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. 

Leading companies, tribes and entrepreneurs are leveraging incentives to decarbonize and create clean energy careers. Government agencies are catalyzing market transformations through strategic investments.

Join us for exciting updates, including Fortescue Energy’s plan to build a green hydrogen production plant in Centralia, as the anchor of the PNW Hydrogen Hub. 

Also hear about Group14’s plan to 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.

Speaking of carbon reduction projects in Eastern Washington, come hear how the Tribally-owned Yakama Power is leveraging $20 million in Climate Commitment Act funding to finance the Yakama Solar Canal project.

We will also highlight the Colville Tribe’s forest sequestration project, the largest in Washington State.

In Olympia, legislators from across the state will soon 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.


Jay Inslee

Washington State Governor


Sen. Rebecca Saldaña

37th Leg. District

Sen. Joe Nguyen

34th Leg. District

Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon

34th Leg. District

Cody Desautel

Executive Director, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation

Timi Marie Russin

Cowlitz Tribal Council Member


Ray Wiseman

General Manager, Yakama Power

David Zapolsky

Amazon SVP and General Counsel

Andy Vesey

CEO, Fortescue North America

Rick Costantino

CTO and Co-Founder, Group14 Technologies



Arrive for check-in

Location: Amazon Day 1 Building, downtown Seattle

    • Companies Leading Climate Innovation
    • Tribes Leading Climate Action
    • State Government Leading Climate Policy

Self-guided tour of the Amazon Spheres 


Networking reception and David & Patricia Giuliani Clean Energy Entrepreneur Award presentation


Special thanks to:

David and Linda Cornfield