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Governor Jay Inslee presented the first annual David & Patricia Giuliani Clean Energy Entrepreneur Award to Kenworth Truck Company. The second award winner was Myno Carbon.

The third award presentation will be at our upcoming Future of Carbon Policy Forum, and nominations are now open.

The award, named after our organization’s founder and his wife, recognizes meaningful advances in clean energy innovation. With so much clean energy innovation in Washington state, this year’s winner will earn significant bragging rights, and follow in the footsteps of two headline makers:

Kenworth was a highlight at the Green Transportation Summit and Expo in Tacoma, with its hydrogen fuel cell T680 FCEV.

Myno Carbon was in the news recently for an innovative partnership with the state’s Department of Natural Resources to sequester carbon and reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires in Eastern Washington, using slash residuals from DNR-managed timberlands to produce renewable electricity and biochar.

Is your company – or another that you admire – bringing forward new ideas to accelerate our transition to a clean economy? If so, please fill out the nomination form here

We welcome nominations for large companies and small businesses, iconic establishments and fledgling start-ups, in any sector whether power, transportation, agriculture, maritime, manufacturing, software… you name it. Criteria includes:

  • Doing business in Washington state
  • Measurable reduction of greenhouse gasses and criteria pollutants
  • Positive impact on overburdened communities
  • Innovation that leads sector-wide change
  • Job creation

Feel free to share the nomination form. The deadline for submissions is September 30th.