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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December 20, 2013
Funding Opportunity: State Energy Program 2013 Competitive Awardee Projects
The State Energy Program awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. Below is a list of projects under three areas of interest: Advancing Industrial Energy Efficiency, Stimulating Energy Efficiency Action in States, and Retrofitting Public Buildings. More […]

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July 19, 2013
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue Region Ranks 10th in Venture Capital
Some non-obvious regions are better for entrepreneurs than exepected, according to Brad Feld, Managing Director of the Foundry Group and author of Startup Communities: Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City.  Feld wrote about the importance of “entrepreneurial density”–or the ratio of start-up founders and those they employ to the general population of a city–in […]

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July 3, 2013
Northwest Energy Angels May Break Investing Record in 2013
The Northwest Energy Angels have invested more than $1.8 million thus far in 2013.  They are on pace to surpass their record 2012.  This year the group has made ten investments.  They include follow on and out-of-state firms.  NWEA is the oldest cleantech angel investing group in the country. “We continue to be the angel […]

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June 13, 2013
Cleantech Seed Funding Offered by Startup Powerhouse
By Kevin Owyang, Evangelist/Partnerships/Sponsorships, SVP Fast Pitch Seattle For the third year, Social Venture Partners will produce SVP Fast Pitch Seattle, a powerhouse of funding for innovative non-profits and for-profits.   This year $250,000+ will be awarded in grants in seed money for organizations that impact social or environmental problems in the Puget Sound Area – […]

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June 12, 2013
USDA Announces $98.6 Million for BioFuels
This information is provided courtesy of Thomas B. Young, Deputy District Director | Office of Congressman Dave Reichert | 22605 SE 56th Street, Suite 130 | Issaquah, WA 98029 | tom.young@mail.House.gov | Phone: 425.677.7414 | Fax: 425.270.3589 | reichert.house.gov WASHINGTON, June 11, 2013 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of up to $98.6 […]

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June 10, 2013
Optimum Energy Raises $12.2 Million
Optimum Energy, developer of software that intelligently adjusts a building’s temperature in order to reduce energy consumption, raised $12.2 million from Navitas Capital and Columbia Pacific Capital Management.  The company is based in Seattle.  The company has been experiencing “torrid” growth. Source:  John Cook, Geekwire, June 7, 2013.

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May 28, 2013
NREL Industry Growth Forum Call for Applications
Application Deadline is August 16, 2013 The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is pleased to invite emerging clean energy startups from across the globe to apply to present their business opportunities at the 26th Industry Growth Forum.  To be held December 3-4. Apply by August 16, 2013 at the NREL Industry Growth Forum Website.

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