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PSE Signs Deal with Local Forest Products Company to Create Clean Electricity

The Suburban Times Summary Puget Sound Energy continues its commitment to the environment and deep decarbonization by investing in biomass energy. PSE will work with Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) to use 17 MW of energy produced from the company’s cogeneration plant at its lumber mill,...

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A closer look at Washington's superb new 100% clean energy electricity bill

David Roberts, Vox Summary The trend of states targeting 100 percent clean electricity has gone viral. Last month, New Mexico targeted 100 percent clean by 2045. The Maryland legislature recently passed a bill targeting 50 percent renewable by 2030 and looking into the...

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What's next for Bellingham's waterfront? Lots of activity is expected in the new year

Dave Gallagher, The Bellingham Herald Summary A new round of construction and other activity in the Waterfront District is expected this spring. Brian Gouran, director of environmental programs for the Port of Bellingham , gave a waterfront update to port commissioners at a Dec. 4...

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Utility district raises cryptocurrency power rates

Dan Wheat, Capital Press Summary EPHRATA, Wash. — Electricity rates for cryptocurrency miners and other evolving-industry firms will increase 15 percent next year, 35 percent in 2020 and 50 percent in 2021 in Grant County. The new Rate 17, adopted Aug. 28 by Grant County Public Utility...

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Request for Qualifications: Bellingham Waterfront District Energy Utility Partner

Port of Bellingham, Washington State Summary The Port of Bellingham seeks to develop a district energy system, with capacity to provide buildings with efficient and affordable clean, low carbon energy for space heating, domestic hot water and in some cases cooling. The goal is to produce a...

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Washington carbon tax bill clears key fiscal committee

Phuong Le, Associated Press Summary A measure to tax carbon emissions from fossil fuels to fight climate change has cleared a key fiscal committee in Washington state. The state Senate Ways and Means Committee passed Senate Bill 6203 Thursday afternoon. The measure now awaits action by the...

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State Lawmakers Form Multistate Alliance on Carbon Pricing

Press Release, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators Coalition Highlights State-level Momentum on Growing a Clean Energy Economy Washington, D.C. – Today state legislators from nine states announced the formation of the Carbon Costs Coalition. This multi-state coalition is focused on...

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The Spheres Blossom at Amazon’s Urban HQ in Seattle

Press Release, Business Wire The Spheres—the newest buildings on Amazon’s campus in downtown Seattle—have no enclosed offices, conference spaces, or desks, and employees can meet in treehouses suspended under 40+ foot trees or in sitting areas and walking paths alongside cascading...

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The ultra-efficient, hidden heat source for Amazon's new HQ

Heather Clancy, GreenBiz Jordan Stead/Amazon The equipment supporting the unique heating system at Amazon's new Seattle campus are hidden by a rooftop facade. Summary Historically speaking, the concept of district heating is far from new — the village of...

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The super-efficient heat source hidden below Amazon's Seattle headquarters

Amazon Blog Summary Thanks to a collaboration across city agencies, engineers, a “carrier hotel” and others, Amazon’s newest building is heated by recycling excess energy from a neighboring data center. Compared to traditional heating methods, this approach is nearly four times more...