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September 10, 2019
Corning Joins CleanTech Alliance to Further Air Purification System
Source: Corning Inc., September 10, 2019 A new collaboration with the CleanTech Alliance, a coalition furthering the development of clean technology, may help Corning clean the air we breathe.   “We are actively looking for strategic collaborations to develop demonstrations of the Corning Air Treatment System,” Huiqing Wu, research associate, Corning Research Center China, said during […]

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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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Member News

September 16, 2019
Pacific Power on track to meet 2019 renewable energy targets
Source: UTC, August 8, 2019 The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission found Pacific Power, one of the state’s investor-owned electric utilities, is in compliance with state renewable energy requirements for 2019. The Energy Independence Act, approved by voters in 2006, requires qualifying electric utilities to obtain a certain percentage of their electricity from eligible renewable […]

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September 10, 2019
Corning Joins CleanTech Alliance to Further Air Purification System
Source: Corning Inc., September 10, 2019 A new collaboration with the CleanTech Alliance, a coalition furthering the development of clean technology, may help Corning clean the air we breathe.   “We are actively looking for strategic collaborations to develop demonstrations of the Corning Air Treatment System,” Huiqing Wu, research associate, Corning Research Center China, said during […]

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September 3, 2019
Learn about the Retirement Marketplace at the 2019 Biz Fair Sept 21!
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, September 3, 2019 On Sept. 21, we will be showcasing our Retirement Marketplace at the 23rd annual Washington Small Business Fair.  The Retirement Marketplace is an online portal where people can find retirement plans — with no fees to their business — that are affordable for employees at an annual fee of […]

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August 29, 2019
Retrolux Joins Silicon Valley Entrepreneurial Program
Source: Retrolux, Dean Ernst, July 17, 2019 A Boise startup is the only Idaho company to be invited to participate in a prestigious Silicon Valley-based entrepreneurial program. Retrolux, a Boise-based startup that develops software for the energy-efficient lighting industry using sensors and the Internet of Things (IoT), has been named to the Founder Friendly Labs […]

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August 27, 2019
Grants now available to increase efficiency, environmental performance of state-owned facilities
Source: WA Department of Commerce, August 26 The Department of Commerce is now accepting Phase 1 Applications from state agencies and institutions for $6.5 million in State Project Improvement (SPI) grants. This program is intended to encourage upcoming state-owned facilities projects to choose more energy-efficient project options, such as high-efficiency heating systems and windows. By […]

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Public Policy

September 16, 2019
Washington Clean Energy Fund Awards 10 Innovative Research, Development, and Demonstration Projects
Source: Sandy Fazeli, NASEO, June 21, 2019 The Washington State Department of Commerce has announced over $8.2 million in grants from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to 10 proposed projects that will support research, development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in Washington. The selected projects cover a wide range of technology innovations, including the state’s first […]

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September 10, 2019
Notification: Comments Received by WA Dept. of Commerce for Clean Energy Transformation Act Draft Rule
Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, September 10, 2013. The Washington State Department of Commerce has received fifteen stakeholder comments concerning the draft rule language for federal incremental hydro, renewable energy certificates and the social cost of greenhouse gases. All comments have been posted on the Clean Energy Transformation Act web page. The document can […]

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September 9, 2019
WA Clean Energy Transition Act Webinar: September 23, 2019
Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, Sept. 9, 2019 The Washington State Department of Commerce invites you to learn more about what is possible for community clean energy planning featuring lessons from a rural community at the upcoming webinar Community Grid Modernization and Workforce Development: Lessons from Tenino, WA. As implementation of the Clean Energy Transition […]

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September 4, 2019
California Proposes $100M in Energy Storage Incentives to Boost Wildfire Resiliency
Source: CleanTech Law Partners, August 25, 2019. An incentive carve-out for high-fire-risk areas could boost uptake among customers most likely to want solar-storage systems. California regulators want to direct $100 million in state energy storage incentives to a new class of disadvantaged customers: those living in parts of the state at the highest risk of […]

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August 30, 2019
Vancouver receives $22M from federal government for urban climate centre
Source: CTV News Vancouver, Alyse Kotyk, August 29, 2019 t’s been eight years since Vancouver adopted the goal of becoming the greenest city in the world by 2020 and that deadline is swiftly approaching. On Thursday, the federal government announced it will be giving $22 million to help the city create an urban climate centre […]

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Opportunities

September 16, 2019
How to Apply for Government Grants and Loans
Source: USA.gov, accessed September 9, 2019 Free Money from the Government The federal government does not offer grants or “free money” to individuals to start a business or cover personal expenses, contrary to what you might see online or in the media. Websites or other publications claiming to offer “free money from the government” are often scams. Report them to […]

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September 3, 2019
Learn about the Retirement Marketplace at the 2019 Biz Fair Sept 21!
Source: Washington Department of Commerce, September 3, 2019 On Sept. 21, we will be showcasing our Retirement Marketplace at the 23rd annual Washington Small Business Fair.  The Retirement Marketplace is an online portal where people can find retirement plans — with no fees to their business — that are affordable for employees at an annual fee of […]

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August 30, 2019
Washington State Department of Commerce: Washington Energy Delegation to Chile
Santiago, Chile | November 18-22 TBD Washington State is planning to lead a delegation to Santiago prior to COP-25.   The delegation will include State government representatives and, ideally, 5-10 companies.  Topics for discussion may include renewable thermal energy development (solar, geothermal, biomass, district energy) wave & tidal energy, grid modernization/resilience, electric public transportation, buildings and […]

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August 27, 2019
Grants now available to increase efficiency, environmental performance of state-owned facilities
Source: WA Department of Commerce, August 26 The Department of Commerce is now accepting Phase 1 Applications from state agencies and institutions for $6.5 million in State Project Improvement (SPI) grants. This program is intended to encourage upcoming state-owned facilities projects to choose more energy-efficient project options, such as high-efficiency heating systems and windows. By […]

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August 26, 2019
Clean Energy Transformation Act: Comment deadline Sept. 6
Source: WA Department of Commerce, August 26, 2019 Commerce convened a rulemaking workshop in Olympia on Aug. 22 pertaining to implementation of the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA). Written comments on draft rule language discussed at the workshop are due Sept. 6. Instructions for submitting comments: Proposed language changes appear as edits in the draft […]

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