The Conference For Those Building The Clean Energy Economy

November 12, 2020

A Virtual Event

The Energy Leadership Summit is the region’s must-attend clean energy event. Presented jointly by the CleanTech Alliance and the Northwest Environmental Business Council, this unique event connects policy with practice and addresses the industry’s current challenges and future opportunities.

Join us in exploring the nexus of energy, climate change, and the region’s economy with more than 400 industry leaders and policymakers from across the Northwest. The Energy Leadership Summit will provide an unmatched forum for learning, networking, and business development in the Northwest.

Special Guest Speaker

Energy Leadership Summit - Washington Governor Jay Inslee

Jay Inslee

Washington Governor

The 2019 Energy Leadership Summit is delighted to welcome special guest speaker Washington Governor Jay Inslee.

Governor Inslee has long championed the need for action to fight climate change and he continues to uncompromisingly pursue numerous policies that are speeding the transition away from fossil fuels and towards a clean energy economy.
Governor Inslee is powering a new path to Washington’s clean energy future by requesting and signing an unprecedented suite of clean energy legislation into law, ushering in aggressive timelines for decarbonizing Washington’s economy and transforming the state’s energy landscape.

Keynote Speakers

Energy Leadership Summit - Angela Becker-Dippmann

Angela Becker-Dippmann

Strategy Advisor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Energy and Environment Directorate

Ms. Angela Becker-Dippmann rejoined PNNL in April 2019 as a Strategy Advisor in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Energy and Environment Directorate. In this cross-cutting role, she evaluates emerging national, regional, and state energy and environmental priorities, policies and programs to ensure EED’s mission strategy and S&T are focused on the most impactful outcomes. She is based in PNNL’s Seattle office.

Ms. Becker-Dippman took a break from PNNL to work for 4 years as a Staff Director at the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (SENR), with jurisdiction over the Department of Energy’s applied R&D programs, Bonneville Power Administration, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and U.S. Department of Interior. With SENR, she managed 20 policy professionals, legislative counsels, federal agency detailees, and science fellows to execute the energy, infrastructure, environmental, and public lands agenda of Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and 10 Democratic Committee Members.

Prior to that, her position with PNNL had been as a senior policy analyst in EED. Before her time at PNNL, Ms Becker-Dippman held various senior positions in the energy policy field.

Energy Leadership Summit - Eileen Quigley

Eileen V. Quigley

Executive Director, Clean Energy Transition Institute

Eileen V. Quigley is the Executive Director of the Clean Energy Transition Institute, which advances strategies to achieve deep decarbonization. Her career spans eight years as a journalist in Washington, DC and New York City, covering politics and business; 10 years in the high-tech industry in Seattle; and 18 years as a nonprofit manager. She worked at Climate Solutions from 2009-2016; is the author of several papers on clean energy solutions; and has co-taught a course on the clean energy transition at Western Washington University. Eileen received her MS in Journalism from Columbia University and BA in Literature from Yale University.

Energy summit 2019 speaker Daniel Malarkey

Daniel Malarkey

Senior Fellow, Sightline Institute

Daniel Malarkey is a Senior Fellow at the Sightline Institute, a think tank providing leading original analysis of energy, economic, and environmental policy in the Pacific Northwest.  He has helped implement large-scale projects in infrastructure, technology, and energy in Washington for nearly thirty years. In the four years after the Great Recession, he worked as deputy of the state commerce department where he oversaw the energy office and scores of other programs to improve communities and human welfare.  He’s had leadership positions at and with several local startups, including as CEO of his own biodiesel company.  He took his undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Oregon and a graduate degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School.

Energy Leadership Summit - Todd Myers

Todd Myers

Environmental Director, Washington Policy Center

Todd is the Environmental Director at the Washington Policy Center, a market-oriented think tank in Seattle. He serves on the board of the American Conservation Coalition, and ConservAmerica. He has been recognized for his work on energy and the environment and is a leading national voice to empower families to reduce their natural resources.

With nearly two decades in environmental policy, Todd Myers’ experience includes work on a range of environmental issues, including spotted owl habitat, old-growth forests and salmon population. Currently, he serves as a member of the Puget Sound Salmon Recovery Council and was a member of the executive team at the Washington State Department of Natural Resources.

Energy Leadership Summit - Debra Smith

Debra Smith

General Manager and CEO, Seattle City Light

Debra Smith is the General Manager and CEO of Seattle City Light, one of the nation’s largest community-owned owned electric utilities. City Light serves more than 460,000 meters and 900,000 people across Seattle and parts of eight adjacent franchise cities.

Previously, Debra served as Central Lincoln PUD’s General Manager from July 2013 to October 2018. She brought 17 years of experience to that role from the Eugene Water and Electric Board, where she held a variety of positions, including Assistant General Manager.


2019 Energy Leadership Achievement

The Energy Leadership Achievement Awards spotlights individuals and organizations that are making significant contributions to the fields of energy policy, innovation and business. 

Award Finalists

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