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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Growth Board Decision A Good Reminder That Sustainable Development Is About Location, Not Just Design

Posted in Entrepreneurs, Green Building, Regulatory

This past Monday, April 25th, the Central Puget Sound Growth Management Hearings Board issued a decision invalidating Snohomish County’s designation of Point Wells as an “Urban Center.”  Point Wells is a 60+ acre tract of waterfront property in the very southwest corner of Snohomish County, adjacent to the Town of Woodway and the City of… Continue Reading

Happy 41st Earth Day!

Posted in Climate Change, Legislation

I no more wrote that title than I “heard” voices shouting, “What’s happy about it?” “Why would you even be pointing out that it’s Earth Day?” “Isn’t the earth going to the dogs and how can it be happy?” Or something like that. But for me this is a particularly reflective Earth Day. The first… Continue Reading

The Bank Test

Posted in Capital and Funding, Entrepreneurs

Whether your greentech business is a pre-revenue start-up or a middle market-sized company, regardless of segment from smart grid to alternative fuels to clean technology generally, do you have at least monthly discussions with two or more business or commercial bankers?  If you are not, you may well be missing conversations you should be having,… Continue Reading

Federal Budget Compromise – Mixed Bag for Clean Energy and the Environment

Posted in Alternative Fuels, Legislation, Natural Resources and Environment, Regulatory, Tax

For those who wait until the last minute to prepare and file their income tax returns, this is the week to scramble.  As you review the taxes that you owe, the current budget battle that has dominated the news recently may resonate with you.  That battle nearly shut down the government last week.  But a… Continue Reading

The Evolution of the Smart Grid

Posted in Events, Renewable Energy

Last Wednesday morning I attended the Washington Clean Tech Alliance breakfast panel on the smart grid.  This well attended event was hosted By UBS and The Arbor Group.  The panelists were experts in their respective areas from a large smart grid player, a smart grid start up, a venture capitalist active in the smart grid… Continue Reading

ZINO Society’s 2011 Green Investment Forum

Posted in Events

In previous posts, we discussed the apparent lack of support for emerging energy and clean technology sectors in the Washington community Feb 2011 Washington State-How Green Are We?  Here to prove that perception wrong is the 5th annual ZINO Green Investment Forum to be held on April 26, 2011, at the Mountaineers Club in Seattle…. Continue Reading