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Upcoming Event: WA Clean Energy and Construction Centers of Excellence Best Practices Summit

May 4th, 2017 · No Comments · --Integrated Systems--, Energy

On behalf of the Washington Clean Energy and Construction Centers of Excellence, we are pleased to share the full agenda for the 12th Annual Best Practices Summit on June 1 and 2 in the new Centralia College TransAlta Commons building. We have an exciting venue lined up ranging from Mark Taylor an expert on Multi-Generations […]

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Sustainable Energy Utilities and ESCO Financing Can Save Money and Reduce Carbon Footprints

May 3rd, 2017 · No Comments · Energy

By Kathleen Saul – Master of Environmental Studies Faculty at The Evergreen State College “The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.”   —Will Rogers William Penn Adair, aka Will Rogers, lived at a time before the spread of electric lights, before highways criss-crossed […]

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Integrating the Northwest’s Energy Infrastructure

September 4th, 2016 · No Comments · --Integrated Systems--, Energy

by Mark Ohrenschall – Energy NewsData Originally published in Energy NewsData’s Clearing Up A far-reaching evolution is outlined in “Rewiring the Northwest’s Energy Infrastructure: An Integrated Vision and New Investment Strategy,” written by Rhys Roth, director of the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure at The Evergreen State College. The report’s framing question is: “How can the […]

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Battery500 Consortium to Spark EV Innovations Through 5-Year, $50 Million Effort

August 13th, 2016 · No Comments · Energy, Transportation

by Frances White – Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Reposted with permission from PNNL’s News Center Originally posted July 27th, 2016 Electric cars with significantly smaller, lighter and less expensive batteries could be on the horizon if a new national research effort achieves its ambitious goal of significantly improving upon the batteries that power today’s electric […]

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Avista’s Energy Storage Project Celebrates One Year Online

May 23rd, 2016 · 3 Comments · Energy

By Curt Kirkeby, Avista Fellow Engineer It’s been one year since Avista flipped the switch on our Energy Storage Project in Pullman, Wash., to officially connect the one-megawatt battery to the electrical grid. The historic event was attended by Washington Governor Jay Inslee, Senator Maria Cantwell, Congresswoman Cathy McMorris-Rodgers, officials from the Department of Energy and other […]

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