Clean Energy Excellence

The Center of Excellence for Clean Energy is a statewide and regional resource that represents the interests of the energy industry and our labor partners, within the Washington State Community and Technical College system. We exist to narrow the gap between employers’ demands for a highly skilled workforce and the colleges’ ability to supply work-ready graduates. We convene industry and labor to help drive workforce development initiatives — and coordinate community college resources after industry and labor set the direction.

News & Events

Possible Side Effect of the UAW Strike on EVs

The UAW, United Auto Workers, initiated a strike Friday targeting three automakers- General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler owner Stallantis. With the uncertain transition to EVs the workers are seeking better pay and benefits, as well as looking to unionize new battery...

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The Pursuit of Zero-Emissions Street Sweepers in Seattle

The eSwingo 200+ electric compact sweeper. (SDOT Photo) As part of a pilot program and viability test, the Seattle Department of Transportation has deployed a fully electric compact bike lane sweeper. According to the manufacturer, the eSwingo200+ has an operating...

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Toyota Reveals a New Hydrogen Fuel-cell Truck

Toyota Hilux hydrogen fuel-cell prototype, Green Car Reports Toyota recently revealed a prototype hydrogen fuel-cell truck based on their overseas Hilux. Fitted with "core elements" from the Toyota Mirai fuel-cell sedan, the truck has a range of 372 miles and is...

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Important Considerations in Wind Turbine Nacelle Design

In order to maximize investments in wind turbine farms, and generate as much electricity as possible, wind turbines are being built taller where local regulations permit it. When designing taller turbines, engineers must reduce the size of installations within the...

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