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Jennifer States


Director for Blue Economy, DNV GL, Energy and Maritime North America

Project Director, Washington Maritime Blue

Twitter: @jenstates1

Jennifer is Director for Blue Economy at DNV GL – Energy and Maritime North America. She is the Project Director for Washington Maritime Blue and has been leading Cluster communications, stakeholder engagement, joint innovation projects, as well as strategic planning for the WA Department of Commerce. Her current focus areas include sustainable maritime innovation, vessel electrification, as well as renewables, storage and microgrids.

She brings 20 years of renewable energy and clean tech experience in industry, non-profit, government and research environments. Her experience includes work at the Port of Port Angeles, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, managing a wind development company, as well as serving as City Councilor for the City of Sequim, WA. Her greatest accomplishments include strategy development for WA Maritime Blue, launching a start-up in advanced materials recycling, the implementation of renewable energy policy (Section 1603 payment in lieu of tax credits), and driving development of clean energy projects across the US.

Recent Events and Presentations

May 13, 2020

Mind the Gap: A Design for a New Energy Technology Commercialization Foundation

ITIF presented a new report setting forth a vision and design for an non-profit Energy Technology Commercialization Foundation by ITIF senior fellows Jetta Wong and David Hart. The report draws on more than 140 interviews and two full-day stakeholder workshops as well as extensive documentary research.

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