Author Archives: Ellen Falconer

July 16, 2015: Brian Young: “Developing the Energy Sector of the Jefferson Co. Economy”

“Developing the Energy Sector of the Jefferson County Economy” Brian Young, Governor’s Clean Technology Sector Lead Washington State Department of Commerce, Seattle WA Thursday, July 16th at 12:30 PM • Clubhouse of the Port Townsend Yacht Club The top priority of the Jefferson County Energy Lunch Program – to encourage and support the development of the “energy sector” of the Jefferson County economy – is generally well aligned with Governor Jay Inslee’s top priority - to create Read more...

June 18, 2015: Alex Wilken, Seattle Boat Works: “Developing Electric Propulsion Systems for Jefferson County Boats”

“Developing Electric Propulsion Systems for Jefferson County Boats” Alex Wilken, Family Owner, Seattle Boat Works, LLC, Seattle WA Thursday, June 18th at 12:30 PM • Clubhouse of the Port Townsend Yacht Club Our Key Speaker is Alex Wilken of the Seattle Boat Works which specializes in electric propulsion systems for all kinds of marine transport using either AC or DC marine motors as well as in a variety of related marine electric peripherals such as generators, chargers, batteries, solar Read more…Last updated:Saturday, July 4, 2015

May 21, 2015. Dan O’Shea, Sales Director, NW North America, ChargePoint, Inc. “Electric Vehicle Charging Station Options for Jefferson County”

“Electric Vehicle Charging Station Options for Jefferson County” Dan O’Shea, Sales Director, NW North America, ChargePoint, Inc., Campbell CA Thursday, May 21st at 12:30 PM • Clubhouse of the Port Townsend Yacht Club New electric vehicle (EV) energy technology – in the form of both plug-in hybrid gas-electric vehicles (PHEVs) and battery-only electric vehicles (BEVs) that provide full fossil-fuel-free transportation – is beginning to transform the economy of Jefferson County. Although Read more…Last updated:Wednesday, June 10, 2015

April 21, 2015 Dr. Jacob Leachman: A Hydrogen Economy for Washington State – and for Jefferson County

Tuesday, April 21st at 12:30 PM • Port Townsend Community Center On April 21st, the Jefferson County Energy Lunch Program’s Key Speaker will address the opportunities associated with local production and use of the ultimate green fuel: hydrogen. Dr. Jacob Leachman is Assistant Professor in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering at the Pullman campus of Washington State University. Known at WSU for his HYPER Lab (Hydrogen Properties for Energy Research), Dr. Leachman is rapidly Read more…Last updated:Monday, May 18, 2015

March 17, 2015: Tonia Buell, ” The Status of Local Electric Vehicle Development Activity Across WA. State”

   “Status of Local EV Development Activity Across Washington State” Tonia Buell, Interim Director of Public/Private Partnerships, Washington State Department of Transportation, Olympia WA Tuesday, March 17th at 12:30 PM • Port Townsend Community Center The Key Speaker for March has had considerable experience throughout Washington State with local municipal and county-wide activity with EV development as well as direct responsibility for the Washington portion of the West Coast Read more…Last updated:Sunday, July 31, 2016

February 17, 2015: Daryl Williams of Tulalip Tribes, Director of Qualco Energy, Monroe WA

Keys to Successful Biodigester Operations in Snohomish County” The Key Speaker for February directs the operations of a successful anaerobic biodigester in Snohomish County that uses microorganisms to process biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen to produce methane gas, fertilizer and other useful products. Cattle manure, farm wastes, expired food products, and other commercial biowastes are all continuously broken down or “digested.” The resulting methane gas feeds a 450 MW electric Read more…Last updated:Sunday, July 31, 2016

Tuesday, January 20th- Phil Lusk, Deputy Director of Power & Telecommunications in the Dept. of Public Works of the City of Port Angeles

The Key Speaker for January’s Energy Lunch Program of Jefferson County is Phil Lusk who is the Deputy Director of Power and Telecommunications in the Department of Public Works of the City of Port Angeles where a municipal electric utility has been in operation for more than 120 years.  He has realized the great significance of currently available low-power, low heat, yet high-intensity switchable LED lighting to local energy efficiency and conservation. Mr. Lusk will explain his current interest Read more…Last updated:Sunday, July 31, 2016

December 16th, 2014: Senator Bob Hasegawa, Washington State Legislature, Olympia WA

Tuesday, December 16th at 12:30 PM • Port Townsend Community Center: In December, Energy Lunch attendees heard from a strong Washington State voice for the creation of state chartered banking operations independent of Wall Street influence. The Key Speaker for the Energy Lunch Program was State Senator Bob Hasegawa of the 11th Senatorial District of Washington, which includes the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle. He will be sponsoring banking legislation that highlights the successful state-chartered Read more…Last updated:Sunday, July 31, 2016

November 18, 2014: Dr. James Conca, Senior Scientist, UFA Ventures

The Key Speaker for the Energy Lunch Program in November was Dr. James Conca, Senior Scientist at UFA Ventures in Richland, Washington.His talk is titled:“Why New Nuclear Energy Should Be In Our Energy Future.”   Dr. Conca emphasizes natural processes ovhttp://porttownsendmedia.com//energy/Conca.phper costly engineered systems in his work with remediation of radiological, heavy metal and organic contaminants in water, soil and waste at U.S. Department of Energy sites and at industrial sites. Read more…Last updated:Monday, December 8, 2014

Energy Lunch September 16, 2014

Tues., September 16, 2014, 12:30-1:30 PM:  Ryan Dicks, the Sustainability Manager for Pierce County, will be the presenter of this month’s Jefferson County Energy Lunch program. He directs Pierce County programs in Air Quality, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability Education, Green Purchasing and Recycling, Transportation, and Water Quality and Quantity.  Mr. Dicks will present his sustainability goals and policies, describe the action that has been taken within Pierce County government to improve Read more…Last updated:Sunday, July 31, 2016

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