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GP Renewables & Trading and Murtha Cullina Hosting Conference on Profitable DG

Posted September 29, 2011 by


October 13, 2011

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.



Stamford Marriott

243 Tresser Boulevard

Stamford, Connecticut

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$25 per attendee

Join the knowledgeable energy attorneys of Murtha Cullina LLP as they explore new incentives for distributed generation.  Energy traders from GP Renewables & Trading will present a “back to basics” discussion of the fundamentals of the wholesale power markets to help owners of new and existing power plants increase the value of those assets.

We hope to see you at the Stamford Marriott on Thursday, October 13, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. for this insightful and educational program.

To register, please contact Jackie Rowe at:




New Incentives Under Public Act 11-80

Join Murtha Cullina Energy attorneys for an in-depth look at the array of new incentives for distributed generation provided by Connecticut Public Act 11-80.  Topics will include:

  • LRECs

  • ZRECs

  • Residential Solar Incentives

  • Virtual Net Metering

  • Small Combined Heat and Power Pilot program

Profitable Power Plants:The WholesalePower Markets & RECs

Energy asset traders from GP Renewables & Trading will present the fundamentals of the organized power markets and the role of the Independent System Operators (ISOs) throughout the country in constructing and managing power markets.  We will delve into the mechanisms that exist for both small and large generation to maximize their asset values utilizing the ISO administered marketplaces for a variety of commodities that can be produced by LFG generation commodities.  Such commodities may include physical power, capacity, and ancillary services such as reserves and renewable energy credits.  We will also highlight the risks involved with becoming an IPP and the ways that the ISO, over-the-counter and cleared bilateral trading markets can be used to manage those risks and create stable returns for projects that might be challenged in their markets.

Who Should Attend

  • Developers of new solar, wind, fuel cell, biomass and combined heat and power projects

  • Energy and facilities managers seeking to reduce energy costs and shrink carbon footprints

  • Investors seeking to finance new renewable projects

  • Stakeholders of currently operational power plants

  • Stakeholders of power plants that are not running for financial reasons

  • Commercial and industrial users of back-up generators (including hospitals, nursing homes, museums and sports centers)

About GP Renewables & Trading

GP Renewables & Trading is a multifaceted energy services company.  They combine consulting, project development, and commodity risk and operations management to provide a full array of services to clients in the North American wholesale, retail, renewable power and natural gas industries.

With backgrounds from premier energy and environmental trading firms, the GP Renewables & Trading team has managed portfolios of electricity generation from coast to coast totaling upwards of 2000 MW’s of generation capacity.  Visit them at



About Murtha Cullina LLP

With over 115 attorneys in six offices throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, Murtha Cullina LLP offers a full range of legal services to meet the local, regional and national needs of our clients.  Our practice encompasses litigation, regulatory and transactional representation of businesses, governmental units, non-profit organizations and individuals.  Core practice areas include litigation, energy, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, health care, trusts and estates, affordable housing, real estate, land use and retail and hospitality.

Murtha Cullina is the exclusive Connecticut member firm in Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms.  Visit them at




Mary K. Ryan Named Recipient of BBA’s 2011 Thurgood Marshall Award

Posted September 28, 2011 by

Mary K. Ryan, a passionate and effective advocate for making our courts and our legal system accessible to poor people, and a litigation partner at, has been named the recipient of the Boston Bar Association’s 2011 Thurgood Marshall Award. BBA President Lisa C. Goodheart will present the award at the BBA’s Annual Meeting Luncheon  on October 13 at the Westin Copley Hotel — with some 1,200 lawyers and judges in attendance.

“Mary Ryan has been actively engaged in a series of major initiatives to address the challenge of unrepresented litigants and increase the private bar’s delivery of pro bono legal services,” said Goodheart. “Mary’s committed advocacy and persistence are remarkable, given her busy legal practice.”

During Ryan’s presidency of the Boston Bar Association, from 1997 to 1998, she convened a task force that performed the first comprehensive study on the issue of unrepresented litigants in the Massachusetts courts. The ensuing report brought to light the vast number of unrepresented litigants in both the Probate and Family and Housing Courts, and their impact on the courts’ ability to do justice for all. Years later, when the Massachusetts courts convened a conference on the issue of unrepresented litigants, the first document they handed out was the BBA report.

Also using her presidency as a bully pulpit for urging her colleagues to increase their individual contributions of pro bono time, Ryan went on to chair the Pro Bono Committee of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts, a post she held from 1999 to 2011. Under her leadership, the SJC developed the Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards, an important recognition program highlighting pro bono contributions of law firms and individuals. Her leadership also resulted in the Committee proposing adoption of an ethical rule encouraging all Massachusetts attorneys to do at least 25 hours of pro bono work per year.
Based on Ryan’s talent, commitment and experience, she was appointed Co-Chair of Boston Bar Association Task Force on Civil Right to Counsel in 2006. The report produced under her leadership, Gideon’s New Trumpet: Expanding the Civil Right to Counsel in Massachusetts, received national attention, calling attention to a national issue.

Ryan has also worked via the American Bar Association to advance pro bono and access to justice.  A member of the ABA House of Delegates, she currently serves on the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono & Public Service.
Aside from her systemic work, Ryan has been generous in providing bono services in her individual capacity, as co-counsel in Connor B. v. Patrick, a federal class action filed with the national advocacy group Children’s Rights to seek broad reform on behalf of approximately 8,500 children in foster care. She has also served as counsel to a number of indigent tenants under the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project’s Eviction Defense Project, both assisting individuals in protecting their tenancies from negligent landlords and maintaining tenants’ public housing vouchers. In addition, she has served as counsel to a number of immigrants facing deportation in connection with the Political Asylum/Immigration Representation Project.

The BBA’s Thurgood Marshall Award was established to recognize private attorneys in greater Boston for their extraordinary efforts to enhance the human dignity of others through improving, developing, or delivering civil or criminal legal services to low-income clients in Massachusetts.

The Boston Bar Association is a non-profit, voluntary membership organization of 10,000 attorneys drawn from private practice, corporations, government agencies, legal aid organizations, the courts, and law schools. It traces its origins to meetings convened by John Adams, the lawyer who provided pro bono representation to the British soldiers prosecuted for the Boston Massacre and went on to become the second president of the United States.


ESS Group has a New Location in Waltham

Posted September 22, 2011 by
New location.

ESS Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that as of September 19, the Company’s Massachusetts office is now located in Waltham.  Our new space is conveniently situated off of Exit 27A along the Route 128 business corridor. The new space was custom built for ESS and offers us efficiency and space to grow.

We hope you will visit our new office soon at:

100 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
Waltham, Massachusetts 02451

New look.

In addition to our new location, we’re also excited to introduce a brand new look.  The new ESS logo and icons reflect the company’s multi-disciplinary services, geographic expansion goals, and commitment to securing its position as a technical leader in environmental consulting and engineering services.  It also evokes our corporate commitment to helping clients design, build, and operate cleaner, more efficient, and sustainable projects.

Same exceptional service.

ESS works hard to provide our clients with the best environmental and engineering solutions for their business needs. We pride ourselves on technical excellence and deliver a comprehensive range of services to support energy facility development, land and waterfront development, water and ecological resources management, and industrial permitting and compliance

For more information read our Letter from the President.


E.L Harvey & Sons’s is Celebrating their 100th Anniversary

Posted September 19, 2011 by

You and your Co-Workers are invited to E.L Harvey & Sons Waste anRecycling Facility to Celebrate their 100 Year Anniversary

Join us for a Complimentary Lunch and Up-Close Tour of our Entire Recycling Campus!
Tours (approximately 30 minutes) include lunch, a brief video of our history and facility as featured on the Discovery Channel, our material recycling facility, paper shredding and document destruction facility, municipal waste facility and our construction recycling facility. Everything you want to know about recycling you’ll learn here!
When: Wednesday September 21, 2011

Time: 10:00AM to 4:00PM (tours and lunch provided continuously)

Location: 68 Hopkinton Road, Westborough, MA 01581

Door Prizes! Patriots Tickets – Bruins Tickets – Celtics Tickets – Rounds of Golf – And More
Please RSVP by calling Nicole Moreau at 1-800-321-3002