EBC Report-Out on the Recommendations of the Massachusetts Commission on Energy Infrastructure Siting and Permitting

Details

Date: June 18, 2024

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

Contact

Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

Venue

Foley Hoag LLP

155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210

A map with link to directions is at the bottom of this page.

This hybrid program will also be hosted on Zoom.

Join EBC for an opportunity to learn more about the recommendations of the Massachusetts Commission on Energy Infrastructure Siting and Permitting issued on March 29, 2024. The Commission, made up of a diverse membership of professionals and advocates invested in the Commonwealth’s clean energy transition goals, was tasked with providing recommendations that will help reduce permitting timelines, ensure communities have input in the siting and permitting of clean energy infrastructure, and ensure that the benefits of a clean energy transition are shared equitably. The recommendations will provide an important resource to policy makers and state leadership in their work to implement the Commonwealth’s net zero goals.

This EBC “report-out” brings the Chair of Commission Michael Judge into the room to provide an overview of the Commission, its processes and work, as well as a review of the recommendations. Following Chair Judge’s overview, a panel of Commission members will discuss the recommendations in more detail and answer audience questions.

This is a “can’t miss” lunchtime program for anyone interested in the clean energy transition.

About the Commission on Energy Infrastructure Siting and Permitting

The Commission on Energy Infrastructure Siting and Permitting was established by Executive Order 620 in September 2023 and was tasked with reducing permitting timelines, ensuring communities have input in the siting and permitting of clean energy infrastructure, and ensuring that the benefits of the clean energy transition are shared equitably.

The Commission provided recommendations to the Governor on administrative, regulatory, and legislative changes to existing permitting and siting procedures on April 1, 2024 [read the recommendations].

General Continuing Education Certificates are awarded by the EBC for this program (1.5 training contact hours). Certificates are automatically provided via email link for registered attendees at the conclusion of the program.

Additional information can be found under the tabs above.
Program Agenda:

Overview of the Commission on Energy Infrastructure Siting and Permitting

  • Michael Judge, Chair, Commission on Energy Infrastructure Siting and Permitting; Undersecretary of Energy, Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs

Roundtable Discussion with Commission Members

Participants

  • Catherine Finneran, Vice Chair – Strategic Planning, EBC Executive Committee; Vice President, Transmission Project Development, Siting & Project Services, Eversource Energy
  • Michael Judge, MA EOEEA
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Rusty Polsgrove, Environmental Justice Organizer, Arise for Social Justice Springfield
  • State Representative Jeffrey N. Roy, Chairperson, Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • John Tzimorangas, President and CEO, Executive Team, Energy New England

Program Schedule:

  • 12:00 p.m. – Registration and Lunch
  • 12:30 p.m. – Program Begins
  • 12:40 p.m. – Commission Overview
  • 1:10 p.m. – Roundtable Discussion with Commission Members
  • 2:00 p.m. – Program Adjourns

Program Co-Chairs:

  • Zachary Gerson, Partner, Foley Hoag LLP
  • Richard Kanoff, Partner, Prince Lobel Tye LLP
  • Matthew Waldrip, PWS, CESSWI, Chair, EBC Energy Resources Committee; Manager – Environmental Licensing & Permitting, Eversource Energy

The available PowerPoint presentations from the EBC Report-Out on the Recommendations of the Massachusetts Commission on Energy Infrastructure Siting and Permitting will be posted to this event page five business days after the conclusion of the program.

EBC does not guarantee that each speaker PowerPoint will be posted.

Webinar Recording

Registered Attendees

All registered attendees receive the link to the webinar recording five business days after the conclusion of the webinar. If you are a registered attendee and did not receive the webinar recording, please contact the EBC office.

EBC does not guarantee that each speaker presentation will be recorded.

EBC Members

The webinar recording is available to EBC Members via the Info Hub. If you are an employee of an EBC Member Company and cannot access the Info Hub, please contact the EBC Office.

Non-Members

Non-Members are welcome to register and pay the Non-Member registration rate to receive access to the webinar recording.

Registration Details

In-Person Registration (scroll down for Virtual)

Fine Print

  • Online registration for in-person attendance will close at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, June 17.
  • Refunds are not available after Tuesday, June 11. No-shows will be charged.
  • Any changes in registration type made after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 will result in a $25 Administrative Fee.
If registration occurs  ——–>Through June 11After June 11
EBC Member:$125$150
Non-Member:$175$200
Government/Non-Profit:$50$50

Group Registration

For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $50
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $50
For attendees who are currently unemployed. Please contact EBC

Elected Officials: Please contact EBC

Students: Please contact EBC

 

Virtual Registration (scroll up for In-Person)

Fine Print

  • Online registration for virtual attendance will close at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18.
  • Refunds are not available after Tuesday, June 11. No-shows will be charged.
  • Any changes in registration type made after 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 will result in a $25 Administrative Fee.
If registration occurs  ——–>Through June 11After June 11
EBC Member:$125$150
Non-Member:$175$200
Government/Non-Profit:$50$50

Group Registration

For EBC Members only – register five attendees for the price of four!
Discount will automatically be applied during online registration.

Subsidized Registration

EBC Members Only – Ascending Professional Rate: $50
Attendees who have worked in the environmental/energy sector for less than 10 years.

Job Seeker Rate: $50
For attendees who are currently unemployed. Please contact EBC

Elected Officials: Please contact EBC

Students: Please contact EBC

Foley Hoag LLP

155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, 02210 United States

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