On January 28, ASP and the Washington Clean Technology Alliance (WCTA) cohosted an event in Seattle, WA entitled “Clean Energy: The New Public Policy Reality.” The event featured several prominent speakers, including former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates; Sharon Burke, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs; Washington’s Governor Jay Inslee; Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09); as well as ASP’s own BGen Steve Cheney and Andrew Holland.
Governor Inslee spoke about the importance of clean energy and how it is driving economic development, particularly in his state of Washington. However, he also stated that the U.S. military is making significant progress in rolling out clean energy. For example, he commended the Navy for its efforts to incorporate biofuels into their ships and planes. Below is a full audio file of his speech.
To see a full agenda of the conference, click here.