WA State Dollars Flowing To Clean Energy Start-Ups Spurs Debate

By Austin Jenkins, KUOW.org.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee has made clean energy a signature issue of his administration. But some state clean energy grant money is flowing to startup companies staffed by former top state officials.

That’s fueled a larger debate about the value of spending state dollars on emerging technology. 

Mukilteo, Washington-based UniEnergy Technologies makes batteries -- giant batteries that can store-up energy from the electric grid.