The Conference For Those Building The Clean Energy Economy
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November 9, 2021
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.
2021 Keynote Speakers
Senior Vice President, Regulatory & Strategy
Puget Sound Energy
As PSE’s senior vice president of regulatory and strategy, Adrian Rodriguez is responsible for PSE’s clean energy strategy, regulatory and government affairs, resource planning, new product development and energy efficiency.
Deputy Director, British Consulate General in San Francisco & West Coast Regional Director
UK Science & Innovation Network in the U.S.
Sofka Brown is the West Coast Director for the UK Government’s Science and Innovation Network (SIN) in the US, based in the British Consulate in San Francisco. The global SIN is a unique part of the UK Government’s overseas representation, working to build international science and innovation collaborations to address strategically important issues, including: addressing the climate crisis through clean tech and future energy advances; global health challenges; and the responsible development of emerging technologies.
Senator Reuven Carlyle
36th Legislative District
Sen. Reuven Carlyle represents Washington’s 36th Legislative District (including the Northwest Seattle neighborhoods of South Lake Union, Belltown, Ballard, Queen Anne, Greenwood and Magnolia) in the State Senate. The district is home to the iconic Space Needle as well as the global headquarters of Amazon, Expedia, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, PATH and other organizations.
Sen. Carlyle chairs the Senate Environment, Energy & Technology (EET) Committee and serves on the Senate Ways & Means and Rules committees. As EET chair, he was lead sponsor of the historic Washington Clean Transformation Act, moving the state’s electric utilities completely off coal by 2025 and to 100-percent clean and renewable energy by 2045.
Professionally, Sen. Carlyle is a serial entrepreneur providing strategic business development services to bring advanced solutions to highly competitive global markets. He has held senior business development, board of director and advisory roles for McCaw Cellular Communications, AT&T Wireless, Xypoint Corp., AirSage, Twisted Pair Solutions, Synapse Product Development, and other firms.
Featured Plenary Session
Hot Topic Debate: Code Red for Humanity?
Climate change is impacting every region on Earth and the changes will increase in severity over time, according to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report released in August 2021. The Report calls for immediate, rapid, and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, otherwise limiting warming to close to 1.5°C or even 2°C will be beyond reach. The UN Secretary-General called the report a “Code Red for Humanity.”
Join our panel of thought leaders for a discussion of the IPCC Report’s key findings for global impacts as well as impacts in the Pacific Northwest, whether climate change impacts are irreversible, and what mitigation and adaption tools will make a difference.
Laurie Purpuro (Moderator)
Government Affairs Advisor
K&L Gates LLP
Vice President, Government Relations
Professor, Atmospheric Sciences
College of the Environment
University of Washington
Distinguished Professor of Climate Science
Department of Geography
Simon Fraser University
Meet the Energy Leadership Individual Award Finalists!
The Individual Energy Leadership Achievement Awards showcase outstanding achievement in energy policy, innovation & business. Your 2021 Individual Energy Leadership Award Finalists are…
- Nancy Hirsh
NW Energy Coalition
- Jared Silvia
Co-Founder and CEO
- Angela Becker-Dippman
Program Development Office, Energy & Environment Directorate
Meet the Energy Leadership Organization Award Finalists!
The Energy Leadership Organization Achievement Awards showcase a group or organization with outstanding achievements in energy policy, innovation & business. Your 2021 Group Energy Leadership Award Finalists are…
- Clean Energy Transition Institute
- A&R Solar
Award Sponsor: Seattle City Light
Presenting the Awards:
General Manager and CEO
Seattle City Light