Chapter Directors:

Mark Liffmann
Chris Dennett
Van Katzman
Alex Wall
Erik Wohlgemuth


E2’s Pacific Northwest Chapter was founded in 2009. We are focused on rapidly growing the chapter in the beautiful states of Washington and Oregon. We have been engaged in local Pacific Northwest advocacy for reducing carbon pollution through policies that also send a strong market signal to entrepreneurs that these states support innovation and economic success.

In 2015, E2’s Pacific Northwest chapter is championing state-level carbon pollution accountability efforts in both Washington and Oregon, in support of the federal Clean Power Plan. E2 is also leading advocacy efforts around support for clean fuels, with the goals of reducing carbon pollution, expanding homegrown fuel production, creating jobs that come with those new fuel sources, and reducing petroleum use. Ocean acidification is also an issue of focus.

Updates & News

  • January 8, 2018, E2 Washington sent a letter to Representative Fitzgibbon to express it’s support of HB 2338, which empowers the state to expand its clean transportation and advanced fuel sectors by establishing a Clean Fuels Standard (CFS). With Rep. Fitzgibbon’s sponsorship and approval from a Washington state House committee on January 23rd, the bill awaits a vote by the full House.
  • oregon_trip_inside
    From left tor right: E2 advocate Mike Mercer, chapter director Erik Wohlgemuth, E2 staff member Mary Solecki, member Bill DeLacy, chapter director Chris Dennett and member Ian Hill.

    E2 Oregon visited state lawmakers in September 2016 to lay the groundwork for upcoming legislative opportunities. Showing off freshly minted copies of E2’s new publication “Oregon: Changing Climate, Economic Impacts, & Policies for Our Future,” members and staff forged new relationships with legislators and brainstormed about climate policy.

  • Released in July 2016, E2’s compendium of leading research – “Oregon: Changing Climate, Economic Impacts, and Policies for our Future” – is a first-of-its-kind resource for businesses, entrepreneurs, and policymakers. In addition to examining the economic threat climate change poses to Oregon, the report highlights the economic benefits and job opportunities that can be created by deploying more clean energy. View E2’s press release for the report here.OregonReportCover






Older PNW updates: