Washington State Clean Materials Manufacturing Summit

In collaboration with the Washington BlueGreen Alliance, the University of Washington’s Carbon Leadership Forum, and SEI-US, the Clean Energy Transition Institute presented Building Washington’s Clean Materials Manufacturing Economy in June 2022, a gathering of policymakers, labor leaders, industry representatives, and environmental advocates focused on building a shared vision for making the Evergreen State a global leader in clean materials manufacturing.

The summit aimed to: 

  1. Grow awareness of the need for clean materials manufacturing as a critical building block to achieving Washington’s climate goals and for building a fair green economy, and the need for a targeted and coordinated approach to achieve that goal.
  2. Bridge the gap between Washington’s pursuit of net-zero by 2050 and doubling its manufacturing base.
  3. Build a group of policymakers, industry, environmental, and labor stakeholders invested in collaborating to develop a long-term Washington clean materials manufacturing strategy.
  4. Elevate clean materials manufacturing as a priority for the 2023 Washington legislative session and beyond.

Day 1:
June 23, 2022

Proceedings on Day 1 of the Summit took place virtually and can be viewed below.


Michael Furze, Washington State Department of Commerce


Rebecca Dell, ClimateWorks Foundation
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Slides: Keynote Presentation

Panel: Transforming Materials Manufacturing

  • Moderator: Jordan Palmeri, Science and Policy Analyst at Oregon Department of Environmental Quality
  • Neal Elliott, Director Emeritus at ACEEE
  • Derik Broekhoff, Senior Scientist at the Stockholm Environment Institute
  • Stacy Smedley, Executive Director at Building Transparency
  • Charlotte Brody, VP Health Initiatives at BlueGreen Alliance
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Slides: Transforming Materials Manufacturing

Panel: Revitalizing Materials Manufacturing

  • Moderator: Sasha Stashwick, Director of Industrial Policy, Climate & Clean Energy Program at NRDC
  • John Milko, Climate and Energy Program at Third Way
  • Emily Wimberger, Climate Economist at Rhodium Group
  • Jessica Koski, Washington State Policy Manager at BlueGreen Alliance
  • Shana Peschek, Executive Director at the Machinists Institute
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Slides: Revitalizing Materials Manufacturing

Day 2:
June 28, 2022

Approximately 50 stakeholders attended the in-person Day 2 of the Summit. Below you can find the presentations and a summary of proceedings.

Panel: Washington’s Climate Change and Manufacturing Policy Landscape

  • Moderator: Eileen V. Quigley, Clean Energy Transition Institute
  • Glenn Blackmon, Manager, Washington State Energy Policy Office at DOC
  • Hanna Waterstrat, Director, Washington State Office of Efficiency and Environmental Performance at DOC
  • Stephanie Celt, Washington State Senior Energy Policy Specialist at DOC
  • Joel Creswell, Climate Policy Section Manager at Washington State Department of Ecology
  • Carolyn Busch, Washington State Director of Workforce Innovation and Industry Sector Program Coordinator
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Slides: Washington's Climate Change and Manufacturing Policy Landscape

Panel: Materials Manufacturing in Washington

  • Panel moderated by Don Davies, President at Magnusson Klemencic Associates
  • Brent Downey, Manager of Environmental Affairs at Kaiser Aluminum Trentwood
  • Pat Jablonski, Environmental Manager at Nucor Steel Seattle, Inc.