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“Energized for the Future” Featured in Xconomy

Look for our series of thought leadership columns on Washington state’s energy sector in 2035 this week in the Xconomist Forum.

The Clean Energy Institute commissioned this series to make sure we, and the region, are harvesting the wisdom of leaders like those featured in the series. The investments we make today will impact our region’s share of the $17 trillion Citi predicts will be spent on global energy infrastructure over the next 20 years.

A printable .pdf of the full series is available here and the individual articles are below:




Game-Changing Clean Technology Essential to the Energy Economy of 2035, Kevin Klustner, CEO, Powerit Solutions

Readying the Distributed Grid for the Big Energy Challenges of 2035, Ronald Litzinger, President, Edison Energy

Leadership: An Essential Variable in Washington’s 2035 Energy Equation, Rick Luebbe, CEO and Co-Founder of EnerG2

Transform Utilities to Smooth the Way to a New Energy Future, Daniel Malarkey, Vice President of Business Development and Public Policy for 1Energy Systems

Washington Needs a Master Plan to Prepare for the 2035 Energy Economy, Gary Shaver, President, Silicon Energy

Will the Energy Economy of 2035 Mirror the Energy Economy of 2015? Jud W. Virden, Jr., Associate Laboratory Director for the Energy and Environment Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Our Energy Future in 2035 Depends on New Technologies, Talent, and Mindsets, Maggie Brown, Executive Director and Global Lead for Energy & Clean Tech, APCO Worldwide

Fulfilling Our Energy Future’s Potential: 5 Key Challenges, Daniel Schwartz, Director UW Clean Energy Institute



“Providing clean energy to the inhabitants of our planet is a major challenge to future generations. The University of Washington is to be congratulated for establishing an Institute where faculty and students can work together to tackle the difficult global challenge of energy sustainability.”
– Mildred Dresselhaus, Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering, Emerita and Institute Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Energy competition is opening up in a variety of ways, the push for carbon control will continue, and the rate of technology advancement is exponential. All the things I’ve seen at the CEI are just perfect for the way we see things going in energy. You guys are at the cutting edge. We’re counting on you.”
– Ronald Litzinger, President, Edison Energy