLYMPIA, WA – The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission found Puget Sound Energy and Avista, two of the state’s investor-owned electric utilities, are in compliance with state renewable energy requirements. The Energy Independence Act, approved by voters in 2006, requires qualifying electric utilities to obtain a […]

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Opportunities

August 19, 2019
U.S. Department of Energy Issues Small Business Research and Development Funding Opportunity Announcement
Source: DOE, August 19, 2019  The Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs issued its first Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Fiscal Year 2020.  The Phase I Release 1 FOA, with approximately $31.5 million in available funding, will allow small businesses to submit applications to establish […]

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August 15, 2019
Vietnam Solar Farm Opportunity
PSL Inc. has contracts and an agreement to support the Government of Hue Province, Vietnam for the installation of a solar power plant that will have a capacity of up to 500 MW.  The PSL team has supported to Government of Hue Province, Vietnam for infrastructure projects over the last six years.  They now are […]

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August 15, 2019
Tour the Chehalis Generation Facility
Source: Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, August 15, 2019 Members of the Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) will tour the Chehalis Generation Facility on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. The tour will begin at the facility at 09:00 AM promptly and continue for approximately 2 hours, until 11:00 AM. The site visit is open to […]

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July 9, 2019
Job Opportunity: Director of Finance and Operations
SEI US is hiring a Director of Finance and Operations to support its mission and its dedicated group of professionals committed to effective energy, water and climate policy. Location: Somerville, MA (preferred), Davis, CA (potential) or Seattle, WA (potential)Contract: 40 hours per weekDeadline: Ideally, no later than 5 August, 2019 or until position is filled SEI […]

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