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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.

Grid Resiliency Q&A #2

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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

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Idaho Sustainability Happy Hour 8/11

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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.

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.

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 Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin

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Source: Washington Department of Commerce, July 27, 2021 Energy assistance reporting template and “how to” webinar recording available All electric utilities are required to provide an assessment of energy assistance programs to Commerce by February 1, 2022 as part of compliance with RCW 19.405.120(4). An outline of the requirements for the reporting template is now available […].

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NWIRC BlueTech/CleanTech Innovator Cohort

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The NW Innovation Resource Center in partnership with CleanTech Alliance and WA Maritime Blue is convening a cohort of bluetech/cleantech innovators and early stage startups in northwest Washington. Building upon the mindset of innovation in the area, the cohort members will have access to assistance from experts to explore the viability of their ideas and […

David Logsdon, Seattle City Light

CleanTech Alliance

David Logsdon is Seattle City Light’s Director of Electrification and Strategic Technology.

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

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Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, July 20, 2021 Energy assistance reporting template and “how to” webinar recording available All electric utilities are required to provide an assessment of energy assistance programs to Commerce by February 1, 2022 as part of compliance with RCW 19.405.120(4). An outline of the requirements for the reporting template is now […]. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking workshop notice

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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.

Weekly UTC Clean Energy Bulletin

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Source: Utilities and Transportation Commission, July 20, 2021 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 (CETA) requires electric utilities to transition to a carbon-neutral supply of electricity by 2030 […]. Public Policy rulemaking utc weekly bulletin workshop notice

Commerce reissues request for applications for Clean Energy Fund 2021 RD&D program grants

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All grant applicants from the first solicitation will be notified of this decision by email. Due to many applicants not passing the initial screening of requirements for Phase One A of the 2021 Clean Energy Fund Research, Development & Demonstration program grants, Commerce will reissue the request for applications (RFA) by close of business today. […]. Opportunities Public Policy cef clean energy fund commerce RFP

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Grid Resiliency in the Spotlight

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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.

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

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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.

Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- July 13

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Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, July 13, 2021 Don’t forget to visit the CETA rulemaking webpage. Resource Adequacy meeting summary published As required by RCW 19.280.065, Commerce and the Utilities and Transportation Commission (UTC) submitted to the governor and legislature a summary of the first annual Resource Adequacy meeting convened by the two agencies on May 11, […]. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin rulemaking weekly bulletin workshop notice

2021 CleanTech Innovation Showcase (6/23)

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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)

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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

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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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CleanTech Innovation Showcase Presenting Company Track #1 Recap

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Presenting Companies during the Morning Session: Track #1 at the 2021 CleanTech Innovation Showcase featured three presenters that focused on Energy Capture/Generation: STARS Technology Corporation, Solaires Enterprises Inc., and HydroBee. Robert Wegeng, President and CEO of STARS Technology Corporation, presented on STARS’ chemical transformers and the clean renewable hydrogen grid. Wegeng went into depth on […]. Alliance News Member News CleanTech Innovation Showcase recap showcase

CleanTech Innovation Showcase Presenting Company Track #2 Recap

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Presenting Companies during the Morning Session: Track #2 at the 2021 CleanTech Alliance Innovation Showcase featured three presenters that focused on Battery Innovation: Moment Energy, Ecellix, and Astrolabe Analytics. Edward Chiang, Co-Founder and CEO of Moment Energy, presented on what his company is doing in the battery innovation space. Chang emphasized how critical energy storage […]. Alliance News Member News CleanTech Innovation Showcase innovation recap showcase

CleanTech Innovation Showcase Presenting Company Track #3 Recap

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Presenting Companies during the Morning Session: Track #3 at the 2021 CleanTech Alliance Innovation Showcase featured three presenters that focused on Energy Efficiency Solutions: Oxygen8, Allumia, and WHYGRENE. James Dean, the CEO of Oxygen8, went first and talked about the importance of indoor air quality. Experts recommend that we should increase our air filtration rates […]. Alliance News Member News CleanTech Innovation Showcase innovation recap showcase

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.

Rulemaking Notice: Amending WAC 365-230

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Source: Washington State Department of Commerce, July 12, 2021 Updating clearance standards for lead in dust on floors and windows for lead-based paint programs This rulemaking will align Commerce with the Environmental Protection Agency’s updated clearance standards for lead in dust on floors and windows in homes or children’s facilities, and existing definitions for “landlord” […]. Public Policy commerce rulemaking workshop notice

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

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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.

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

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

Tools for Accelerated Decarbonization Panel

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2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 14

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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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The CleanTech Alliance is Now Hiring!

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The CleanTech Alliance is now hiring a full-time Program Coordinator. Alliance News Opportunities alliance news hiring job posting join our team visit our jobs board

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2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 13

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Week Thirteen Week 13 is now complete and the 2021 Legislative Session is winding down. Sunday, April 11th, is the final day for bills, other than those deemed necessary to implement the budget, to pass the opposite chamber from where they were introduced in order to keep advancing this session.

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July Women’s Networking Happy Hour (7/14)

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This Women’s Networking Happy Hour is a casual large group event that will bring together all of the smaller mentoring groups and will be an opportunity for new mentees to see if they are interested in joining a Lean In Circle. Register for the July 14th event

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How many jobs could Governor Inslee’s Climate Commitment Act (CCA) create?

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Source: The Washington Business Alliance, March 25, 2021 According to a recent report, the CCA (SB 5126) would not only protect jobs but also generate up to 195,000 full-time-equivalent job-years and generate up to $13 billion in employee compensation through 2030.

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2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 12

CleanTech Alliance

Week Twelve Monday, April 5th marks the 85th day of the 105-day legislative session. Friday, April 2nd was the opposite house fiscal cutoff where all bills that are still in play needed to be voted out of their opposite house fiscal committee to stay alive.

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Weekly Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA) Bulletin- June 28

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Source: Washington Department of Commerce, June 28, 2021 Draft CEIP template comment deadline June 29, 2021 Commerce is requesting stakeholder feedback on its draft Clean Energy Implementation Plan (CEIP) template. Comments received will be used to improve the template and inform the instructions section of the template. The template and a recording of the CEIP […]. Public Policy ceta ceta bulletin commerce rulemaking weekly bulletin

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2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 11

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Week Eleven Friday March 26th was the opposite house policy committee cut off, where all bills that passed the House needed to be out of their Senate policy committee and all bills that passed the Senate needed to be out of their House policy committee in order to stay alive.

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Energy Retrofits for Public Buildings – Solar Grants Program now accepting applications for new round of funding

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Source: Washington Department of Commerce, June 24, 2021 Commerce is now accepting applications for a competitive grant with up to $3,465,810 available through the Energy Retrofits for Public Buildings – Solar Grants Program. Solar Grants provide competitive funding to install solar at existing public buildings and facilities such as schools, hospitals, civic buildings and wastewater […]. Public Policy commerce funding solar grant program solar grants

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2021 Washington State Legislative Report- Week 10

CleanTech Alliance

Week Ten As week 10 comes to a close, we now have less than 40 days remaining in this legislative session. This week was full of committee hearings which will continue through next week until the policy committee cutoff for the opposite house on Friday, March 26th.

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Perkins Coie Breakfast: Idaho National Labs’ Clean, Integrated Energy Systems and Nuclear Power

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with Corey K. McDaniel! Only on April 14

Apply to Present at the 2021 Innovation Showcase!

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Get noticed at the biggest CleanTech Event of the Summer

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

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?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.