Our annual Future of Carbon Policy Forum always sells out. And this year we expect limited available tickets to move fast. (Not “Taylor Swift” fast, but ”Long Story Short”, you want to register today so you can sing “You’re Not Sorry”.)
Don’t delay, register today!
On Thursday, January 4th – just four days prior to the start of the 2024 legislative session in Olympia – we’ll gather at Amazon’s Day 1 Building in Seattle for the launch of another critical year for carbon policy and clean energy innovation.
Last year, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Kate Gordon provided an overview of resources available through the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA), Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), and CHIPS & Science Act – the “backbone, lungs and brains” of the clean energy transition.
Just one year later, more than $1 billion has been awarded to Washington state’s innovative projects for carbon reduction. Coupled with more than $2 billion of state investments from the Climate Commitment Act, Washington is attracting billions more in private-sector investments and accelerating our transition to a low-carbon economy.
Leading companies, tribes and entrepreneurs are leveraging incentives to decarbonize and create clean energy careers. Government agencies are catalyzing market transformations through strategic investments.
In Centralia, Fortescue Future Industries will build a green hydrogen production plant, as the anchor of the PNW Hydrogen Hub.
Artist’s rendering of the hydrogen production plant proposed in Centralia, Washington, by Australia-based Fortescue Future Industries. The soon-to-close Centralia coal power station can be seen at left rear. (Courtesy of Fortescue Future Industries)
Andy Vesey, CEO of Fortescue North America, will speak at the Forum about their investment in the PNW H2Hub.
In Moses Lake, Group14 will put a $100 million U.S. Department of Energy grant toward construction of its second commercial Battery Active Materials factory (BAM-2), which is expected to be the world’s largest factory for advanced silicon battery technology. Group14 is the world’s leader and largest commercial manufacturer of lithium-silicon battery materials, powering the electrification of everything.
Group14 is building a battery materials manufacturing ecosystem in Washington state. BAM-1 (pictured) is already manufacturing its silicon battery technology at commercial scale today, and Group14 will leverage the funding from the DOE to expand the capacity of BAM-2. (Courtesy of Group14)
Grant Ray, VP of Global Market Strategy for Group14, will speak at the Forum about their investment in battery innovation.
In Olympia, legislators from across the state will convene to allocate additional investments from the Climate Commitment Act, among other duties.
At the Forum, we’ll gather a panel of “Olympians” from both chambers to preview the deliberations, debates, and decisions.
In Seattle, we’ll gather with forward thinkers at the Future of Carbon Policy Forum to learn what’s in store for 2024. You’ll want to be there.
Join us to hear from businesses, tribes, and government officials leading the way to a clean future.
And that’s not all…
Have you ever looked at the Amazon Spheres and said to yourself, “I wonder what it’s like inside?” We will walk next door for an inside-the-Sphere tour, a networking reception, and the presentation of the David & Patricia Giuliani Clean Energy Entrepreneur Award.
Don’t delay, register today!