Climate Action Goes to Washington State
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Climate Action Goes to Washington (State): Energy Solutions in the Pacific Northwest
Featuring Gov. Jay Inslee

The recent agreement between Washington state, British Columbia, Oregon and California to harmonize their climate and energy policies has the potential both to accelerate greenhouse gas reductions and to catalyze a strong, clean, and resilient economy. Join Washington Governor Jay Inslee and other distinguished leaders on Tuesday, April 1, for a discussion on the future of clean industry. Brought to you by Climate Desk Live, this event is a partnership between the University of Washington’s College of the Environment, Climate Access, and Climate Desk. Hosted by award-winning journalist Chris Mooney and sponsored by Bloomberg BNA, the discussion will cover a range of key climate policy issues from coal terminals, to fuel efficiency standards, to carbon pricing, with an eye toward innovation and new energy solutions.

Featured Guests: Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee; Lisa Graumlich, Dean, College of the Environment, University of Washington; Paul Shukovsky, correspondent, Bloomberg BNA; Dan Schwartz, Director, Clean Energy Institute
When: Tuesday, April 1, 3-5pm
: University of Washington, Tower Auditorium.
Cost: Free. Advance registration is required

Parking and Directions: For directions and parking at the UW Tower, please click here.

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Jay Inslee
A fifth generation Washingtonian, Jay Inslee was first elected to Congress in 1998, serving until 2012. He is the coauthor of Apollo's Fire: Igniting America's Clean-Energy Economy, a book about the job-creating potential of the clean tech industry. As governor, Inslee's top priority is growing Washington's innovative industries such as clean energy, IT and life sciences, and strengthening existing industries such as aerospace, agriculture, maritime, and military.

Lisa Graumlich
Dr. Lisa J. Graumlich is the inaugural dean of the College of the Environment at the University of Washington, and the Prentice and Virginia Bloedel Professor. As a scholar, Graumlich pioneered the use of tree-ring data to understand long-term trends in climate, focusing on the mountains of western North America. She is actively engaged with a broad range of stakeholders to understand and respond to the impacts of climate change.

Paul Shukovsky
Paul Shukovsky is Pacific Northwest Correspondent for Bloomberg BNA. He previously worked as a reporter for the Miami Herald, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, the Tampa Tribune, UPI, and as a public television news producer/anchor alternately covering the environment, indigenous tribes, federal courts, federal investigative agencies, terrorism and national security issues.

Dan Schwartz
Dr. Daniel T. Schwartz leads the Clean Energy Institute at the University of Washington, and is Boeing-Sutter Professor of Chemical Engineering. Dan's research ranges from molecular properties of porous electrodes to the practical challenges of adopting new clean energy technologies. He is passionate about connecting university research with tangible societal needs in energy and the environment. 

David Roberts
David Roberts is senior staff writer at Grist, where he covers energy and energy politics. He has contributed to outlets including The New York Times, Outside, and Scientific American, and been featured on programs including MSNBC's Up with Chris Hayes and The Rachel Maddow Show. His work has been hailed by thought leaders including Al Core, Paul Krugman, and Michael Levi.

Moderator: Chris Mooney
Chris Mooney is an award-winning science and political journalist and the host of Climate Desk Live. He is the author of four books and the co-host of Inquiring Minds, a weekly podcast exploring where politics, society, and science collide.



Climate Desk is a journalistic collaboration between The Atlantic, the GuardianThe Huffington Post, GristSlateMother Jones, the Center for Investigative Reporting, and Wired aimed at exploring the consequences of a changing climate with a collective reach of more than 200 million people@ClimateDesk

Climate Access is a nonprofit network aimed at leveraging the public’s role in addressing climate disruption by increasing support for policy and involvement in shifting energy and sustainability behaviors. Climate Access consists of more than 2,000 leaders from nonprofits, government, and academia located in Canada, the United States, and 43 countries around the world. @climateaccess

Bloomberg BNA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bloomberg, is a leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals. Bloomberg BNA has been delivering cutting-edge news and expert reference materials to EHS professionals for more than three decades, always with unstinting attention to detail and complete objectivity. Bloomberg BNA’s Energy and Climate Report continues this tradition, with specialized news and analysis on the legal requirements and policy developments surrounding climate change mitigation and adaptation, clean energy and energy efficiency, and corporate sustainability practices in the United States and abroad. @BBNAClimate

University of Washington College of the Environment is the largest environment-focused college in North America, with unparalleled depth and breadth in environmental systems: from the forests to the seas and from the depths of the earth to the edges of the solar system.  In partnership with industry, government and nonprofits, the College is creating new leaders, advancing knowledge and forging sustainable solutions to the critical environmental challenges of our time. @UW_CoEnv 

Clean Energy Institute at the University of Washington aims to accelerate the creation of a scalable clean energy future by advancing next generation solar energy and electrical energy storage materials and devices, and their integration with systems and the grid. We are realizing this vision through scientific and engineering research combined with partnerships leveraging eight decades of unique clean energy leadership, knowledge, and infrastructure in our state and region.

Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4333 Brooklyn Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195

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