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The Future of Renewable Energy in New England – Raab Associates Restructuring Roundtable
September 17, 2010 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Raab Associates’ ongoing Restructuring Roundtable kicks off its 2010 sesions with a panel discussion on renewable energy’s future in New England.
Renewable energy installations of all types (wind, biomass, solar, landfill gas) have been proliferating in New England, while Renewable Portfolio Standards continue to ratchet-up. At the same time, recent developments have introduced significant uncertainty into the renewable energy markets in New England. These include the failure to enact federal legislation to price carbon, the uncertain status of future federal renewable tax credits, the TransCanada law suit, the EIPC transmission and renewable planning process, and the biomass study for MA DOER by Manomet.
The event’s two panels will examine the net effect of these and other factors impacting renewable energy development in New England.
The first will be a high level, cross-cutting panel whose speakers will share their expectations about the future of renewables in New England. This panel is comprised of:
- Commissioner Phil Giudice, MA Department of Energy Resources
- Bob Grace, President, Sustainable Energy Advantage
- Ellen Angley, VP Energy Supply/Supply Chain Management, NSTAR
- Michael Hachey, VP/Director, Eastern Commercial, TransCanada
- Alan Nogee, Dir. of Climate & Energy Strategy & Policy, Union of Concerned Scientists
The second panel look at biomass carbon accounting and sustainable biomass issues.
- Tom Walker – the lead author of the Manomet biomass study for MA DOER
- Marco Albani, Expert Associate Principal at McKinsey & Co. will discuss the recent study led by a consortium of major European industry and environmental organizations
- Professor William Moomaw of Tufts University will offer his reflections on both studies and will discuss the complexities of biomass and carbon accounting.
No pre-registration is required.