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Dense smoke smothers Pacific Northwest, shutting residents indoors and complicating fire response

The Washington Post

September 13, 2020

Eileen was interviewed by a reporter from The Washington Post for a story on the fires raging throughout the West. She was quoted on the smoke impacts in Washington, as well as how much sooner we are seeing climate change disruption than scientists had expected.

[1] Radical Changes Needed to Reach Northwest CO2 Targets, Study Says (Page 12)

Clearing Up

August 16, 2019

Eileen, along with Gabe Kwok of Evolved Energy Research, presented the findings of the Institute’s Northwest Deep Decarbonization Pathways Study to the Northwest Power Planning Council on August 13, 2019. KC Mehaffey of Clearing Up covered the Council meeting and wrote an in-depth analysis of the study. Clearing Up is a widely respected, subscription-only energy newsletter published by NewsData covering the greater Pacific Northwest.

Eileen V. Quigley on climate change and clean energy in the U.S.: “We do what we can”

Eileen was profiled by the Deutschland Alumniportal for a paper, Revolution Required: Meeting Current and Future Energy Challenges, she wrote and presentation she delivered in May 2015 in Hamburg, Germany for the Cities of Tomorrow series. She was selected by the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Foundation.

Mayor Durkan Announces Search Committee Members for Seattle City Light Leader

Eileen was chosen to co-chair the Search Committee to choose new Seattle City Light General Manager/Chief Executive Officer. On August 28, 2018, Mayor Durkan announced her selection of Debra Smith, Central Lincoln People’s Utility District General Manager.

The convention center is getting bigger. So is its carbon footprint


January 23, 2018

Eileen was interviewed by KUOW reporter, Amy Radil, on what the City of Seattle can do to meet its goal to be carbon-neutral throughout all sectors, and was quoted as saying: "’s important for planners to ask how every big project will help the city achieve carbon neutrality."

Will Seattle’s new mayor hold the city to its climate change goals?


January 8, 2018

Eileen was interviewed as a member of the Mayor's Transition Committee about Mayor Jenny Durkan's ideas to help Seattle meet ambitious carbon-emissions goals.

Seattle Mayor-Elect Jenny Durkan Announces Seattle’s Most Diverse, Inclusive Transition Committee Representing All Parts of the City

Eileen was chosen to serve on City of Seattle Mayor-Elect Jenny Durkan’s Transition Committee to help set Seattle’s environmental priorities for the Mayor's tenure.

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