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Brown Rudnick LLP

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Boston MA 02111
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Event Description


The YPE Boston Chapter has been offered a rate of $25 for this event, discounted from $165.
There is an emerging solar industry in New England, due largely to aggressive state and federal incentives and rapidly declining solar technology costs.  Despite a shifting economic climate, the solar industry has outgrown available incentives in many states, and policy makers are working to identify new and creative ways to continue supporting this burgeoning industry.  All of the New England states are struggling with how to provide financial incentives to promote renewable development in ways that will actually be useful to project developers and lenders.  However, the many overlapping programs, including tax incentives, renewal energy certificates, portfolio standards, net metering and utility mandates have lead to a confused array of possibilities that are difficult to navigate and difficult to assemble into a workable package.  Siting issues, and the narrow margins and profits, make solar projects challenging.
This EBC Energy Seminar will provide an update on state initiatives to promote solar energy, and in particular state support and incentives to site renewables at Brownfield and landfill sites.  Industry experts, including the newly appointed Assistant Secretary of Renewable Energy, will highlight markets in which they see the largest opportunities for growth and challenges to success.  Representatives from Massachusetts DEP and the Clean Energy Center will outline the state’s current solar support initiatives.  Finally, solar project developers will describe practical issues and pitfalls encountered during development of solar projects, including projects on landfill sites.

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Program Chair:

  • John Wadsworth, Esq., Brown Rudnick

Speakers Include:

  • Steven Clark, Assistant Secretary of Renewable Energy
  • Sarah Weinstein, MA DEP, Solar on closed landfills
  • Catherine Finneran, MA DEP, Brownfields coordinator
  • Carter Wall, Executive Director, Mass Clean Energy Center
  • Fran Hoey, Tighe and Bond
  • Michael Scipione, Weston and Sampson
  • John Tourtelotte, Rivermoor Energy
  • Andrew Reed, Borrego Solar Systems, Inc.

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Julia Hughes Julia Hughes
(617) 505-1818 (617) 505-1818

Brown Rudnick LLP

One Financial Center
Boston MA 02111
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