Chris Meinig looks at the camera.

This month’s Clean Energy Champion is Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Director of Coastal Sciences Division Chris Meinig! Filling this role since 2022, Meinig sees the national laboratories and the combined federal research enterprise as having a critical role in meeting the 30 gigawatt-by-2030 offshore wind goal. That role is to provide objective information for strong scientific bases that industry can build upon. Meinig is confident: “I feel optimistic that the national labs will rise to the challenge.”