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Mission Statement

Power Lines Across Fields

The mission of the EBC Energy Resources Committee is to identify and address energy and renewable energy issues that are of concern and of interest to EBC members and their clients. Issues include but are not limited to legislative, regulatory and policy developments in the New England states, innovative technologies, recent project successes, and business development opportunities at the federal, state, regional, and local level. These issues are addressed by providing objective information from up-to-date and reliable sources including government officials, technology developers, and business experts.

To implement this mission statement, the committee will:

  • Create and foster an open and ongoing exchange with legislators and regulators.
  • Organize focus groups to provide state regulators and policy makers with ideas, experiences and opinions on defined draft policies or regulations.
  • Organize routine committee meetings where guest speakers can address topics of concern.
  • Organize seminars, workshops or conferences on energy and renewable energy issues.
  • Organize Matchmaking sessions that focus on energy and renewable energy sectors.
  • Foster networking opportunities that create opportunities for the EBC membership to meet important stakeholders, potential clients and other EBC members.

Program Topics of Interest include:

  • Grid transformation and modernization including development of smart grids
  • Domestic shale gas revolution and its impact on the generation mix
  • Natural gas delivery to the northeast including pipelines and LNG
  • Power plant retirements
  • Distributed generation, demand resources and micro grids
  • Solar power policy and development including SRECs
  • Land-based and offshore wind energy policy and development
  • Net metering policies
  • Biomass, waste-to-energy, and anaerobic digestion
  • Deployment of niche and developing technologies such as landfill gas, fuel cells and hydrokinetics
  • State and federal energy policies including the Green Communities Act, Clean Energy Standard, Global Warming Solutions Act, and proposed legislation
  • EPA Clean Power Plan
  • FERC Order 1000 (transmission)
  • Importing Canadian Hydro and Wind
  • Reemergence of Nuclear Power
  • The role of ISO New England and other RTOs

Committee Leadership

Committee Chair

John W. Wadsworth, Partner
Brown Rudnick, LLP
One Financial Center, Boston, MA  02111
617.856.8596  //  email

Leadership Team

The members of the EBC Energy Resources Committee Leadership team meet routinely with the committee chair to identify topics for future EBC programs. As part of their responsibility, members of the leadership team will also take on the role of program chair to organize and moderate EBC programs for this committee.

Current members of the EBC Energy Resources Committee Leadership Team include:

Briony Angus, AICP, Senior Project Manager/ Associate
Tighe & Bond
53 Southampton Road, Westfield, MA  01085
413.875.1302  //  email

Stephen B. Barrett, LEED AP, Principal
Barrett Energy Resources Group
PO Box 1004, Concord, Massachusetts 01742
339.234.2696 //  email

Julie Barry, Attorney
Prince Lobel Tye LLP
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 2200, Boston, MA  02114
617.456.8090 // email

Dwayne Breger, Ph.D., Director
UMass Clean Energy Extension
UMass Amherst, 209 Agricultural Engineering Building, Amherst, MA 01003
413.545.8512 // email

Juliet Browne, Partner
Verrill Dana LLP
One Portland Square, Portland, ME  04112
207.253.4608  //  email

Michael Ernst, Esq., Director of Regulatory Affairs
Tetra Tech
160 Federal Street #3, Boston, MA  02110
617.457.8200  //  email

Catherine Finneran, Director, Environmental Affairs
Eversource Energy
One NSTAR Way, NE250, Westwood, MA  02090
781.441.8859  //  email

Chris Rein, Client Service Manager
CH2M
18 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108
617.626.7053 // email

Stephen A. Sakakeeny,  LSP, CPG, CHMM
SAK Environmental, LLC
231 Sutton Street, Suite 2G, North Andover, MA  01845
978.688.7804 x112  //  email

Past Meetings

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