Commerce announces $52 million in Climate Commitment Act funds for tribal climate resilience

Commerce announces $52 million in Climate Commitment Act funds for tribal climate resilience

All-new co-designed grant process reflects tribal expertise and priorities  QUINAULT INDIAN RESERVATION, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Commerce awarded $52 million in grant funding to support climate resilience for 28 federally recognized tribes within Washington, as well as four federally recognized tribes with lands within the state. The funding was made possible by Washington’s Climate Commitment Act, and the grant was co-designed with Tribes to ensure funds could…

Climate Commitment Act dollars at work: Commerce awards $72.6 million for community decarbonization work in 24 counties

Climate Commitment Act dollars at work: Commerce awards $72.6 million for community decarbonization work in 24 counties

Grants fund 71 projects including solar, hydrogen fueling, microgrids and more in communities most impacted by carbon pollution and climate change  SEATTLE – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced $72.6 million for 71 grants for community clean energy projects across Washington that advance environmental justice and equity. The funding will benefit communities in 24 of Washington’s 39 counties through solar projects, hydrogen fueling, electricity microgrids and more. Funded…

June 2024 Transportation Electrification Open Funding Opportunities

US DOE – Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program Qualifying Applicants– Manufacturers of advanced technology vehicles that achieve defined fuel economy targets, and manufacturers of components or materials that support eligible vehicles’ fuel economy performance. Qualifying Projects– Must 1) manufacture eligible vehicles or components that are used in eligible vehicles, 2) build new facilities; reequip, modernize, or expand existing facilities; and/or for engineering integration performed in the US related to…

May 2024 Transportation Electrification Open Funding Opportunities

May 30, 2024 Clean Transportation, Electrification of Transportation Systems, EV Council, Upcoming Opportunities US DOE – Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program Qualifying Applicants– Manufacturers of advanced technology vehicles that achieve defined fuel economy targets, and manufacturers of components or materials that support eligible vehicles’ fuel economy performance. Qualifying Projects– Must 1) manufacture eligible vehicles or components that are used in eligible vehicles, 2) build new facilities; reequip, modernize, or expand existing facilities;…

Climate Commitment Act dollars at work: Commerce awards $7.5 million to five tribes for clean energy projects

Climate Commitment Act dollars at work: Commerce awards $7.5 million to five tribes for clean energy projects

Grants support innovative solar and wave energy projects, advance state goals on environmental justice and equity OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington State Department of Commerce this week announced $7.5 million in grants to five tribes in Washington to plan, design and build clean energy projects. Funded by Washington’s Climate Commitment Act, these clean energy grants through Commerce are part of an $83 million opportunity that includes $16 million for a…

April 2024 Transportation Electrification Open Funding Opportunities

April 19, 2024 Clean Transportation, Electrification of Transportation Systems, EV Council, Upcoming Opportunities US DOE – Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program Qualifying Applicants– Manufacturers of advanced technology vehicles that achieve defined fuel economy targets, and manufacturers of components or materials that support eligible vehicles’ fuel economy performance. Qualifying Projects– Must 1) manufacture eligible vehicles or components that are used in eligible vehicles, 2) build new facilities; reequip, modernize, or expand existing facilities;…

March 2024 Open Funding Opportunities for Electric Vehicles and Charging Equipment

US DOE – Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program Qualifying Applicants– Manufacturers of advanced technology vehicles that achieve defined fuel economy targets, and manufacturers of components or materials that support eligible vehicles’ fuel economy performance. Qualifying Projects– Must 1) manufacture eligible vehicles or components that are used in eligible vehicles, 2) build new facilities; reequip, modernize, or expand existing facilities; and/or for engineering integration performed in the US related to…

Commerce invests $8.1 million to expand renewable energy use, strengthen Washington’s electric grid

Commerce invests $8.1 million to expand renewable energy use, strengthen Washington’s electric grid

Funded projects include battery storage systems, microgrids for more resilient clean energy OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington State Department of Commerce today announced 14 grants awarded through the Clean Energy Fund (CEF) that will expand the use of renewable energy in the state’s electrical grid. These projects are for numerous innovative clean energy technologies, including battery energy storage systems and microgrids. “Commerce is dedicated to the state’s climate commitment goals,…

February 2024 Open Funding Opportunities for Electric Vehicles and Charging Equipment

US DOE – Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program Qualifying Applicants – Manufacturers of advanced technology vehicles that achieve defined fuel economy targets, and manufacturers of components or materials that support eligible vehicles’ fuel economy performance. Qualifying Projects – Must 1) manufacture eligible vehicles or components that are used in eligible vehicles, 2) build new facilities; reequip, modernize, or expand existing facilities; and/or for engineering integration performed in the US…

Report: Washington can lead nation in advancing green hydrogen economy, but must move quickly, strategically

Report: Washington can lead nation in advancing green hydrogen economy, but must move quickly, strategically

Updated data shows roles of green hydrogen and hydrogen-derived fuels in net-zero economy; recommends most strategic uses and phases for state support OLYMPIA, WA — Green electrolytic hydrogen and renewable fuels made with hydrogen are expected to play an important role in Washington’s economy as it transforms to eliminate fossil fuels from the energy system, according to a recent report from the Washington Department of Commerce. The report finds that…