April 9, 2014
Offshore Wind Advances in Rhode Island, Texas and Georgia
Originally published by Clean Technica The United States may lag behind Europe and China when it comes to building offshore wind farms and connecting them to the grid, but there’s one aspect of the industry we remain very competitive in – announcing prospective projects. While the installed total capacity of offshore wind is now over 7,000 megawatts (MW) worldwide, […]

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April 7, 2014
Wind Power Has Cut U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions By 4.4%
By Kate Sheppard, Huffington Post The growth of wind power in the United States is putting a significant dent in emissions, according to a forthcoming report from the American Wind Energy Association. Wind generation avoided 95.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide in 2013, which is equivalent to taking 16.9 million cars off the road. […]

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April 7, 2014
Korvata Wins $10,000 Grand Prize at UW Environmental Innovation Challenge
$27,500 Awarded to Entrepreneurial Student Innovators April 3, 2014 – The annual UW Environmental Innovation Challenge (EIC), now in its sixth year, challenges interdisciplinary student teams to define an environmental problem, develop a solution, produce a prototype, and create a business summary that demonstrates the commercial viability of their product, process or service. 23 teams were selected […]

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April 3, 2014
DOE Refreshes $16B Green Car Loan Program
The U.S. government’s controversial green car loan program is getting a makeover, which could unleash its remaining $16 billion in allocated funds. During an event Wednesday, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced that the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing (ATVM) Loan Program, which allocated loans to green automakers between 2009 and 2011, will be improved in a […]

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April 2, 2014
The disruptive potential of solar power
The economics of solar power are improving. It is a far more cost-competitive power source today than it was in the mid-2000s, when installations and manufacturing were taking off, subsidies were generous, and investors were piling in. Consumption continued rising even as the MAC Global Solar Energy Index fell by 50 percent between 2011 and the […]

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April 1, 2014
US Clean Tech Sector Attracts Investment from Abroad
By Erin Ailworth, Boston Globe Foreign investors are pouring millions of dollars into US alternative energy companies, seeking new technologies and markets even as enthusiasm for the once hot industry wanes among their American counterparts. Last week, for example, Japan’s NEC Corp. paid roughly $100 million for a Westborough-based division of the advanced battery maker A123 Systems […]

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March 3, 2014
'Sustainability' is venture capital's new buzzword
By Cheryl Kaften, Sustainable Business Investors who have shied away from clean-tech companies for the past two years haven’t lost interest, but are broadening their scope into more areas of sustainability, according to a report by Cleantech IQ [PDF]. “The definition of ‘clean tech’ has expanded greatly. There is still some perception that when you talk about clean tech, […]

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August 28, 2013
King County Metro is in a Bind – Electric Metropool the Answer?
Originally published Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 4:08 PM By Steve Marshall When the county’s $20 congestion fee on car tabs expires next year, Metro may have to cut bus service by 17 percent, which is why Metro is looking to the Legislature to allow the car-tab fee to continue or to provide another option for […]

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August 28, 2013
State Receives a Menu of Climate Change Options
By John Stang Five years ago, Washington’s Legislature set a goal to reduce carbon house emissions by 2020. Gov. Jay Inslee and a panel are looking for an extra pair of hands. Washington now has a list of programs worldwide from which to steal, or borrow, as a legislative panel tackles climate change in this […]

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