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Group14 named Giuliani Award Finalist

Group14 named Giuliani Award Finalist

“Big things are happening fast”, says Group14 Technologies CEO and co-founder Rick Leubbe in an interview with Seattle Inno.

The company commercially manufactures a silicon-carbon anode powder to replace the traditional graphite powder found in most batteries today. The goal is to make batteries cheaper, smaller and longer lasting.

First Mode named Giuliani Award Finalist

First Mode named Giuliani Award Finalist

In recognition of meaningful advances in Washington-based clean energy innovation and in the spirit of our founder, the 3rd annual David & Patricia Giuliani Clean Energy Entrepreneur Award will be presented on Thursday January 4th at the Future of Carbon Policy Forum.

The award recognizes meaningful advances in clean energy innovation. The inaugural winner was Kenworth Trucks, presented by Governor Jay Inslee. The second winner was Myno Carbon, presented by Commissioner of Public Lands, Hilary Franz.

Future of Carbon Policy Forum – Tribal speakers announced

Future of Carbon Policy Forum – Tribal speakers announced

We have become accustomed to beginning meetings with land acknowledgements and we will certainly do that at our Future of Carbon Policy Forum on January 4th.

But as we acknowledge the tribal ancestry of the lands we occupy and the tribal history of caring for our environment, we’ll also learn from tribal leaders about the clean future they are creating for generations to come.

Charging up the EV surge

Charging up the EV surge

The state Transportation Electrification Strategy projects that we will need another million charging ports by 2030 to be on track to meet our carbon reduction targets. Funded by the Climate Commitment Act, the state is making major investments in Zero Emission...

What can Québec teach us about SAF?

What can Québec teach us about SAF?

The Clean & Prosperous Institute Study Mission delegation that visited Québec City and Montréal flew from Seattle on traditional, “unsustainable” aviation fuel – though the Institute did buy carbon offsets. Will future study mission delegations fly on commercial...

Is carbon the new fur?

Is carbon the new fur?

When French-Canadian fur trapper Simon Plamondon traveled from Québec to the wilds of the Pacific Northwest in 1820, he probably didn’t envision that 200 years later descendents of his Cowlitz Tribe hosts would travel with the Clean & Prosperous Institute to visit...

Call for nominations

Call for nominations

Governor Jay Inslee presented the first annual David & Patricia Giuliani Clean Energy Entrepreneur Award to Kenworth Truck Company. The second award winner was Myno Carbon. The third award presentation will be at our upcoming Future of Carbon Policy Forum, and nominations are now open.

Do Climate Commitment Act allowance prices get passed through to the pump?

Do Climate Commitment Act allowance prices get passed through to the pump?

Compared to a simple pass-through assumption on allowance prices (non-consigned average $53.32 through August’s APCR auction, translating to 42 cents per gallon of gasoline), the WA vs. OR year-to-date average of 27 cents per gallon indicates around 70% pass-through. This level of pass-through is consistent with the range described in the peer-reviewed literature.

What can Québec teach us about R&D?

What can Québec teach us about R&D?

The Clean & Prosperous Institute recently led a Study Mission delegation visit to Québec City and Montréal, to learn from government ministries and private businesses about Québec’s experience with Cap-and-Invest implementation, and how it has catalyzed...

Fleet Decarbonization Accelerator – Enrollment is open

Fleet Decarbonization Accelerator – Enrollment is open

“We’re not sure about electrifying our fleet this year.” “We want to go electric, but don’t know where to start.” “We’re ready to go… we just need an action plan.” Fleet managers know that electric vans, trucks, and semis are more efficient to operate and maintain,...

What can Québec teach us about trucks & buses?

What can Québec teach us about trucks & buses?

On the recent Clean & Prosperous Institute Study Mission to Québec, we were impressed with the climate commitment demonstrated by everyone we met. Already Québec has the lowest per capita carbon emissions in Canada – half the national average. And they are...

Pourquoi Québec?

Pourquoi Québec?

Recently the Clean & Prosperous Institute led a delegation of government officials and business leaders to Québec to learn from their decade of experience with Cap-and-Invest, and visit clean energy facilities to get a firsthand look at how Québec is transitioning...

Thinking about linking

Thinking about linking

Is bigger better? Are the more always the merrier? Do economies of scale apply to carbon emissions markets? What other benefits may come Washington’s way if the state links its carbon emissions market with the larger Western Climate Initiative marketplace that...

Wayne Gretzky said…

Wayne Gretzky said…

With the Kraken clinching a playoff spot, Wayne Gretzky came to mind. His approach to the game of hockey is a good reminder for us as we build Washington state’s clean economy. That’s why we’re “skating” to Canada -- to see where the puck is going to be.Clean Economy...

Come to Québec this May

Come to Québec this May

Clean & Prosperous Institute has been at the forefront of educating climate stakeholders in Washington about other Cap-and-Invest programs in North America. During our two study missions to California, we met with top government officials, spoke with local...

Oh? Canada?!

Oh? Canada?!

If you watched the Super Bowl, you learned some things about Canada and all the things they’ve given us, courtesy of this Crown Royal ad, featuring Dave Grohl, of Foo Fighters and Nirvana fame:Did Canadians really invent American football? Peanut butter? Batteries?...