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.

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The energy industry — globally, nationally, and in Washington state — is in the midst of tremendous change. Significant growth in the renewable/clean energy sector has occurred in recent years and forecasts show that this trend will continue. Washington state is on the leading edge of new developments and emerging technologies, and the state is well positioned to accelerate the shift toward a clean energy economy to support state environmental and economic goals. The future growth in clean energy depends on a well-qualified workforce to design, build, operate, and maintain renewable energy plants and equipment.

Wind Turbine Recycling Startup Gains New Partner

Wind Turbine Recycling Startup Gains New Partner

Avangrid recently donated 300 pounds of decommissioned wind turbine blades to WindLoop to test recycling process (Credit: Avangrid) Avangrid, a sustainable energy company and member of the Iberdrola Group, recently announced that it donated 300 pounds of...

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Check Out the SBST Program at South Seattle College

Check Out the SBST Program at South Seattle College

The Sustainable Building Science Technology program at South Seattle College can help you take the next career step. The program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the built environment industry with an understanding of the intricate...

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2024 CleanTech Innovation Showcase

Join CleanTech Alliance for the 11th annual Innovation Showcase and look forward to informative keynotes on sector trends, networking, demonstrations, exhibitor booths, and explore key topics such as  emerging companies, funding, energy, and the grid.

Friday, June 14, 2024 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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PNW Hydro Think Tank

Deadline to Apply: May 15, 2024

Join the Hydro Think Tank Competition and explore innovative solutions for sustainable hydropower. Compete in a team with 3-5 students for a chance to win cash prizes provided by the Hydropwer Foundation.

Apply now! 

Event takes place:

August 13-15, 2024
Rocky Reach Dam & Discovery Center
Wenatchee, WA


Accelerate to Zero, your road begins in Tacoma. Aug. 20-22, 2024. Green Transportation Summit & Expo.

Green Transportation Summit & Expo

The 13th Annual Green Transportation Summit & Expo will feature networking opportunities, informative sessions, workshops, vehicle demonstrations, and more! Co-located with RE+ Northwest 2024, the event will highlight solar, storage, wind, and electric vehicle infrastructure integration.

August 20-24, 2024

Buy tickets now for Early Bird Pricing until May 31, 2024.