CleanTech Day in Olympia offers CleanTech Alliance members an exclusive opportunity to engage and educate Washington State policymakers on the impact of clean technology research, innovation and jobs. The 2018 day-long session took place in January, and included a delegation of 85 constituents who held 40 meetings with legislators and their staff. Here is a run-down of the day’s activities that gives insight into what to expect next year. The 2019 event will also take place in January – more details to come.
- CleanTech Alliance Board Meeting (board members only): Representative Jeff Morris spoke during the 2018 board meeting
- Round Table Discussion (open to members and non-members): The 2018 round table, titled “Can Pricing Carbon be an Effective Mechanism to Reduce Carbon and Create Jobs?” included: Vlad Gutman-Britten, Washington Director of Climate Solutions; Steve Klein, CEO of Klein Tech Advisors; Chris McCabe, Executive Director of NW Pulp and Paper; Lauren McCloy, Senior Energy Policy Advisor in the Office of the Governor, and Todd Myers, Director of the Center for the Environment in the Washington Policy Council. Jimmy Jia, a well-known local cleantech entrepreneur, moderated the discussion.
- Legislative Briefings (members only)
- Reception: The 2018 reception took place at Boeing House
Planning Support from the CleanTech Alliance
Nervous about meeting with legislators? Don’t be! CleanTech Alliance staff will schedule and facilitate each legislative meeting, which will be attended by a small group of your fellow CleanTech Alliance members.