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On June 12, the Sustainable Energy Coalition, in cooperation with Members of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucuses, and in partnership with the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition, Congressional Energy Savings Performance Contract Caucus, High Performance Building Caucus, Green Schools Caucus, and Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Caucus, will host the 16th annual Congressional Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency EXPO + Forum. Read More…
Seattle Business magazine is now accepting entries for its 2013 Green Washington Awards. The awards recognize companies, nonprofits and government institutions taking significant and/or innovative steps to reduce our impact on the environment. We encourage you to enter. Entries will be judged by a team of leaders in the sustainability sector that includes Tom Ranken, CEO of Washington Clean Technology Alliance. Winners will be selected in a range of categories, and the top 50 finalists will be honored at an awards banquet in October 2013 and will be featured in the November 2013 issue of Seattle Business magazine. Read More…
An analysis authored by Erik Venteris of Battelle/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory shows that U.S. resources might support the growth of enough algae to produce up to 25 billion gallons of algae-based fuel a year, one-twelfth of annual needs.
Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD), 1Energy Systems, and Parker Hannifin have announced that Parker will supply a one-megawatt, MESA-compliant 890 GTB power conversion system (PCS) as a core component of the MESA-1 energy storage system. The joint announcement was made at the 23rd Annual Electricity Storage Association (ESA) Conference, in Santa Clara, CA, where the panel discussion “Control Systems to Enable Energy Storage Applications” will include details on MESA. 1Energy Systems and Parker Hannifin are both members of the Electricity Storage Association. Read More…
Washington State University: For six years, Washington State University has hosted the Imagine Tomorrow competition. Kudos to WSU for not only hosting this fantastic event, but rolling out the red carpet to judges, teachers, and high school students to create a program that is truly inspirational and unique.
Imagine Tomorrow challenges high school students to seek new ways to support the transition to alternative energy sources. Students research energy and environmental problems, then propose solutions. They must form and work in teams to be successful. Read More…
The Washington State Office of Financial Management is initiating a Request for Proposals from firms interested in participating in a project to evaluate approaches to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The RFP is a result of a bill requested by Governor Inslee and passed by the legislature (ESSSB 5802).
In 2008, recognizing these threats to the state, the legislature enacted E2SSHB 2815 to create a framework for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Washington. The legislation sets statewide GHG reductions limits to:
- 1990 levels by 2020.
- 25 percent below 1990 levels in 2035.
- 50 percent below 1990 levels by 2015 or 70 percent below the State’s expected emissions that year. Read More…
Matrix Genetics has raised capital for its algae biofuel technology. Deal terms were not disclosed but Avista is an investor.
Read the full story at the source: Luke Timmerman, Xconomy, May 16, 2013.
This is a commentary that I wrote for Crosscut on the controversy about the exclusion of gays in Scouting. Outside my role with the WCTA, I serve as vice chair of the council of the Magnolia United Church of Christ. I was Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 80 for five years. My son, JT, and I are Eagle Scouts. My wife, Melissa, works for the Boy Scouts. (My daughter has absolutely nothing to do with Scouting — including a determined objection to camping of any kind.) Source: Tom Ranken, Crosscut, May 6, 2013.
My church, the Magnolia United Church of Christ in Seattle, has conflicting legacies. It has been an open, affirming church accepting of gay people for decades. It has had several leaders that are gay.
It has also been the sponsor of Boy Scout Troop 80 and Cub Scout Pack 80 since the 1940s.
Read the full story here. Please comment!
Featuring Kirt Montague (Plum Energy), Andy Douglas (Paccar), Dan Kovacich (Maxum Petroleum), Jesse Saldivar (Shell Oil Company), and Clay Riding (Puget Sound Energy) | May 15 | Sponsored by Kane Environmental | SOLD OUT! Read More…
Nominations for the third annual King County Executive’s Small Business Awards are now being accepted. Don’t miss this opportunity to nominate your organization or others with your community who have not only emerged as solid enterprises, but are agile enough to stay ahead of the curve in your respective industries.