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October 29, 2019
The Energy Leadership Summit is November 19
The Energy Leadership Summit is the must-attend clean energy event. Presented jointly by the CleanTech Alliance and the NEBC, this unique event connects policy with practice and addresses the industry’s current challenges and future opportunities. In 2019, join us in exploring the nexus of energy and climate change with more than 400 leaders and policymakers.

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October 29, 2019
Meet CleanTech Alliance Board Member Cam LeHouillier, Tacoma Power
Cam LeHouillier is the Manager of Energy Research and Development at Tacoma Power. Cam and his team manage and support over a dozen project teams that investigate new technologies and develop new utility programs, including transportation electrification. Cam has 22 years of experience working in power and natural gas utilities and has worked in many […]

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October 28, 2019
CleanTech Alliance expands Health Trust membership with new agreement with RCAW
“The bottom line is the bottom line,” stated Tom Ranken, President and CEO of CleanTech Alliance. Ranken was referring to the recent agreement between the CleanTech Alliance and the Roofing Contractors Association of Washington (RCAW). The agreement calls for a reciprocal relationship between the two organizations allowing RCAW members access to CleanTech Alliance Health Trust, […]

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September 27, 2019
Energy Leadership Summit Debate Preview!
We are excited to announce that the 2019 Energy Leadership Summit will feature a debate regarding the Snake River Dams between: Daniel Malarkey is a Senior Fellow at the Sightline Institute, a think tank providing leading original analysis of energy, economic, and environmental policy in the Pacific Northwest.  He has helped implement large-scale projects in infrastructure, […]

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Member News

November 14, 2019
Retrolux™ Winner of Schneider Electric and Powerhouse 4D Challenge Accepted into Schneider Electric Incubation Program
Boise, ID: On October 15, 2019, Schneider Electric and Powerhouse named Retrolux™ the winner of the 2019 4D Challenge Competition, receiving $25,000 in non-dilutive funding and acceptance into the Schneider Electric Incubation Program. “Winning the 4D Challenge is a great honor for us and validates our company vision,” says Leif Elgethun, Founder and CEO at […]

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November 5, 2019
Roofing Contractors Association of Washington Holiday Gala
The roofing community is filled with great people–please join them for the annual Roofing Contractors Association of Washington  Holiday Gala and Casino Night.  This year’s event will be an amazing evening–and will make a difference.  As a new tradition, a portion of all proceeds of the gala will be donated to Toys for Tots.  Everyone […]

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November 1, 2019
Energy Department Announces $24.9 Million Funding Selections to Advance Hydropower Technologies
Source: U.S. Dept. of Energy, October 31, 2019 Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced selections for up to $24.9 million in funding to drive innovative, industry-led technology solutions to advance the marine and hydrokinetics industry and increase hydropower’s ability to serve as a flexible grid resource. Innovative water power technologies have the potential to increase […]

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October 29, 2019
The Energy Leadership Summit is November 19
The Energy Leadership Summit is the must-attend clean energy event. Presented jointly by the CleanTech Alliance and the NEBC, this unique event connects policy with practice and addresses the industry’s current challenges and future opportunities. In 2019, join us in exploring the nexus of energy and climate change with more than 400 leaders and policymakers.

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October 23, 2019
Pacific Northwest National Lab plays role in federally funded AI research center
Source: Alan Boyle, GeekWire, October 3, 2019 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is joining forces with two other research powerhouses to pioneer a new $5.5 million research center created by the U.S. Department of Energy to focus on the biggest challenges in artificial intelligence. The Center for Artificial Intelligence-Focused Architectures and Algorithms, or ARIAA, will promote collaborative projects for scientists […]

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Public Policy

November 18, 2019
Weekly Washington Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin
Nov. 18, 2019. Don’t forget to also visit the CETA rulemaking web page. Announcements Nov. 27 comments due on potential rules for demonstrating compliance Commerce is requesting comments by Nov. 27 on potential rules concerning compliance requirements. The Oct. 21 meeting materials and our informal feedback notes may be useful in preparing comments. Dec. 6 […]

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November 15, 2019
UPDATE: Washington Election Results
Source: Brad Boswell, CleanTech Alliance Lobbyist, November 15, 2019. 206.300.6270, brad@boswellconsulting.org. This will be the final election update. The Secretary of State has until December 5th to certify the elections. There are 4.5 million registered voters in Washington State.  Right now counted turnout stands at 44.62%. So far, 2,009,657 votes have been counted.  It appears there […]

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November 12, 2019
Regulators invite comments on Integrated Resource Planning rulemaking
Source: UTC, Nov 8, 2019 Olympia, Wash. – The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to comment on a rulemaking to revise rules related to integrated resource planning, required by Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation. Integrated resource plans (IRPs) are 20-year energy forecasts developed by utilities for planning purposes. The Clean Energy Transformation Act, […]

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November 12, 2019
UPDATE: Washington Election Results
Source: Brad Boswell, CleanTech Alliance Lobbyist, November 8, 2019. 206.300.6270, brad@boswellconsulting.org. Ballot counting continued today for the 4th day since election night and there are now roughly 260,000 ballots that still need to be counted. Voter turnout has risen to 38.62%, which is nearing the predicted 40%. Most races have not changed notably since our last […]

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Opportunities

November 13, 2019
Job Opportunity: Commerce Specialist 3 – Clean Technology and Advanced Manufacturing
The Washington State Department of Commerce Office of Economic Development and Competitiveness is seeking a Commerce Specialist 3 within the Small Business Export Assistance Unit. This position is responsible for specific tasks within the Clean Technology and Advanced Manufacturing sectors, as well as supporting the Maritime and Forest Products sectors, by developing export marketing and sales […]

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November 4, 2019
Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin
Source: Department of Commerce, November 4, 2019. Comments on energy assistance programs (Section 12) open until Dec. 4 A discussion draft following the low-income and equity workshop, being held Nov. 4 in Tacoma, will be posted by Nov. 8 and held open for comment until Dec. 4. The discussion draft will be used to develop […]

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October 30, 2019
Preliminary Notice for Grant Funding Opportunity for EV Charging Infrastructure along High-Traffic Transportation Corridors in WA
Beginning in December, the Washington Department of Ecology will open a grant opportunity providing about $4 million on a competitive basis to install or upgrade existing publicly available direct current fast chargers (DCFC) along high-traffic transportation corridors. This grant funding opportunity will open December 3, 2019 and close February 4, 2020. Eligible Projects and Potential […]

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October 30, 2019
Opportunity: Solar Installers of WA Industry Growth & Development Director
Solar Installers of Washington (SIW) is hiring – we are looking for a an energetic, organized, creative, hardworking, personable candidate to coordinate the growth of our cutting-edge industry association.  Candidates must be ready to lead administrative duties, fundraise, and also to serve as the solar community’s campaign director in Washington State legislative and rulemaking processes.  […]

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October 29, 2019
Opportunity: Washington State University Senior Design Capstone in Computer Science and Software Engineering Projects
Senior Design Capstone in Computer Science and Software Engineering The WSU capstone program is currently seeking companies to sponsor a design project for computer science, computer engineering and software engineering students. This two semester program will provide your company with a team of 3-5 seniors to design solutions for your company.  With an academic and […]

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