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The Impact of Excessive Heat on the Power Grid

CleanTech Alliance

In June 2021, the Pacific Northwest suffered the worst heat wave in recorded history. Since record keeping began in 1894, only three days have ever recorded a temperature of over 100° F, but June 2021 had three consecutive days of temperatures over 100° F.

Perkins Coie Breakfast Series 10/20

CleanTech Alliance

Join us on Oct 20 from 8-9:30 AM as Jason Herbert from Energy Northwest talks about the TRi Energy Partnership

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Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, October 19, 2021 The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC or commission) invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 and source 100% of their […]. Public Policy rulemaking utc utc clean energy bulletin weekly bulletin

Water Infrastructure: Snake River Dam Removal Panel

CleanTech Alliance

Join us may 6 for an informative discussion on the future of the Snake River. Alliance News

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How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation (CETA) Bulletin- October 18

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, October 18, 2021 UTC requests comments on draft CETA rule Last week the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) published a request for comments on draft rule text to interpret the provisions in CETA that require utilities to “use electricity” that is renewable or non-emitting. Commerce is not updating its draft rule language (PDF) on […]. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking weekly bulletin

Making up for what you might have missed from IPCC’s latest report

CleanTech Alliance

In case some of the year’s most recent official reporting on climate change escaped your attention, check these top pieces on the recent IPCC report. Public Policy climate change IPCC report summary

Grid Resiliency Q&A #2

CleanTech Alliance

Grid resiliency continues to be a top priority for consumers and utilities alike. From the heat wave that pushed the Pacific Northwest’s grid to the limit to California wildfires once again pushing the state closer to blackouts, grid resiliency remains a salient issue. With climate change accelerating extreme weather events and making them more frequent […]. Member News Public Policy grid grid resiliency grid resiliency spotlight Itron

E2 Letter of Support for the American Jobs Plan

CleanTech Alliance

Add your name to the letter below urging Congress to fight alongside the administration for a clean economy and the jobs that come with it. Public Policy advocacy clean energy cleantech letter of support

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Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- October 12

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, October 12, 2021 Notice of request for comments The Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) today published a request for comments on draft rule text to interpret the provisions in CETA that require utilities to “use electricity” that is renewable or non-emitting (Docket UE-210183). Find information here on the UTC website. Commerce is not updating […]. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking weekly bulletin

BattGenie Member Profile

CleanTech Alliance

The CleanTech Alliance is conducting a series of member profiles to highlight our new and renewing members. Our fourth profile is on Battgenie. Member News new member

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AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

Commerce Clean Energy Fund awards grants to 18 innovative electricity grid modernization projects benefitting Washington communities

CleanTech Alliance

Grants fund electricity grid projects that will expand renewable energy use and support community resilience. Member News Public Policy cef funding grid mod grid modernization utilties

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, October 5, 2021 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC or commission) invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by […]. Public Policy clean energy bulletin rulemaking utc weekly bulletin

Women’s Networking & Mentoring – 10/13

CleanTech Alliance

Are you a woman in cleantech interested in connecting with other women in the space? The CleanTech Alliance is hosting a Women’s Networking Social on October 13th from 4-5 PM PT

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The ecoDemonstrator Advances Aviation Innovation and Discovery

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Mel Clark, the Morning Consult, August 4, 2021 The future of commercial air travel was on display in Washington, D.C., as part of a limited tour in the United States and abroad. The Boeing ecoDemonstrator program pushes the boundaries of innovation in aerospace by taking new technologies out of a lab setting and putting them to […]. Alliance News Commentary Member News boeing ecoDemonstrator op ed

New round of State Project Improvement grants now open

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, September 28, 2021 Up to $4.5 million available for energy retrofits in public buildings Commerce is now accepting applications for over $4.5 million in grants through the Energy Retrofits for Public Buildings – State Project Improvement (SPI) Grants program. Deadline: Phase 1 applications are due at 4 p.m. 20, […]. Public Policy commerce funding workshop notice

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Idaho Sustainability Happy Hour 8/11

CleanTech Alliance

Join the CleanTech Alliance, Idaho Chapter for our monthly Sustainability Happy Hour. We will chat about the latest sustainability news, network with other sustainability professionals, and listen to leaders in the industry share their latest innovations and projects.

Weeklt Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- September 27

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, September 27, 2021 Today’s workshop on “double counting” extended to allow more discussion: 1 – 4:30 p.m. Today’s joint rulemaking workshop presented by Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) has been extended by a half hour to provide additional time for panel discussions about double counting. The […]. Public Policy ceta commerce rulemaking weekly bulletin workshop notice

Perkins Coie Breakfast Series – 9/29

CleanTech Alliance

Join Lion Electric, Flo, and Effenco as the speak on the ‘Electrification Solutions for the Goods Industry. Focus on Marine Ports ’

Idaho Sustainability Happy Hour (7/14)

CleanTech Alliance

Join the CleanTech Alliance, Idaho Chapter for our monthly Sustainability Happy Hour. We will chat about the latest sustainability news, network with other sustainability professionals, and listen to leaders in the industry share their latest innovations and projects.

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- September 21

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, September 21, 2021 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC or commission) invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by […]. Public Policy rulemaking utc utc clean energy bulletin workshop notice

Grid Resiliency Q&A Compilation

CleanTech Alliance

In light of recent extreme weather events such as the rolling blackouts in California during the wildfires last year to the outages in Texas this past February to the heat wave that pushed the Pacific Northwest’s grid to the limit, the CleanTech Alliance has been conducting a series of interviews with grid experts to get their thoughts on what we need to do to be ready for future threats to our electric grid. Public Policy grid resiliency grid resiliency spotlight Itron PNNL tacoma power

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- September 20

CleanTech Alliance

The CETA team is happy to announce that we have renovated the CETA webpage. Public Policy ceta rulemaking weekly bulletin workshop notice

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Micro Businesses, Macro Opportunity (6/16)

CleanTech Alliance

Join us for the second event in our Clean Materials series. This discussion will examine the role our smallest businesses can play in the emerging clean materials economy.

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Grid Resiliency in the Spotlight

CleanTech Alliance

Grid resiliency has been on everyone’s mind lately. From the rolling blackouts in California during the wildfires last year to the outages in Texas this past February, ensuring we have a reliable power grid is a priority for utilities and consumers alike.

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- September 7

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, September 7, 2021 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC or commission) invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by […].

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- September 7

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, September 7, 2021 Upcoming Workshops Schedule SEPTEMBER Joint rulemaking stakeholder workshop – topic to be announcedSept. 27, 2021, 1 to 4 p.m.Commerce and the UTC will hold a joint rulemaking workshop from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 27, 2021. A meeting topic and materials will be posted on the CETA webpage ahead of the […]. Public Policy ceta rulemaking weekly bulletin workshop notice

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Meet the 2021 Cascadia CleanTech Alliance Accelerator Cohort (5/26)

CleanTech Alliance

Join us for a brief virtual networking session to meet our newest cohort members, as well as networking with other cleantech professionals, startup mentors, and alumni from the Cascadia CleanTech Accelerator program.

2021 CleanTech Innovation Showcase (6/23)

CleanTech Alliance

This annual event attracts leaders from across North America to connect and join the conversation about clean technology innovations. Now a virtual one-day format for 2021

Clean Materials: An Emerging Economic Engine (5/29)

CleanTech Alliance

The first event in our Clean Materials series, this event will examine the potential benefits that a growing clean materials industry can have in the innovative Northwest economy

Governor Inslee Signs Climate Commitment Act into Law

CleanTech Alliance

Source: PRNewswire, May 17, 2021 Today Governor Jay Inslee signed the Climate Commitment Act (CCA), SB 5126, into law. The legislation paves the way for net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050.

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Grid Resiliency in the Spotlight

CleanTech Alliance

Grid resiliency has been on everyone’s mind lately. From the rolling blackouts in California during the wildfires last year to the outages in Texas this past February, ensuring we have a reliable power grid is a priority for utilities and consumers alike.

May Zappy Hour: Updates from Energy Northwest (5/17)

CleanTech Alliance

Free for members! Click to register and hear about Energy Northwest’s advanced nuclear, EV charging, wind and solar projects. Alliance News Member News Opportunities

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Coal Cost Crossover 2.0 Interactive

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Energy Innovation Center, May 4, 2021 This visual interactive feature allows users to explore the major findings of the Coal Cost Crossover 2.0 report.

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- August 30

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, August 30, 2021 UPDATE: Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP) template has been updated Commerce has issued a revised CEIP template to address minor formatting issues and provide clarification, including: removing the drop-down tabs on the “Population affected” column on the “Forecast of Impacts” tab, clarifying that more than one population […]. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking weekly bulletin

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Hear how Matidor Technologies adapted their core technology to serve COVID-19 and other disaster response situations

CleanTech Alliance

?Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Time: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Pacific Location: Online Matidor is a new kind of team collaboration platform that combines intuitive portfolio management with powerful, user-friendly mapping.

Washington State Legislative Session Report- Final Report of the 2021 Session

CleanTech Alliance

The 2021 Legislative Session officially adjourned on Sunday, April 25th, on time. This 105-day biennial budget-writing session marked the first time in history, the majority of the legislative session was held remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mark Stockton

CleanTech Alliance

Mark Stockton is the VP of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Integra Resources.

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin- August 24

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, August 24, 2021 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC or commission) invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by […]. Public Policy rulemaking utc utc clean energy bulletin workshop notice

Tools for Accelerated Decarbonization Panel

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Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- August 23

CleanTech Alliance

Source: Washington Department of Commerce, August 23, 2021 Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP) template is posted Commerce has published its Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP) template to the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) webpage. The CETA team greatly appreciates the time and attention to detail stakeholders put into providing feedback on the template. Washington’s consumer-owned utilities are required to complete […].

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2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 14

CleanTech Alliance

Week Fourteen Week 14 is now complete and Monday April 19th marks the 99th day of the 2021 105-day legislative session. This week was filled with concurrence votes, bill signings, budget negotiations and a few committee hearings. To view bills that have been signed by the Governor click here.

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