May 20, 2014
Inslee wants to wean state’s electric utilities off coal
By Phuong Le, Associated Press With an abundant supply of hydroelectric power, Washington state currently gets less than 14 percent of its electricity from coal. Gov. Jay Inslee wants to take that down to zero over time. To wean the state off coal-generated power, the Democratic governor will have to persuade the state’s three private electric […]

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May 20, 2014
Announcing 2014 Clean Tech Showcase Presenters
Media Contact: Emily Wicks May 20, 2014 Emily@wacleantech.org 206-718-1629   Washington Clean Technology Alliances Announces 2014 Clean Technology Showcase Presenters Selected companies provided exclusive opportunity to present clean technology products and expertise at inaugural event Seattle, Washington – Today, the Washington Clean Technology Alliance (WCTA) released its list of 2014 Clean Technology Showcase presenters. The […]

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April 15, 2014
Myths and realities of clean technologies | McKinsey & Company
April 2014 | bySara Hastings-Simon, Dickon Pinner, and Martin Stuchtey The world is on the cusp of a resource revolution. As our colleagues Stefan Heck and Matt Rogers argue,1 advances in information technology, nanotechnology, materials science, and biology will radically increase the productivity of resources. The result will be a new industrial revolution that will enable strong economic […]

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September 19, 2013
New Magnesium Production Method 50% More Energy Efficient
A lightweight metal that reduces fuel use in cars and planes could be extracted from the ocean through a unique process being developed at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. The process could ultimately make fuel-efficient transportation more affordable and expand the American magnesium market. Among the lightest of metals, magnesium is used in […]

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August 23, 2013
Outback Power Opens New Facility
Outback Power has opened a brand new, expanded facility in Arlington, WA.  In addition to dignitaries from the company and its parent, Alpha Group, Washington Governor Jay Inslee toured the new facility. Outback Power designs and makes renewable energy electronics.  It has 70 employees that were referred to as “highly skilled, green collar” jobs.  The […]

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June 4, 2013
Washington No. 6, Seattle No. 9 in Latest 'Green' Rankings
Washington state ranks sixth among the states and Seattle ranked ninth among U.S. cities on a new list of clean technology rankings on the U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index created by research and advisory firm Clean Edge of Portland. Source:  Ben Miller, Puget Sound Business Journal, June 4, 2013.

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April 11, 2013
Nominations Open for 2013 Global Cleantech Cluster Association Later Stage Awards
The Global Cleantech Later Stage Award evaluates the most promising later stage companies across the globe, awarding the best with the exposure they need to succeed.  Companies compete in ten categories including solar, wind, water, energy efficiency, and more.  The judges of the later stage award have invested over $3.5 billion into Cleantech initiatives globally. […]

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April 5, 2013
Winners of the University of Washington Environmental Innovation Challenge Announced
Twenty student teams from Washington pitched their innovations at the University of Washington Environmental Innovation Challenge April 4, 2013, addressing energy, urban agriculture, recycling, built environment, and water-related problems with novel solutions.  Now in its fifth year, the Environmental Innovation Challenge focuses on the development of prototypes that solve today’s biggest environmental problems and have […]

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February 19, 2013
Green Community Initiative Financing
Businesses, community groups, nonprofits and government organizations can access low-interest financing for projects that conserve energy, water, and promote environmental sustainability through King County’s Green Communities Initiative-–the first program of its kind the state.  The first application reviews will take place on April 22, 2013.  The Green Community Initiative offers access to Qualified Energy Conservation […]

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