Daily Archives: December 21, 2009

BI clean energy company gets $350 million grant

A Bainbridge Island company has received a $350 million federal stimulus grant to help build a cutting-edge coal power plant in Texas that greatly reduces the amount of air emissions.

“This is not a science experiment. This is a commercial plant,” said Eric Redman, president of Summit Power Group of Bainbridge Island.

In today’s Kitsap Sun, business reporter Rachel Pritchett writes that Summit has developed technology that would capture 90 percent of the carbon dioxide produced by the plant. The gas would then be condensed and deposited deep underground.

The plant could produce enough energy for 400,000 homes.

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It’s a good time to be a kid on Bainbridge Island

The new KidsUp! Parent Child Center in the Pavilion on Madison Ave.
The new KidsUp! Parent Child Center on Madison Ave.

Within the next few months, kids will have three indoor play and learning centers to choose from in downtown Winslow.

The revived Parent Child Center opened earlier this month in the former gym space on the Pavilion’s second floor. The nonprofit center has a large town-themed play area, lots of toys, a quiet infant play area and a meeting room.

Next door, in KiDiMu’s old space, the Peacock Family Center is set to open in February. Peacock, which had a small play place in Rolling Bay, will have indoor and outdoor play areas, child care and on-site counselors to help special needs kids or mothers who need assistance with postpartum depression and other parenting challenges.

In June, KiDiMu plans to open its new space in the Island Gateway development on Winslow Way.

Having plenty of options is great for kids and parents, but what about the nonprofit centers themselves? Will they compete or collaborate? Check out my story here.