July 18, 2014
Washington State Ranks 7th in Cleantech
The 2014 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index, released Tuesday by research firm Clean Edge, tracks the the clean-tech activities of all 50 states and the 50 largest metro areas in the nation. by Matt Williams / July 17, 2014 For the fifth consecutive year California sits atop an index of clean-tech activity in the U.S., […]

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May 16, 2014
'Green Investment Bank' Plan for Cleantech Projects
The Green Party says it would set up a $120 million “Green Investment Bank” to fund green tech projects, with the money to come from hiking oil and gas royalties. “The Green Investment Bank will be an enduring, government-owned, for-profit bank partnering with private sector to fund new projects ranging from renewable energy and biofuel […]

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May 16, 2014
Clean energy is working in Ohio but may come to a halt after 2014
Ohio utilities admit that clean energy standards are saving money. In filings to the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO), the power companies admit energy efficiency programs alone have netted Ohio consumers more than $1 billion in savings to date, and will result in more than $4.1 billion in savings over the program’s life. Ohio utility American […]

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May 13, 2014
Random Thoughts from the Chairman | May 13
In my last column I wrote about two trends: a growing reliance on science and technology in our everyday lives, coupled with a growing ignorance about science among the public. Where will these two trends take us? Dependence on something not well understood is frustrating, because one’s actions are limited by an unknown and unrecognized […]

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May 1, 2014
Energy Savvy raises $7M to build energy efficiency software for utilities
By Emily Parkhurst, Puget Sound Business Journal Seattle startup EnergySavvy announced Thursday that it has raised $7 million, which the company intends to use to go on a hiring binge. San Francisco-based Prelude Ventures led the round. “The problem with energy efficiency is that it’s kind of hard to measure. There isn’t an energy efficiency meter,” […]

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April 25, 2014
Clean Energy Finance Through the Bond Market: A New Option for Progress
State and local bond finance represents a powerful but underutilized tool for future clean energy investment. For 100 years, the nation’s state and local infrastructure finance agencies have issued trillions of dollars’ worth of public finance bonds to fund the construction of the nation’s roads, bridges, hospitals, and other infrastructure—and literally built America. Now, as clean […]

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April 25, 2014
Plum Energy Steps Up to Displace Diesel with LNG
Strategic investment from Avista Corp. to support growth SEATTLE, WA – April 23, 2014: Plum Energy, LLC, which is engaged in the development  of small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) value chains, today announced an investment from Avista Capital, a subsidiary of Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA).  Avista Corp. is a Spokane, Wash.- based energy company involved in […]

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April 23, 2014
WWU teams wins $10,000 at UW Environmental Innovation Challenge
A team of six Western Washington University students won $10,000 for their NOVA Solar Window plan at the 6th Annual Environmental Innovation Challenge on Thursday, April 3 at the Seattle Center’s Exhibition Hall.  The Western team won the $5,000 second-place prize sponsored by Puget Sound Energy and the $5,000 Clean Energy Prize sponsored by the […]

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April 16, 2014
Celebrate Earth Day at SPU with “Evergreen: The Washington Clean Tech Story”
Save the date! April 22, 2014 | 3:30 PM | Seattle Pacific University, Otto Miller Hall, 3469 Third Ave West, Seattle Guest lecture and media presentation: “Sustainable Solutions” The transformative business case for sustainability – explained! and Hal Calbom, Sustainable Media Group, “Evergreen: The Washington Clean Tech Story” Admission is free. Networking reception following at […]

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April 15, 2014
GreenAngel Energy Appoints New Directors
Vancouver, BC – April 15, 2014 – GreenAngel Energy Corp. (“GreenAngel”) (TSX-V: GAE) is pleased to announce that it has appointed two new directors to its board, Ms. Thealzel Lee and Mr. Mike Walkinshaw. Thealzel Lee has over 30 years in leadership, organizational and entrepreneurial roles as a business and marketing strategist and as a retail franchise […]

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