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Using Hydrogen to Back Up the Grid
April 23, 2021

Eileen was quoted in an InvestigateWest article about the need for decarbonized gas to power the electricity grid in the 2040s and 2050s during rare instances.

Eileen V. Quigley – How to Get Ahead of the Curve
The Lawyer Who Rocks
April 8, 2021

Eileen was interviewed in early January 2021 by Joleen Hughes for her podcast, The Lawyer Who Rocks, about her career path that led to her founding the Clean Energy Transition Institute.

The battle over climate change is boiling over on the home front
The Washington Post
February 23, 2021

Eileen was quoted in The Washington Post on the challenges of transitioning home appliances from natural gas and said that there are upfront costs to make the switch to electricity from fossil gas that must be addressed in order for decarbonization to take place.

A Blueprint for Success Emerges in Cascadia
January 25, 2021

Eileen and the Clean Energy Transition Institute are featured in the third of a series by the Seattle-based, nonprofit investigative journalism newsroom InvestigateWest called Getting to Zero: Decarbonizing Cascadia. This article explores the Clean Energy Transition Institute's technical analysis work in support of the Washington 2021 State Energy Strategy.

A Thin Green Line with a Global Impact
January 18, 2021

Founding Institute Board member Ross Macfarlane is quoted in this second article in a series called Getting to Zero: Decarbonizing Cascadia by the Seattle-based, nonprofit investigative journalism newsroom InvestigateWest, which documents the successful efforts to stop the use ofNorthwest regional ports to expand global fossil fuel trade between 2004-2017.

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.

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”
Deutschland Alumniportal Profile
April 1, 2018

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
City of Seattle: Office of the Mayor
February 1, 2018

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
City of Seattle: Office of the Mayor
November 1, 2017

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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