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Maine Energy & Environmental Policy: Priorities for the 126th Legislature

  • Thursday, March 21, 2013
  • 7:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Governor Hill Mansion, 136 State Street, Augusta, ME


  • Registration for all 10 E2Tech forums from September 2012 through June 2013. Available to E2Tech members only.
Thank you to everyone who attended this event.  Speakers' presentations are linked to their names in the AGENDA, below.


The New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) and the Maine Chamber of Commerce are partnering with E2Tech to present this full morning of networking and information.  Attendees may feel free to attend all or part of this forum.

7:15 - 8:00:    Continental Breakfast & Networking

8:00 - 9:00:    Legislative Panel
A report on issues  facing the first session of the 126thLegislature from Maine energy and environmental policy leaders:
Sen. Jim BoyleChair, Environment & Natural Resources Committee
Rep. Barry HobbinsChair, Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee

9:00 - 9:30: Networking Break

Forum Sessions - Maine's Energy Portfolio: The Quest for Diversity, Competition & Coordination

9:30 - 10:30:  Panel 1: The Role of Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency. 

- David WilbyVice President, State Policy, First Wind
David FarnsworthSenior Associate, Regulatory Assistance Project
Doug BastonPresident, North Atlantic Energy Advisors
- Jeff Marks, Director, E2Tech - Moderator

Topics may include legislation to revise the RPS; long-term contracts; system benefit charges; economic benefits of renewables and efficiency; and a regional perspective with an emphasis on Maine.

10:30 - 11:30: Panel 2 - The Role of Natural Gas. 

- Patrick Woodcock, Director, Governor's Energy Office
- Richard Levitan, President and Principal, Levitan Associates
David NormanVerso Paper & Verso Maine Energy
Peter Rothstein, President, NECEC - Moderator

Topics may include building natural gas infrastructure; prices and economics of natural gas; integration of natural gas and renewables; pipe vs. LNG vs. GNG; market competition; legislation to promote natural gas in Maine and New England.





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