CleanTech Events Calendar

Forth:  Revolutionizing The Electric Car Buying Process | October 16 | Seattle, WA

At Forth’s October networking event, strategies will be discussed to educate consumers and dealers about EVs including strategies to get cars to the consumers and to engage dealers in making the electric car jump.  Guest speaker Hieu Le, Campaign Representative at Sierra Club, will discuss results from the current Rev Up EV campaign – a nationwide study on the consumer experience of electric vehicle shopping. Register here.


King County Climate Action | October 16 | Des Moines, WA

King County is hosting three SCAP public workshops this October, when they will share highlights of recent climate progress and challenges, initial ideas for what more the County might do, and get public input on priorities and solutions.  RSVP for October 16.


CleanTech Events Committee Meeting | October 16 | 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 Jon@cleantechalliance.org.


Open Discussion on Cap & Invest in Washington State | October 16 | Webinar

This webinar will be an open discussion on the Cap & Invest system under development in Washington state. We’re interested in your suggestions, advice, and concerns. Our emphasis will be on resolving concerns and problems, and strengthening pathways to our twin goals – prosperity up & emissions down.


CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committee | October 17 | Seattle/Phone (Members Only)

Contact Tom Ranken for more information.  Topics include Low Carbon Fuel Standard, CETA, Clean Energy Fund.


Roofing Contractors Association of Washington:  Bi-Annual Dinner Meeting | October 17 | Tukwila, WA

Featuring Reid Ribble, CEO of the NRCA. Before becoming NRCA CEO, Ribble Served six years in the U.S. House of Representatives. during his tenure, he served on the Agriculture, Transportation and Infrastructure, Budget and Finance, and Foreign Affairs Committees, where he served as vice chairman of the Committee on Emerging Threats. During his time in Congress, Ribble met with more than 25 heads of state and in his capacity on the Committee on Foreign Affairs traveled extensively throughout Eastern Europe and the Middle East.


Solar Washington:  Washington State Solar Summit | October 18 | Bellevue, WA

Solar Washington is hosting the Washington State Solar Summit, an annual information gathering and networking event for industry stakeholders including manufacturers, installers, utilities, municipalities, legislators/policy makers, educators, students, tribal members, advocacy organizations / nonprofits, distributors, engineers, financial lenders, consultants and more. Learn more and register.


Washington State Department of CommerceCETA Workshop | October 21 | Wenatchee, WA

1:30-4:30 p.m.  Confluence Technology Center, 285 Technology Center Way #102, Wenatchee, WA 98801.  The workshop will cover potential rules about compliance and reporting.  The workshop will cover potential rules about compliance and reporting. RSVP.  To participate by Webex or phone, use these links.  Meeting number: 808 297 972.  Password: 100%CLEAN.  Telephone: 415-655-0001.  Access code: 808 297 972.


Electrification & Natural Gas Decarbonization: Opportunities & Challenges | October 22 | Seattle, WA

This conference is designed to create a forum for sharing practical information and ideas about challenges and opportunities related to electrification and gas decarbonization. Rather than merely extolling overall benefits, the conference will explore potential impacts and implications for the Northwest energy utility industry.


Discover Opportunities in South Africa! | October 22 | Webinar

The energy produced in South Africa is mainly from coal, because of the abundance of this material that the country offers. Coal-fired power accounts for more than 90% of total expenditures. This is why the big companies producing and distributing energy are fond of innovations!


COSM:  AI, Blockchain, Crypto, and Life After Google | October 23-25 | Bellevue

COSM is an exclusive national summit on converging technologies remaking the world. For decades, George Gilder has written about the revolutions shaping our world:  artificial intelligence, blockchain, 5G, crypto-currency, autonomous vehicles, cloud computing, the biotech revolution, and internet commerce.  All are converging in Seattle at COSM. The mission of the conference is to stimulate debate and deliberation amongst industry leaders on the unities animating these apparently divergent technology areas. More information can be found here.


Utilities and Transportation Commission: Clean Energy Transformation Act Work Group Initial Organization | October 24 | Lacey, WA

The Washington State Department of Commerce and the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission have initiated a carbon and electricity markets work group, as required by RCW 19.405.130. Meetings are open to all interested stakeholders.  Information here and here.


Wellspring IV: Smart Water, Smart Solutions | October 24-25 | Tacoma, WA

Join top water operators, business leaders, water entrepreneurs, government policy makers and experts for the Smart Water—Smart Solutions Summit for 2019. It is the premier Pacific Northwest gathering focused on sustainable, integrated, and inclusive solutions to critical water problems and challenges.  (CleanTech Alliance members are eligible for a $50 registration discount. Contact:  lynn@wellspringconf.org)  Register.


Maritime Blue: R&D Pathways for Maritime Energy Solutions | October 29 | Seattle, WA

The Washington Maritime Blue cluster organization and its local partners, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and DNV GL, invite you to join us for a workshop to develop a shared maritime energy agenda. This workshop will provide an opportunity for the maritime industry and R&D institutions to come together with federal organizations to identify maritime energy needs for decarbonization and cross agency/industry collaboration opportunities. For sponsorship information, please contact: info@maritimeblue.org


UTC seeks comments on Renewable Natural Gas Standards| October 29 | Lacey, WA

The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission will host a workshop to gather information related to renewable natural gas (RNG) and pipeline standards. House Bill 1257, passed during the 2019 legislative session, requires utilities to offer RNG service to customers. In advance of the workshop, the commission is also accepting written comments about RNG quality standards, market supply, and safety requirements, among other issues.


Department of Labor & Industries | WA Clean Energy Transformation Act Meetings | October 30 | Tukwila

CETA allows for certain clean energy project tax benefits when the projects are certified by the L&I as having complied with requirements.  L&I is required to adopt emergency rules and permanent rules to define and set these requirements by Dec. 1 to go into effect Jan. 1, 2020.

  • Meeting:  Oct. 30, 1:30-3:30 p.m., L&I Tukwila Service Location, Room C30, 12806 Gateway Drive S, Tukwila.
  • Remote Access:  WebEx Meeting Link, Password: QW5xs4kN.
  • By Phone:  Toll-free: 855-929-3239, Code: 808 507 268#, Select # a second time to connect to meeting (no password required).
  • Contact Maggie Leland, L&I Policy Director, Maggie.leland@lni.wa.gov, 360-902-4504.

Mountain West:  From Manufacturing Through Infrastructure | October 31 – November 1 | Boise, ID

Idaho National Laboratory and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research are hosting a workshop to shed light on the status of technologies and future directions.  The event will include discussions about the status and challenges of energy storage, infrastructure integration, materials and manufacturing, and life cycle and recycling.  More information here.


Washington State Department of Commerce:  Low Income and Equity Workgroup Meeting | November 4 | Webinar

Commerce will hold a workshop to continue the conversation around low income and equity work in the Clean Energy Transformation Act (CETA). The purpose of this workshop will be to hear from administrators of energy assistance programs and generate ideas about what is needed around resources and data in the state.


Generate 2019: Generate 2019: Electrification Right Here, Right Now | November 6-8 | Vancouver, BC

Then Generate 2019 is the ideal setting for you to collaborate, network, and share your knowledge with others in the industry.

Generate will will focus on electrification right here, right now; providing cost-effective electricity for British Columbians through the efficient and environmentally responsible development of BC’s power generation while establishing a thriving electric grid.


Oil and Gas Cleantech Challenge | November 7 | Denver, CO

The OGCC is a product innovation showcase and competition that connects clean technology solutions to the oil and natural gas industry. As the oil and natural gas industry evolves and faces challenging markets, it continues to invest in technologies that address methane mitigation, resource usage, water quality and operational risks. Companies with an innovative technology that applies to the oil and gas industry can apply here to present. The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. MDT.


Clean Energy Communities/Reliable Systems | November 8 | Portland, OR

What is a utility to do? Disparate stakeholders want today’s utilities to accomplish many things: phase out coal, become 100 percent clean, give customers and communities more choices, make long-term investments, and much more. At the same time, utilities must retain enough capacity to ensure that lights turn on and customers are comfortable on the coldest and warmest days. It is clear that creating clean energy communities in Oregon requires us to resolve conflicting energy policy options.

The CUB Policy Conference is designed to educate energy and utility policy analysts, attorneys, advocates, regulators, and others working in and around the energy industry. All past CUB Conferences have offered Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits from the OR and WA Bars, and we anticipate renewed accreditation for 2019.


Washington State Department of CommerceCETA Workshop | November 13 | Olympia, WA

1:00-4:00 p.m.  Topics: Additional discussion of planning and reporting requirements.  1011 Plum Street SE, Olympia.


Department of Labor & Industries | WA Clean Energy Transformation Act Meetings | November 15 | Tumwater

CETA allows for certain clean energy project tax benefits when the projects are certified by L&I as having complied with requirements.  L&I is required to adopt emergency rules and permanent rules to define and set these requirements by Dec. 1 to go into effect Jan. 1, 2020.

  • Meeting:  Nov. 15, 10–noon, L&I Tumwater Headquarters, Rm. 118 & 119, 7273 Linderson Way SW, Tumwater.
  • Remote Access:  WebEx Meeting Link, Password: DmMmmDx8.
  • By Phone:  Toll-free: 855-929-3239, Code: 807 613 289#, Select # a second time to connect to meeting (no password required).
  • Questions:  Maggie Leland, L&I Policy Director, Maggie.leland@lni.wa.gov, 360-902-4504

Washington State Department of Commerce:  Washington Energy Delegation to Chile | Santiago, Chile | November 18-22 TBD

Washington State is planning to lead a delegation to Santiago prior to COP-25.   The delegation will include State government representatives and, ideally, 5-10 companies.  Topics for discussion may include renewable thermal energy development (solar, geothermal, biomass, district energy) wave & tidal energy, grid modernization/resilience, electric public transportation, buildings and energy efficiency, marine energy research & innovation, gender diversity and inclusion within the energy sector.  For more information, contact Dave Baron.


CleanTech Alliance & NEBC:  Energy Leadership Summit | November 19 | Seattle

Stay tuned for more information on the 2nd Energy Leadership Summit hosted by the CleanTech Alliance and the Northwest Environmental Business Council (NEBC). Click here for information.


Forth:  The Future Is Electric! Daimler’s Vision | November 20 | Portland, OR

Forth’s November networking event will be hosted at the DTNA corporate headquarters in Portland. Leaders in DTNA’s Electric Mobility Group will participate to discuss future strategies for managing the increasingly heavy electrical load.  The guest speaker will explore the future of heavy-duty electrification and how it will manufacturing in Oregon. Register here.


CleanTech Events Committee Meeting| November 20 | 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 Jon@cleantechalliance.org.


CleanTech Alliance Government Affairs Committee | November 21 | Seattle/Phone (Members Only)

Contact Tom Ranken for more information.


NW Energy Coalition:  Clean & Affordable Energy Conference | December 2 | Seattle, WA

This fall’s conference will feature keynote speaker Alison Silverstein of the North American SyncroPhasor Initiative speaking about emerging technologies for grid reliability.  We’ll hear from the leaders of some of the northwest’s largest utilities on the Bonneville Power Administration and the future of the energy system in our region.  Conference panelists will focus on reinventing the grid with customer-side resources, both current and emerging, that will be essential for utilities to provide clean, affordable, and reliable service for all communities.


The New England Venture Summit | December 3 | Boston, MA

The New England Venture Summit will bring together over 500 VCs, Corporate VCs, Angel Investors, Investment Bankers and founders of venture backed, emerging and early stage companies; will feature more than 50 VCs as speakers and judges; presentations from more than 50 Top Innovators and high-level networking opportunities.  Register now with Code ‘CTAVIP’ for an extra 10%, which stacks with the early bird rate!


RCAW Holiday Gala and Casino Night| December 9 | Bellevue, WA

Ring in the Holidays with your roofing family.


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.


Washington State Department of CommerceCETA Workshop | December 12 | Seattle, WA

12:30 pm to 4:00 p.m.  Pacific Tower, 1200 12th Avenue South.  Topics: To be determined.


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 Jon@cleantechalliance.org.


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.


Radical Changes in Store for Washington Carbon Policy – featuring Senator Reuven Carlyle| 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. He has been a leading voice in the Legislature for meaningful tax transparency and accountability, responsible gun safety laws, higher education, foster youth, environmental and energy strategies and more.


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


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

Part of the ClenaTech 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.


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.


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.


Clean Tech Investing | May 13, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Speakers to be announced.


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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