Angela Becker-Dippmann, Program Development Office director at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), has received a CleanTech Alliance 2021 Leadership Achievement Award.
She was recognized with the Individual Achievement Award at the CleanTech Alliance's Energy Leadership Summit held virtually November 9. The Energy Leadership Awards spotlight individuals and organizations that are making significant contributions to the fields of energy policy, innovation, and business.
The award lauds Becker-Dippmann’s active engagement with Washington State utilities, the Department of Energy, and other federal agencies to think through how the state’s energy future could be shaped with a focus on environmental justice and energy equity for those who have not historically benefited from energy innovations.
She was a senior policy analyst at PNNL from 2011 to 2015 before leaving to serve as staff director with the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. In the latter role, she and her staff executed the energy, infrastructure, environmental, and public lands agenda for the committee’s ranking member, Washington State Senator Maria Cantwell, and the committee members.
Becker-Dippmann returned to PNNL in 2019 and currently serves as Program Development Office director for the Energy and Environment Directorate. In this role, she evaluates emerging national, regional, and state energy and environmental policies, priorities, and programs to make sure that science and technology are focused on the most important outcomes.
“I’m so excited and pleased to see Angela receive this well-deserved recognition from an important organization such as CleanTech Alliance,” said Jud Virden, associate laboratory director for PNNL’s Energy and Environment Directorate. “Her deep knowledge of energy technologies and regional and national policies, as well as her willingness to collaborate for the greater good of all people, are moving our region toward a cleaner, more equitable energy future.”