Green

"It takes about 30 plastic water bottles to create one hand."

StormSensor uses sensors inside sewer lines to monitor rainfall.

Startup encourages markets for green energy, matching buyers with sellers.

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Collaboration between public and private sectors is changing Seattle's environmental future

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The future of urban engineering starts at the top.

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Without its dams, Washington’s ambitious climate goals would be hopelessly out of reach.

Dignitaries, workers and schoolchildren donned hard hats and safety goggles Thursday to welcome the first plant — an Australian tree fern — to the Amazon Spheres in downtown Seattle.

The utility’s job is usually straightforward: to generate or buy power and get it to the customer. The customer’s job is to pay the bill and flip the switch. Microsoft wants to shake up that arrangement.

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Optimum Energy
Location: Seattle  |  Employees: 60  |  Top Exec: Bert Valdman, president/CEO   |  optimumenergyco.com