“I have worked with Jules on complex, industry-shaping energy issues in the past and I am certain he is the right person for the job.”
Innovate Northwest is a regional initiative that accelerates the growth of the region’s clean tech economy. Bailey guides Innovate Washington’s work to create platforms for projects that create the necessary channels and certainty for private capital to invest at scale. He also coordinates Innovate Washington’s work convening the sustainable aviation biofuels work group and executing the i6 Green Challenge grant.
Jay Manning, partner with Cascadia Law Group noted, “I have worked with Jules on complex, industry-shaping energy issues in the past and I am certain he is the right person for the job.” The former chief of staff for Gov. Chris Gregoire and director of the state Department of Ecology said, “I look forward to working with Jules and the Innovate Washington team to continue our region's leadership role in the development of clean energy solutions that are globally competitive.”
Bailey brings broad knowledge and experience in the clean energy sector to his new role. He was most recently the founder and principal of Pareto Global, an economic consulting practice specializing in clean energy financing, policy development, economic impact analysis, and stakeholder integration. Additionally, he was senior policy analyst at ECONorthwest. As a Clean Economy Development Center National Fellow, Jules has helped craft clean energy projects around the nation.
Bailey serves on the boards of the U.S. Green Building Council 50 for 50 Green Schools Caucus Initiative, the Coalition of Legislators for Energy Action Now, Oregon Hanford Cleanup and the National Advisory Board for the Journal of Environmental Law. As an Oregon state legislator, he has championed multiple pieces of bi-partisan advanced energy legislation and presently co-chairs the House Energy Environment and Water committee.
About Innovate Washington
Innovate Washington (www.innovatewashington.org) is a statewide, public-private partnership that is the catalyst for economic growth in Washington’s innovation economy. The organization collaborates, convenes and connects innovators and researchers with the entrepreneurial and financial capital needed to produce world-class companies and high-value jobs that will form the backbone of our region’s future economy.