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Governor Inslee Helps Launch CEI

Governor Jay Inslee visited campus on December 12 to help celebrate the Institute’s launch.  He spoke to invited guests at a panel session moderated by CEI Chief Scientist Alex Jen and featuring Eric “Rick” Luebbe (CEO, EnerG2), David Kaplan (CEO, 1Energy Systems), Susannah Malarkey (Executive Director, Technology Alliance), and Denis Hayes (CEO, Bullitt Foundation) and then visited Clean Energy Institute labs accompanied by UW President Michael Young and CEI Director Daniel Schwartz.

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“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