May 1, 2020
UTC Markets Stakeholder Work Group Recap
On April 30, 2020, the UTC hosted a Market Stakeholder Work Group virtual webinar to talk about the basics of energy markets and transmission. First, Rick Link from PacifiCorp talked about Integrated Resource Planning and how utilities need to look ahead at what resources will be available in the coming years. Then, Ravi Aggarwal from […]

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June 14, 2018
Seawater Yields First Grams of Yellowcake
(Sequim, WA–June 13, 2018)  For the first time, researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and LCW Supercritical Technologies have created five grams of yellowcake — a powdered form of uranium used to produce fuel for nuclear power production — using acrylic fibers to extract it from seawater. “This is a significant milestone,” said Gary Gill, […]

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June 11, 2018
PNNL Technology Clears Way for Ethanol-Derived Jet Fuel
ASTM International recently revised ASTM D7566 Annex A5 — the Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons — to add ethanol as an approved feedstock for producing alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK). The revision of ASTM D7566 Annex A5 clears the way for increased adoption of sustainable aviation fuels because ethanol feedstocks can be made […]

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August 8, 2014
Opportunity: Free Solar Equipment for Groups
The Solarize South County Community Coalition seeks applications from qualified community organizations interested in having a donated solar photovoltaic system installed at their facility, an award worth about $20,000, with the added value of up to $1,250 per year in electricity savings and incentive payments. The equipment will serve as a community award as part […]

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July 24, 2014
Energy from biofuels can match crude oil levels
By Andy Tully, originally published by Oilprice.com The beauty of biofuels is that they don’t pollute. After that things can get ugly. First, biofuel, an oil made from plant tissues, doesn’t generate as much energy as an equal amount of crude oil. And the oil is difficult to refine because it contains too much water […]

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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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July 8, 2014
Silicon sponge improves lithium-ion battery performance
By Frances White, PNNL RICHLAND, Wash. – The lithium-ion batteries that power our laptops and electric vehicles could store more energy and run longer on a single charge with the help of a sponge-like silicon material. Researchers developed the porous material to replace the graphite traditionally used in one of the battery’s electrodes, as silicon has […]

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June 5, 2014
Congressman McDermott Introduces 2 Pieces of Environmental Legislation
May 29, 2014 – Washington D.C. McDermott Introduces Bill to Help Forge Clean Energy Solutions WASHINGTON, DC – Jim McDermott (D, WA-7) has introduced the Investing to Modernize the Production of American Clean Energy and Technology Act of 2014 (H.R. 4753). By promoting strategic, targeted tax credits and closing oil company tax loopholes, this legislation seeks to ignite […]

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