It give us great pleasure to announce a leadership change for the EBC Energy Resources Committee. Effective immediately, John Wadsworth, partner at the law firm of Brown Rudnick, is taking over as the chair of the committee as Stephen Barrett steps down as the committee chair.
John W. Wadsworth, Partner
Brown Rudnick, LLP
One Financial Center, Boston, MA 02111
617.856.8596 // email
John Wadsworth’s practice combines environmental and energy experience. He represents developers and financers of projects in permitting, regulatory and environmental risk allocation issues and represents energy companies in connection with acquisitions, permitting, regulatory approvals, and development work. John has extensive experience in hazardous waste remediation projects; renewable energy projects, including solar projects in Connecticut and Massachusetts; and large scale development projects.
The range of environmental issues that John has dealt with is nearly comprehensive: Endangered Species Act compliance; solid waste facilities siting and permitting; Board of Health siting hearings; carbon trading and RGGI; wetlands permitting; air compliance issues; Brownfields Redevelopment and tax credit creation; zoning; renewable energy certificates including SRECs and ZRECs; Chapter 91 tideland licensing; Chapter 21E issues including filings of RAOs, AULs, responding to DEP audits, and dealing with PCB issues under Federal law; all aspects of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA); environmental insurance; and general review of environmental reports in connection with corporate and real estate transactions.
In addition to now serving as chair of the EBC Energy Resources Committee, John also serves on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Business Council. He has conducted several seminars on solar initiatives in Massachusetts and Connecticut, dealing with SRECs and ZRECs/LRECs respectively. He is also an Associate Member of the Planning Board for the Town of Natick.