Clean Energy Excellence
The Center of Excellence for Clean Energy is a statewide 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.
Looking to add clean energy to your STEM, CTE or post-secondary curriculum? View our education resources to get started.
CAREERS & EDUCATION
Interested in exploring a career in clean energy? Learn about dozens of careers, search our job board, and find college programs to get started.
About the Center
The Center leads a coordinated, strategic approach to clean energy workforce development for the region and works with regional partners to: define clean energy careers and jobs, establish skill standards and identify job classifications, and create a regional clearinghouse for energy efficiency job openings.
News & Events
Hydrogen, nuclear and long duration energy storage must ramp up to meet clean energy goals
According to new reports released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), investments in hydrogen, nuclear and long duration energy storage sectors must increase from approximately $40 billion now to $300 billion by 2030, with continued acceleration until 2050 in...
What is hydrogen, and how does it produce clean fuel? Hydrogen is an energy carrier, not an energy source. Molecules containing hydrogen can be broken apart, and the hydrogen captured and used as an energy carrier to store and transport energy from sources like wind,...
Washington’s Clean Energy Fund grants nearly $1M for EV charging infrastructure throughout the state
This week, the Washington State Department of Commerce announced $970,000 in Clean Energy Fund grants to five projects that will support electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout the state. Eligible applicants for the first round of current funding...
Texas leads all states in renewable energy production
Texas is increasing its dominance as the clean energy leader. In 2022, Texas generated 136,118 gigawatt-hours from wind and utility-scale solar, most of it from wind. The runner-up was California with 52,927 gigawatt-hours, most of it from utility-scale solar,...
Clean energy House Bills in this week’s Washington State Legislative Session report
CleanTech Alliance's 2023 Washington State Legislative Session weekly report lists several House Bills related to clean energy and climate response. Here are a few: HB 1589 - Supporting Washington’s clean energy economy and transitioning to a clean, affordable, and...
Want to learn more about geothermal technologies? The Department of Energy’s Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) supports innovative technologies that address key exploration and operational challenges. Visit the GTO website to follow a roadmap to "Geothermal...