CleanTech Events Calendar

What’s it worth?  Determining the Value of Your Business | December 10 | Webinar

If you had to sell your business tomorrow, what could you get for it? In this special webinar, Beau Butler, ASA-BV, a director of valuation services at Weaver, explains the basics of business valuation. When do you need a valuation? How can you identify potential buyers?  The webinar will cover the fundamentals of two basic approaches to valuation: the income approach and the market approach. In addition, Beau will help you understand discounts for lack of control and marketability and how they are applied to privately held businesses.  This webinar is a part of the Clean Energy Business Network Technical Dialogue series, which enables CEBN members to exchange their expertise with one another on technology, business, or finance matters related to clean energy.   Register here.

Energy Use Intensity (EUI) target setting and conditional compliance investment criteria | December 10 | Seattle

Commerce will convene a workshop on EUI target setting and conditional compliance investment criteria on Dec. 10. The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Smart Building Center in Seattle. You can register for the event here. Please bring a brown bag lunch.

Biofuels and the Agricultural Supply Chain featuring Dr. Michael Wolcott | December 11 | Seattle, WA

Part of the CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series.  Michael Wolcott, Regents Professor and LP Distinguished Professor in Washington State University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Wolcott is a member of the interdisciplinary Materials Science and Engineering faculty and a researcher in the Composite Materials and Engineering Center. Dr. Wolcott is an international leader in the field of bio-renewable materials and fuels.  Dr. Wolcott earned his Ph.D. in Materials Engineering Science from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University in 1989, his M.S. in Forestry and his B.S. in Wood Science from the University of Maine at Orono.

CleanTech at TheLab: Biofuels and the Agricultural Supply Chain | December 11 | Everett, WA

The NWIRC, through its partnership with CleanTech Alliance, will livestream the 2019-2020 CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series. The series presents notable cleantech executive speakers for a monthly conversation.

AI Public Policy Conference | December 12 | Seattle, WA

The Technology Alliance’s AI & Public Policy conference is shaping up to be an amazing day. With speakers ranging from Oren Etzioni from the Allen Institute to Heather Redman of Flying Fish and Osonde Osoba from the RAND Corporation we will explore what the impacts of AI will be and how our state can stay at the forefront of innovation.

Washington State Department of Commerce:  Emissions Reporting | December 12 | Seattle, WA

Reporting requirements.  12:30 to 4:00 p.m.  Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Avenue South.

2nd Annual Future of Carbon Policy | December 12 | Mercer Island

Join other leaders for a high level perspective on Washington’s progress towards climate change management.  The program will feature a series of short mini-briefings covering a range of policy issues, including both Low Carbon Fuel Standard and Cap & Invest, followed by a respondent panel covering topics including the state’s master plan for managing carbon issues, the implications of I-976, and priorities for next session.  Reception following.  Mercer Island Community Center.  Register here.  Sponsored by CleanTech Alliance, Low Carbon Prosperity Institute, Audubon Washington, Kitsap Bank, Carbon Washington, Washington Business Alliance, Northwest Innovation Works.

Washington State Department of Commerce:  Public Hearing | December 16 | Olympia

Phase 1 of the rulemaking process moves into its final steps with a public hearing and formal comment opportunity on Dec.16 in Olympia. Hearing details are in the proposed rule package posted on the CETA web page. These rules will establish social cost of greenhouse gas emissions and incorporate federal incremental hydro eligibility.

CleanTech Events Committee Meeting | December 18 | Seattle, WA

The CleanTech Alliance Events Committee recommends speakers, topics and formats for the annual Signature Events. The Events Committee meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 9:00 to 10:00 AM Pacific at the office of the CleanTech Alliance in Seattle.  If you are a member interested in participating, contact Jon Okun at

Forth: Annual Holiday Celebration and Food Drive! | December 18 | Portland, OR

Join Forth as they celebrate the holiday season – and the growth that the electric, shared and smart mobility industry has experienced over the past twelve months! Included will be electric transportation trivia, a recap of the biggest news of 2019 and a second food drive.  Enjoy special holiday appetizers, plus local beer and wine. Don’t miss Forth’s last networking event of 2019!  Registration for this event is FREE for Forth members and $25 for the general public. Register here.

CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committee | December 19 | Seattle/Phone (Members Only)

Contact Tom Ranken for more information.

EUI target setting and conditional compliance investment criteria Workshop | December 19 | Seattle

Commerce will continue the discussion about EUI target setting and conditional compliance investment criteria on Dec. 19. The meeting will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the Smart Building Center in Seattle. You can register for the event here. Please bring a brown bag lunch.

Radical Changes in Store for Washington Carbon Policy – featuring Senator Reuven Carlyle & Kristofer T. Johnson | January 8 | Seattle, WA

Part of the CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series.  Reuven chairs the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology Committee. He also serves on Senate Ways & Means and Rules Committees. As committee chair, Carlyle has been lead sponsor of sweeping carbon pricing and energy investment legislation. Earlier, he was named by Governing Magazine as “one of 12 legislators to watch” and as one of the nation’s most “tech savvy” legislators by GovTech.

Kristofer T. Johnson is the President and CEO of the Association of Washington Business. Prior to joining AWB, Kris was president of the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce. There, he led initiatives resulting in state and federal funding for the Central Corridor Partnership, which will bring light rail transit from downtown Minneapolis to downtown Saint Paul. Kris was selected as a Fellow for the Ford Foundation’s focus on Regional Sustainability Development.

Carbon and Electricity Markets Workgroup | January 15, 2020 | Olympia

The carbon and electricity markets workgroup will hold its initial meeting from 1 – 4 p.m. at the UTC hearing room at 621 Woodland Square Loop SE, Lacey, WA. Commerce and the UTC appointed the workgroup as provided in RCW 19.405.130. The meeting is open to the public, and a remote attendance option will be available. An agenda will be posted before the meeting.

Washington State Department of Commerce & Utilities & Transportation Commission Workshop | January 16, 2020 | Olympia

Methodologies for incorporating social cost of greenhouse gas emissions in utility planning, evaluation and acquisition.

CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committee | January 16 | Seattle/Phone (Members Only)

Guest Speaker:  Dave Danner, Chairman, Washington State Utilities & Transportation Commission, Contact Tom Ranken for more information.

CleanTech Group:  Clean Tech Forum San Francisco | January  27-29, 2020 | San Francisco, CA

As a true kick-off for the year ahead, this January gathering of global cleantech innovation community offers unique opportunities to learn, network, and get deals done. Since 2002, Cleantech Group has brought together leading corporate executives, startup and scale-up company CEOs, investors, government agencies, and other key innovation thinkers, supporters and enablers from all areas of resource innovation, all major industrial verticals, and from across the globe.  Register.

CleanTech Day 2020 | February 3, 2020 | Olympia, WA

CleanTech Alliance’s annual day in Olympia meeting with legislators, reception and board meeting

GLOBE 2020 | February 10-13, 2020 | Vancouver, BC

GLOBE will have five focused technology clusters, as well as numerous ‘general’ clean technology and environmental service exhibitors. The five Clusters are: Bio & Circular Economy, Clean Mobility, Carbon Productivity, Smart Cities, and Oceans & Plastics.

Stay tuned for joining the CleanTech Alliance Delegation! This package will includes reduced rate passes and trasportation.

Cleantech Venture Day | February 11-12, 2020 | London

Cleantech Venture Day has been a trailblazing event for the cleantech community since it started in 2006 in Finland, now also taking place in London. Over the last decade, more than 220 companies have pitched at Cleantech Venture Days and as much as 600 million euros has been invested as a result of the events.  Meet the leading cleantech startups, investors, corporates and other key-enablers from around the world to make valuable connections happen.  Information here.  Apply here.

Changing Trends in Energy Storage – Featuring Jud Virden | February 12, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Part of the CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series.  Dr. Jud Virden is Associate Laboratory Director for the Energy and Environment Directorate (EED) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). He leads a team of 1,000 staff in delivering science and technology solutions for energy and environmental challenges. These challenges include increasing our nation’s energy capacity; reducing dependence on imported oil; and detecting, mitigating and preventing the environmental impacts of legacy waste and energy generation and use. In fiscal year 2013, EED’s research sales to government and industry clients totaled $235 million.

CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committeehe Financing | February 20 | Seattle/Phone (Members Only)

Contact Tom Ranken for more information.

22nd Power, Energy and Automation Conference PEAC 2020 | March 2-5, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Advancing the Grid: Data to Automation to Resiliency.  This is the first year PEAC will be held in Seattle ( and we are excited about the new venue and the opportunity it provides for more attendees and exhibitors. The keynote speaker will Dr. Damir Novosel, President of Quanta Energy.  Seattle Airport Marriott.  Abstract page.

Fighting Cancer with Energy Efficiency – Featuring Bob Cowan | March 11, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Part of the CleanTech Alliance Breakfast series.  Featuring Bob Cowan, Director of Facilities for the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He is responsible for day to day Operations, Maintenance and Repair of the beautiful, highly complex, world class, 1.6 million square foot, Fred Hutchinson Campus. The 15 building Campus, located in Sunny Seattle WA, is dedicated to both Cancer Research and Treatment, has over 4,000 staff and boast of 3 Nobel Prize winners amongst the staff.

CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committee | March 19 | Seattle/Phone (Members Only)

Contact Tom Ranken for more information.

Maritime Blue: Accelerating Innovation and Sustainability Panel | April 8, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Part of the CleanTech Breakfast Series. Featuring:

GoGreen Conference | April 9, 2020 | Seattle, WA

For 10 years, the conference has featured regionally targeted sustainability content and leaders from the community.  GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions.  View our most recent Conference Program and featured leaders Case Studies and Speakers.  More information here.

NREL:  Industry Growth Forum | April 29-30, 2020 | Denver, CO

NREL is the United States’ primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. The Industry Growth Forum is a program of NREL’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (IEC). The IEC fosters an ongoing and extensive connection with the early-stage business community to stimulate an innovative and entrepreneurial cleantech environment, facilitate robust access to capital for investors, and accelerate the commercialization of clean energy technologies.

CleanTech Alliance Breakfast Series:  The Financing Arc | May 13, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Ag-tech company Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies (AST) manufactures and wholesales microbial inoculates for agricultural crops that were discovered and patent by an AST scientist. Their first product line is sold under various private labels and can increase the ability of crop plants to tolerate drought, salinity, and temperature stress. Hear directly from AST about the financing arc they followed – from founders to funders.  Speakers:

CleanTech Alliance:CleanTech Innovation Showcase | June 24, 2020 | Seattle, WA

The CleanTech Innovation Showcase brings the industry together to discuss the latest cleantech innovations, ideas and initiatives. The Showcase attracts industry leaders from across the U.S., Canada and beyond to see technology innovations and featured presentations from industry notables. The event truly is a who’s who of the cleantech industry. No other event gives you unprecedented access to industry leaders, decision makers, researchers, investors, policymakers, foreign business leaders, and the media!  Interested in previous Innovation Showcases? Check the links below:

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