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
Commentary – So Who’s Still Funding Early-Stage Cleantech?
By Rob Day, originally published by Green Tech Media Rob Day is a Partner with Black Coral Capital, based in Boston.  He has been a cleantech private equity investor since 2004, and acts or has served as a Director, Observer and advisory board member to multiple companies in the energy tech and related sectors. The views […]

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April 15, 2014
Cleantech Open's 2014 application deadline is May 1
Be on your game.  Start your application for the 2014 Cleantech Open program today and position yourself and your company to win! Being your application and pay your application fee before April 23rd, and you’ll have the opportunity to access to the deep expertise of a business foundation expert to help you forumlate your application. […]

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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 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 20, 2014
Federal License Issued for Snohomish PUD Tidal Project in Puget Sound
Everett, WA — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted unanimously today to issue a license to Snohomish County Public Utility District for a tidal energy pilot project in Admiralty Inlet, west of Whidbey Island, Wash. The project – the first grid-connected array of large-scale tidal energy turbines in the world – includes installation, operation […]

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March 10, 2014
Washington State Legislative Update – Week 7
UPDATE March 13, 2014 – The legislative bodies are finalizing the supplemental budget and are working on other final outstanding issues.  The budget negotiators released their proposed supplemental budget but did not include renewal of the technology sector Research and Development (R&D) incentive program.  They did, however, end on a positive note with the Governor’s Clean […]

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