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EBC New England Land-Based Wind Energy Conference
November 22, 2010 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Challenges of Siting and Permitting Projects
Wind energy development in New England has lagged behind development in other parts of the country, notably the Midwest, Texas, and California, due in part to our unique landscape and culture. However, over the past four years, a few modest-sized utility scale projects, numerous community scale and distributed generation facilities have been constructed in the region. These projects have provided practical information to developers and the public about what it is like to develop and live with wind energy. In this context, the EBC presents this one day conference to hear about the New England experience with land-based wind energy.
Chair EBC Wind Energy Development Committee, Director of Clean Energy, Harris Miller Miller & Hanson
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- Dr. Robert McCunney, Massachusetts General Hospital and MIT
- Dr. George Baker, Vice President, Island Institute
- Will Havemeyer, General Counsel, First Wind
- Chris Menge, Senior Vice President, Harris Miller Miller & Hanson
- Dr. Jim Manwell, UMASS Wind Energy Center
- Juliet Browne, Partner, Verrill Dana LLP
- Rob O’Neal, Principal, Epsilon Associates
Lunch Keynote Speaker: Dr. Robert McCunney is a specialist in occupational and environmental medicine; a staff physician in the Pulmonary Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), and a research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His clinical focus is on illnesses associated with occupational and environmental hazards. Dr. McCunney has extensive experience in evaluating the effects of noise on hearing via reviewing audiometric tests. He has written book chapters on the topic and regularly lectures at the Harvard School of Public Health on “Noise and Health.”