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CleanTech Alliance Member Boeing Named 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 10th Year

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Boeing has received an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence in recognition of the company’s successful energy conservation practices. It is the 10th consecutive year Boeing has received the award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “I

Green Jobs are on the Rise

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How many ‘green jobs’ are there in Seattle? In Washington, Oregon, and California? In the US? In the world?

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COVID-19 Information Resources

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The CleanTech Alliance's lobbyist, Boswell Consulting, has put together an excellent resource webpage with resources to help deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. Member News

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Vodka From Thin Air: An Unusual Climate Prize Hits a Coronavirus Snag

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Source: Christopher Flavelle, New York Times, March 30, 2020 In 2017, Stafford Sheehan handed a friend an unusual bottle of booze. He had made it himself — but not the usual way. A chemical physicist, Dr. Sheehan had invented a process to make alcohol from carbon dioxide, the greenhouse gas associated with climate change, not […]. Industry News

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin-March 31

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Source: Washington Department of Commerce, March 31, 2020 New workshops, rulemakings, and upcoming dates The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 2019 clean energy legislation. The 2019 Clean Energy Transformation Act requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 and […].

SnoPUD Earns ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence

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Source: SnoPUD, March 31, 2020 EVERETT, Wash. Snohomish County PUD was recently honored with a 2020 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence for its promotion efforts in expanding energy-efficiency outreach to hard-to-reach customers and delivering 65,000 ENERGY STAR-certified products to nearly 20,000 households. This award is an honor and a reflection of the hard work […]. Industry News Member News

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Opportunity: Clean Energy Transition Institute Research Analyst

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Source: Clean Energy Transition Institute, March 30, 2020 About this Position With direction from the Executive Director, the Research Analyst will be responsible for researching, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting studies, policies, and data related to deep decarbonization. The Research Analyst will scour a wide range of information sources and condense large amounts of information to […]. Opportunities

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Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin – March 30

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Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, March 30, 2020 Announcements Comment opportunity on thermal renewable energy credit (T-RECs) draft language Commerce is now accepting comments on draft rule language for T-RECs. T-RECs represent the use of biomass energy for a secondary (non-power generation) purpose in a combined heat and power facility. These are an alternative compliance […]. Industry News Member News Opportunities

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CleanTech Alliance Board Member, Joe Goggin

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March 30, 2020 20 years of account management, territory sales, field sales, marketing, technical project/program management, product management, business development and sales experience supporting telecommunications infrastructure and industrial plant process equipment. Resilient and malleable, cross functional leader with an ingrained sense of urgency and corporate responsibility. Alliance News

Boeing Assists with COVID-19 Recovery and Relief Efforts

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Source: media@boeing.com, March 27, 2020 CHICAGO, March 27, 2020—Boeing continues to support our communities and the heroic healthcare professionals working tirelessly to stop the COVID-19 virus. We’re taking additional steps to support COVID-19 recovery and relief efforts. These include: · Boeing will begin using its 3D printing capabilities at several facilities across the United States to […]. Member News

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Meet CleanTech Alliance Board Member Virginia Emery, Beta Hatch

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Virginia Emery is founder and CEO of Beta Hatch, a pioneering insect farming company that is industrializing insects for agriculture. Beta Hatch is fueled by a passion to see insects reach their true potential in our food systems.

Clean Tech Alliance 2020 Legislative Session Weekly Report March 7, 2020

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We are now eight weeks into session and only five days remain of the regularly scheduled 60 day session. Two important cutoffs occured this week. Legislators worked late Monday night to pass bills with budgetary impacts out of their opposite-house fiscal committee by Monday’s deadline.

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Impact BioEnergy Wins King County’s Exporting Small Business of the Year Award

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Source: King County, September 27, 2019 The U.S. Census Bureau of Labor Statistics reported there were 71,070 non-farm firms with employees in King County during 2010, and 95% of these had 50 or fewer employees. The challenges to operating a small business are infinite and often daunting, but the collective contributions of small businesses are […]. Industry News Member News

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Meet CleanTech Alliance Board Member Tim Zenk, Neste

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Tim Zenk’s distinguished career has been focused on shaping public policy and business and helping leaders educate the public on key issues impacting the nation and the globe.

Idaho CleanTech Alliance Chapter Launch Luncheon with Congressman Mike Simpson

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To kick off this new initiative, the CleanTech Alliance, Idaho Chapter is hosting a luncheon with Representative Mike Simpson on April 16 at Perkins Coie - Boise office. Alliance News Uncategorized

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E8 Panel: Cleantech and Investing in a Time of COVID-19

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Below you will find some very interesting and insightful commentary from E8‘s March 26, 2020 panel on the investment outlook in an uncertain time. E8 is a partner of the CleanTech Alliance. Members of E8 are committed to advancing clean technologies by investing in highly promising, early-stage companies all across North America. The innovations we support […]. Industry News

All American to finish construction of hydrogen fuel cell vessel

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Source: Workboat Staff, WorkBoat, March 26 All American Marine (AAM), Bellingham, Wash., has been awarded a contract by Switch Maritime (SW/TCH) to complete the construction and outfitting of an aluminum 70?, 84-passenger zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered, electric drive e-ferry. The ferry (referred to as the ‘Water-Go-Round’ project) will operate in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to its transfer to […]. Industry News

Boeing has been a steady partner in doing right by the environment

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Washington has enormously benefited from Boeing over the years. We should appreciate that — even in hard times. Alliance News Commentary Featured

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CleanTech Health Trust Benefits Relevant to COVID-19: Leave of Absence

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During these uncertain times, it may be difficult to know how to manage your professional and personal needs. Accessing quality information about COVID 19, the resources available to you as a Washington employer, and how to successfully navigate through all of this change can be a challenge. Our Health Trust expert is Nathan Edmondson. He […]. Alliance News

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Commentary – TMI, Jimmy Carter and the Nuclear Cost Myth

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Source: Tri-Cities Public Relations, March 25, 2020 While attending one of my company board meetings a few years back in Pasco, Wash., I introduced myself to a No-Nukes Northwest representative from Portland, Ore. She said she was at Three Mile Island, near Harrisburg, Penn., 41 years ago following the partial nuclear reactor meltdown that released […]. Commentary

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Commentary – How Will The Coronavirus Affect Energy Use In America?

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Source: James Conca, Forbes, March 23, 2020 There is little doubt that the world has entered a global economic recession as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every recession lowers energy use, and this one may be a whopper. The 2008 financial crisis, and the Great Recession that followed, had a pronounced negative impact on the oil and gas sector, sending the […]. Commentary

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Defining Essential Businesses in WA

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The Washnigton state response continues to evolve, and the essential business question is front and center right now: What is an essential business? There is a new portal that all businesses should reference. Previous email addresses used for essential business inquiries are now closed. All inquiries should go through the link below: Thank you and […]. Public Policy

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Clean Energy Business Network March 26 Newsletter

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Source: Clean Energy Business Network, March 26, 2020 The Senate has passed a $2 trillion COVID-19 disaster aid bill that the House is expected to consider by the end of the week. Learn about provisions that may help your business and employees weather this crisis. Also, it’s the last chance to sign onto our FY21 appropriations […]. Member News Public Policy Uncategorized CEBN cebn newsletter clean energy business network

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The CleanTech Alliance Supports the Low Carbon Fuel Standard Bill

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Source: Jon Okun & Lindsay McCormick, CleanTech Alliance, Feb 20, 2020 On January 16, 2020, the CleanTech Alliance Executive Committee voted to support the low carbon fuel standard bill, Washington HB 1110, subject to review of the final language.

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Clean Energy Fund: Fueling Partnerships for Renewable Energy Innovation

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The Clean Energy Fund (CEF) funds the development, demonstration and deployment of clean energy technology in Washington State.

State regulators fast track $51 million in refunds to keep Avista customer rates steady

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Source: UTC, March 25, 2020 OLYMPIA, Wash. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission today approved a rate increase for Avista Corporation electric and natural gas customers, but fast-tracked a number of customer refunds to hold rates down this year, when many customers are facing economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. As a result, […]. Industry News Member News Public Policy

The CleanTech Alliance Delegation at Globe 2020

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The CleanTech Alliance brought a 20-person delegation to GLOBE 2020 in Vancouver, BC this week. The delegation spent three days at North America’s longest-running sustainable business summit and innovation expo making connections and building partnerships. Alliance News Featured

Recap: Changing Trends in Energy Storage

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Source: Lindsay McCormick, CleanTech Alliance, Feb 18, 2020 Dr. Jud Virden the Associate Laboratory Director for the Energy and Environment Directorate gave a presentation on his work at PNNL for the February 2020 CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series, sponsored by Perkins Coie.

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Help From Manufacturers: Can You Provide Needed Products?

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Manufacturers are directed to one of three places on DES’ website: To arrange bulk donations of specified items please fill out this form and send it to PPEDonation@des.wa.gov. If you have Personal Protective Equipment that can be made available, here is the Purchasing/procurement link. Definitions of what is included can be found here. If you […]. Opportunities

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CleanTech Alliance at GLOBE 2020 Member Profile: Chris Hanson, Sage Conservation

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Source: Lindsay McCormick, Feb 13, 2020 “I have nothing but good things to say about my time at GLOBE,” said Chris Hanson, the Chief Operating Officer of Sage Conservation and a member of the CleanTech Alliance.

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WA State Capital Budget Allocates $32,600,000 for Clean Energy Transition Projects

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Correction 3:18 PM April 29 The Washington State Capital Budget, approved by the Legislature on Saturday, April 27, 2019, includes $32,600,000 in funding for Clean Energy capital projects.

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Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin – March 23

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Source: WA Department of Commerce, March 23, 2020 Announcements Guidelines for Energy Assistance for Low-Income Households (RCW) 19.405.120 Commerce has posted guidelines to provide background for the work directed under Energy Assistance for Low-Income Households (RCW 19.405.120). Please send questions to Sarah Vorpahl via e-mail at sarah.vorpahl@commerce.wa.gov. Thermal renewable energy credits virtual-only workshop Commerce will be […].

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CleanTech Day in Olympia 2020 Recap

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Source: Lindsay McCormick CleanTech Day in Olympia on February 3rd was a huge success. Over 60 people attended in person with dozens more calling in to hear from panelists.

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CleanTech Day in Olympia Speaker

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Louis J. Terminello, Ph.D.

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Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin – March 16

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Source: WA Department of Commerce, March 16, 2020 Announcements Upcoming workshops will be virtual-onlyIn accordance with Center for Disease Control and the Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 guidance, Commerce’s upcoming workshops will be virtual-only. Guidelines for Energy Assistance for Low-Income Households (RCW) 19.405.120Commerce has posted guidelines to provide background for the work directed under Energy Assistance for […].

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Clean Buildings Initiative Bulletin – March 16

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Source: WA Department of Commerce, March 16, 2020 March 18 Clean Buildings Workshop Is CancelledThere will be no Clean Buildings workshop on March 18. Commerce continues to process comments received to date on the State’s Clean Buildings Law rulemaking effort and to develop proposed rule language based on ASHRAE Standard 100. In an effort to […]. Industry News Member News Opportunities Public Policy

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Department of Energy Announces $25 Million for Plastics Recycling R&D, Launches Upcycling Consortium

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Source: DOE, March 16, 2020 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $25 million in funding for plastics recycling research and development (R&D). The funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is part of the Department’s Plastics Innovation Challenge, a comprehensive program to accelerate innovations in plastics recycling technologies. The Trump Administration is committed to advancing plastic […]. Opportunities Public Policy

Weekly UTC Bulletin, March 16, 2020

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Source: UTC, March 16, 2020. The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission invites the public to participate in its work to implement Washington’s 2019 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 electricity from renewable or non-carbon-emitting sources by 2045. Over the next two years, the commission will conduct numerous […].

CleanTech Alliance expands Health Trust membership with new agreement with RCAW

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“The bottom line is the bottom line,” stated Tom Ranken, President and CEO of CleanTech Alliance. Ranken was referring to the recent agreement between the CleanTech Alliance and the Roofing Contractors Association of Washington (RCAW).

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Meet CleanTech Alliance Board Member Angela Becker-Dippmann, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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Angela Becker-Dippmann became a CleanTech Alliance Board Member in 2020. She rejoined PNNL in April 2019 as a Strategic Advisor in PNNL’s Energy and Environment Directorate.

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