March 26, 2019
Podcast: Building a Business Around Cleantech Innovation—with Tom Ranken
Source: Nori.com/podcast, March 26 The Pacific Northwest boasts several world-class research institutions, making the region a hub for cleantech R&D. But how do you move from the lab to the marketplace, building a business around your new innovation? What government programs are available to help your startup gain traction early on? And what industry associations […]

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March 15, 2019
Asterisks Recap | CleanTech Breakfast featuring Eric Beckwitt of Freightera
“A Green Future for Freight” Speaker:  Eric Beckwitt, CEO – Freightera Recap by: Russ Weed, President – CleanTech Strategies February 13, 2019   Some noteworthy comments from Eric’s presentation: *  all about reducing friction *  not about us, it’s about climate 100 years from now *  as much about agroecology as anything else [see Eric’s […]

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March 15, 2019
Sixth Annual CleanTech Innovation Delegation: Working with Japanese Delegation
CleanTech Innovation Showcase, June 24, 2019:  The CleanTech Alliance is working with the Washington State Department of Commerce to bring a substantial Japanese group to the Innovation Showcase event in June.  The 6th Annual Showcase will be all day at Bell Harbor International Conference Center and will attract 300-500 participants.  In addition to our great […]

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March 8, 2019
CleanTech Alliance Board Member Rick Luebbe, Group14 Technologies
Rick is the CEO and Co-Founder of Group14 Technologies.  Group14 Technologies, a spinout of EnerG2, is focused on materials for Li-ion batteries. Before founding the company, Rick co-founded and led EnerG2 as CEO from 2003 through all its stages of growth until its acquisition by BASF in 2016.  Rick held the position of Co-CEO at EnerG2 – […]

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March 6, 2019
CleanTech Alliance Board Member Reeves Clippard, A&R Solar
Reeves Clippard is co-founder and CEO of A&R Solar, an employee-owned Social Purpose Corporation with 20 employee-owners and 70 employees across Washington and Oregon. A&R Solar specialize in deploying solar energy technologies for homeowners, businesses, communities, and governmental agencies — to date, A&R has completed more than 2,500 solar installations throughout the Pacific Northwest totaling […]

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March 5, 2019
CleanTech Alliance Board Member Jimmy Jia, Distributed Energy Management
Jimmy Jia is an innovator, author, educator, and strategist.  He is on the board for the Center for Sustainable Energy (energycenter.org) and chairs the Strategy Committee. His expertise is using energy as an indicator of corporate strategy and governance, resulting in corporations reducing wasted expenditures by “right sizing” their consumption. In acting as a “Chief […]

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March 5, 2019
CleanTech Alliance Board Member Aaron Block, Allumia
Aaron Block founded Allumia to create a collective, cohesive approach to making energy conversation and management accessible, accountable and most important, transparent. After graduating college in 2008, Aaron joined Gridpoint – an early SmartGrid technology company – as a utility analyst. After leaving Gridpoint, he co-founded, and led market development at, Skyline Innovations, a solar-as-a-service provider focused on solar […]

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