EBC Environmental and Energy Industry Summit: Post Election Implications for the Environmental and Energy Industries


Date: November 9, 2012


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

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EBC Environmental and Energy Industry Summit: Post Election Implications for the Environmental and Energy Industries

November 9, 2012 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

The outcome of the U.S. Presidential and Congressional elections will have significant ramifications for those companies that provide environmental and energy services.
Despite hard fought campaigns, it appears that neither side will emerge with much of a mandate – a sharp contrast from 2008. While Republicans will retain the House, will the Senate remain divided?  If gridlock continues in Congress, how will that affect financial markets and financing of infrastructure and commercial projects that drive the industry?
Following the election, immediate attention will be required on:

  • The budget sequestration, the “Fiscal Cliff”, and
  • By spring-time, the Debt Ceiling.

While there will be no impetus for a “climate” bill in Congress, some fashion of energy bill could emerge from an evenly-divided Senate.  What fate awaits the EPA and other agencies?  There will be no Recovery Act, but how quickly might the timing for cutbacks unfold?
Looking at energy and reflecting on economic, policy, and market factors driving changes in an ever smarter and cleaner electric grid, changes are already having a profound impact on revenue streams available to the environmental services industry. The retirement of coal and oil generation, the increased use of natural gas, the status of nuclear generation, the siting of renewable generation, and the response of transmission owners will be critically addressed. The focus will be on the northeast, where policy drivers are strong and electric market signals are weak.
For this EBC program, the opening keynote presentation by Andrew Paterson, Principal at EBI / Verdigris Capital, and Judy Chang of The Brattle Group, will delve into divining the multiple messages resulting from the national vote and possible impacts for energy and environmental firms.  The following presentations will first focus on the environmental marketplace with speaker Paul F. Fennelly, Ph.D., Senior Vice President at AECOM – Environmental, and then focus on the energy marketplace with speaker Bob Bibbo, Vice President and Senior Advisor at Normandeau Associates. Finally, panel discussion among experts in the field will provide further reflection on post-election implications.
Plan to attend this EBC program and gain a greater understanding of those post-election factors that may significantly impact the environmental and energy business sectors. Learn how these factors may influence your strategic planning process.
Presentations include:

  • Post-Election Outlook for Environment and Energy Industries
    • Andrew Paterson, Principal, EBI / Verdigris Capital
  • After the Election – The New Look of Energy & Environmental Policy
    • Judy Chang, Principal, The Brattle Group
  • Opportunities for Growth in the Environmental Marketplace
    • Paul F. Fennelly, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, AECOM – Environment
  • Energy & Power Keynote – Energy Driven Environmental Markets
    • Bob Bibbo, Vice President and Senior Advisor, Normandeau Associates

Reflections from the Marketplace – Panel Discussion
Following the formal presentations, a panel of experts will reflect on their
expectations based on their view of the marketplace.

  • Glenn Almquist, Senior Vice President, Woodard & Curran
  • Mark A. Barnett, Co-Chair – Energy, Technology and Renewables Practice, Foley Hoag LLP
  • Ted Barten, Managing Principal, Epsilon Associates
  • Paul Fennelly, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, AECOM – Environment
  • Michael Scipione, President, Weston & Sampson

Final Agenda

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 7:30am – 8:00am
Program: 8:00am – 12:00pm

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November 9, 2012
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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November 9, 2012
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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