August 5, 2014
Life on the Grid is Getting Smarter
UW Clean Energy Institute Research Update For nearly a century, the electrical grid remained essentially the same. Yet, as electricity consumers we keep asking it to do more for us. Chill or heat our homes. Help keep our drinks cold, freeze our food and dry our laundry. Charge our phones, computers and cars. Deliver us […]

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July 25, 2014
Alternative Fusion Technologies Heat Up
Jul 24, 2014 |By M. Mitchell Waldrop and Nature magazine *The full article includes reference to Tri Alpha Energy and General Fusion. Helion Energy in Redmond, Washington is developing a linear colliding-beam reactor that would be small enough to be carried on the back of a large truck. The Helion reactor will fire a steady stream of plasmoids from each […]

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July 9, 2014
After spinning out record number of startups, UW C4C named 'emerging incubator of the year'
By Emily Parkhurst, Puget Sound Business Journal When Michael Young took the reins of Washington state’s largest public university in 2011, he pledged to slash the red tape and spin out more companies than ever before from the University of Washington. Well, it’s working. And now the school is getting recognized for it. The UW Center for Commercialization’s business […]

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July 3, 2014
UW Breaks Last Year’s Record With 18 New Companies Formed
By Benjamin Romano, Xconomy Seattle The University of Washington spun out 18 startup companies in the fiscal year just ended, a record level that serves as a powerful counterpoint to recent criticism that its commercialization practices have over-emphasized revenue generation at the expense of other priorities. This year’s class of startups follows 17 spun out […]

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June 30, 2014
Solar Energy Research: It's better not to be self-absorbed
~UW Clean Energy Institute Research Update~ Researchers at UW’s Clean Energy Institute have developed a luminescent solar concentrator that absorbs light over a large area then re-emits it. The concentrator directs light to photovoltaic cells on the edge of the glass layer, which is then converted into electricity. The process, which eliminates so-called self-absorbson, or […]

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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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March 18, 2014
Bright Ideas for Seattle City Light
Seattle City Light has been trying to shine a light on the issue of how to derive 15% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. This deadline based on state legislation presents a clear goal, but not a clear solution. The utility is actively debating how to most effectively balance between hydro-power, wind and […]

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December 16, 2013
Inslee Opens UW Clean Energy Institute, Targets Carbon Regulation
By Benjamin Romano, Xconomy Seattle Gov. Jay Inslee, inaugurating a new Clean Energy Institute at the University of Washington on Thursday, reaffirmed his calls for a price on carbon dioxide emissions in the state. Having secured $6 million from the state Legislature for the inter-disciplinary institute, a feat Inslee describes as “a dream come true for […]

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September 23, 2013
How are Pacific Northwest Retail Innovators Leading the Way in Sustainability?
Stop! Before you select same-day delivery for your next iPad, Kindle or Keurig think about the energy footprint of your purchasing power. The retail sector is at the core of 70% of American energy usage and 15% of our CO2 emissions can be attributed to the transportation and distribution of consumer goods alone. Join us on October […]

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