Public Policy and Advocacy

A Unifying Voice

CleanTech Alliance provides a unified voice for the cleantech industry to inform public policy through advocacy and education. This voice links our members and municipal, state and federal policymakers. Our members are kept up-to-date on topics of relevance to help ensure their organizations remain effective and profitable. To read the latest legislative updates, and see CleanTech Alliance thought leadership featured in regional news outlets, view the Public Policy portion of our blog.

Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs Committee analyzes public policy issues relevant to our diverse membership, then shapes and articulates their recommendations for an Alliance position before presenting them to the Board of Directors for approval. It is through these efforts that the strength of our group’s collective voice can have greater impact than any singular voice. If you are a member interested in joining the committee, please contact Lindsay McCormick at lindsay@cleantechalliance.org

CleanTech Day in Olympia

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 day includes legislative briefings and a round table discussion on current government issues related to the sector.

Clean Energy Fund Impact

CleanTech Alliance worked in partnership with the Washington Department of Commerce to encourage support of the first Clean Energy Fund in 2013. Developed by Governor Jay Inslee, the Fund supports development, demonstration and deployment of clean energy technologies.  It was proposed again in the next two biennial budgets and approved by the legislature.  The CEF continues to prove its worth by creating jobs, improving energy efficiency, and supporting innovations.  In all, over three capital budgets, more than $122 million has been authorized for capital programs that support grid modernization, solar energy, research & development, grants to support lending, and electrification of transportation.

For more on the CEF, visit our dedicated CEF page.

Reports and White Papers

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Why JEDIs Belong in the CleanTech Sector 

Studies Agree: 80 Percent Clean Electricity by 2030 Would Save Lives and Create Jobs at Minimal Cost