Posts for 'Energy'

City of Seattle Receives New Federal Grant for Weatherization

April 5th, 2011

Today in the Finance and Budget Committee we approved Council Bill 117131 to receive funding for weatherization projects. The Office of Housing (OH) received an additional grant from the United States Department of Energy to the tune of $2.5 million. This new grant has great implications for new environmentally friendly technologies in low-income housing. Specifically, […]

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Green Jobs and the Energy Sector

February 2nd, 2011

After a couple months of work, we’re very excited about publishing our first law review article entitled – Seattle’s Green Building Initiative and Housing Retrofits: How Seattle Can Overcome the Obstacles That Face Effective Energy Conservation in the Building Sector. Seattle’s Green Building Initiative and Housing Retrofits: How Seattle Can Overcome the Obstacles That Face […]

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Carbon Neutrality Initiative launches website!

July 27th, 2010

This morning the Council received a briefing on the Carbon Neutrality Initiative and our website went live! It’s still a little bare-bones, but we hope it will grow and soon become the hub for communications for folks helping Seattle become a carbon neutral city. In the interim we have created a Facebook Fan Page  and you […]

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News from SPU – Restaurant recycling and composting go into effect this Thursday

June 30th, 2010

We are spreading the word about an exciting new ordinance going into effect Thursday, July 1. Below is the official press release from SPU. NEWS RELEASE June 30, 2010 For Immediate Release:                   Seattle Restaurants Switch to Composting and Recycling Thursday New city ordinance requires all single-use, throw-away food packaging to be compostable or recyclable by July […]

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Utility Assistance in Seattle

June 18th, 2010

Last night the Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee and Energy, Technology and Civil Rights Committee hosted a joint Special Committee on utility assistance programs at Chief Sealth High School. This spring, our office has worked with several families facing water shut-offs, navigating the various agencies and programs offering assistance. Trying to comprehend the network […]

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