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We're excited to announce registration is now open for "The Future Belongs to Maine: Opportunities in the Bioeconomy"—our not-to-be-missed investor webinar on Friday, November 13, 2020, on the state of Maine's growing bioeconomy.
WHAT: This two hour virtual summit will provide an open forum to discuss the bioeconomy in Maine today as well as its future evolution. You'll see an overview of innovative technologies to produce climate-friendly products from Maine’s renewable biomass, creating high-paying green jobs and establishing Maine as a leader in the emerging global bioeconomy. You will hear from entrepreneurs and innovators working to bring those technologies to life, and from the investors backing them.
WHEN: Friday, November 13, 2020, 9:00am - 11:00am
WHERE: Register here. Zoom info will be provided upon confirmation of paid registration.
Demonstrate your company's leadership in the bioeconomy by sponsoring this not-to-be missed investor webinar! Click here for sponsor opportunities and benefits.
More details, including full schedule, keynote speaker, and panelists are coming soon.
Special thanks to our event partner Maine Technology Institute.
Thanks to our event sponsor E2Tech.
565 Congress St.
Portland, ME 04101
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WILL MAINE'S ENERGY FUTURE BE AN EQUITABLE FUTURE?
Whether we know it or not, we interact with Maine's energy policies every time we fill the tank, flip the switch, or turn on the heat. But are those policies fair? And as we imagine Maine's clean energy future, how can we ensure that our most vulnerable neighbors won't be left behind?
This question of energy equity has no easy answers. Something as urgent as keeping homes warm during the winter months is complicated not only by economics and geography, but culture and history as well. We can all agree that the benefits of Maine’s energy policy should be accessible to all Maine’s residents, but how to ensure that Maine’s energy policy reflects the diverse interests of those in the State and all Mainers can participate in the State’s transition to a clean energy future is less straight forward.
With an eye on today's challenges and tomorrow's solutions, this panel will discuss the current state of energy policies in Maine with a focus on equity and inclusion at every level of the system - from Climate Council to Community Action.
Asha Echeverria - Shareholder & Attorney, Bernstein Shur
- Panel to include -
Sara Kelemen - University of Maine's Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions
Dan Drost - Director of Energy & Housing Services, Maine State Housing Authority
Megan Hannan - Executive Director, Maine Community Action Association
Nancy Seidman - Senior Advisor, Regulatory Assistance Project
Jason Barrett - Head of Renewable Energy Finance & Investments, GAF Energy
Zoom Webinar details provided upon confirmation of paid registration
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E2Tech Sustaining Partners
SUSTAINING CHAMPION: BURNS & McDONNELL
SUSTAINING LEADERS: BERNSTEIN, SHUR, SAWYER & NELSON, NORTHEAST BANK, POWERMARKET, SMRT ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS
SUSTAINING STEWARDS: BOYLE ASSOCIATES, CENTRAL MAINE POWER, CIANBRO CORPORATION, DNV GL, EAST BROWN COW, EATON PEABODY, GZA, HDR, NOVATUS ENERGY, OCEAN RENEWABLE POWER COMPANY, PERKINS THOMPSON, REVISION ENERGY, RLC ENGINEERING, SEVEE & MAHER ENGINEERS, ST. GERMAIN, STANTEC, SUMMIT NATURAL GAS, SUNRUN, TETRA TECH, TRC, VERRILL
This webinar was held 09/16/2020
Do not miss this comprehensive review of the challenges facing Maine cities and towns in waste disposal & recycling, including an up-to-the-minute update on Coastal Resources of Maine's Fiberight facility.
Can't make it in person? All paid registrants get full access to the recording and slides, plus a copy of the Q&A panel.
Solid Waste Disposal and Recycling in Maine
Maine’s solid waste disposal system is a patchwork quilt built from the ground-up. This system consists of public and private municipal and regional landfills, waste-to-energy incinerators, solid waste processing and recycling facilities, organics management operations, and your local transfer station. All of these entities must respond to market swings worldwide, nationally, and within the system as well as to State and federal laws and regulations.
But why has solid waste been in the news lately? Problems with crashing recycling markets are just one part of the story. The recent closure of Coastal Resources of Maine’s Fiberight anaerobic digester in Hampden has diverted municipal solid waste from 115 municipalities to the Waste Management Crossroads landfill in Norridgewock and to the PERC waste-to-energy facility in Orrington. The municipal solid waste system is still trying to reach equilibrium absorbing waste that formerly had been handled at the now-closed MERC waste-to-energy facility in Biddeford. And the State is encouraging and funding waste diversion projects to increase recycling and composting infrastructure.
Attend “E2Tech Talks Trash,” and learn what happens after you set that bag at the curb. Speakers will describe the various elements of the solid waste system and challenges in Maine and will discuss the policy directions and technologies that affect them now and in the future. Ample time for Q&A will be provided.
Toni King, Regional Engineer, Casella Waste Systems
Kevin Roche, CEO, ecomaine
David Biderman, CEO, Solid Waste Association of North America
George Aronson, Technical Advisor, MRC
James Katsiaficas, Perkins Thompson
SUSTAINING STEWARDS: BOYLE ASSOCIATES, CENTRAL MAINE POWER, CIANBRO CORPORATION, DNV GL, EAST BROWN COW, EATON PEABODY, GZA, HDR, NOVATUS ENERGY, OCEAN RENEWABLE POWER COMPANY, PERKINS THOMPSON, PRETI FLAHERTY, REVISION ENERGY, RLC ENGINEERING, SEVEE & MAHER ENGINEERS, ST. GERMAIN, STANTEC, SUMMIT NATURAL GAS, SUNRUN, TETRA TECH, TRC, VERRILL
A recording of the April 22, 2020 webinar as well as the speaker slides will be shared with PAID registrations.
The Maine Climate Council is charged with developing a plan to meet state greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets that are now in law, including a gross 45% greenhouse gas emissions reduction below 1990 levels by 2030 and at least 80% by 2050.
Starting with an introduction & overview of energy use by sector, our panel of experts will explore challenges for meeting these targets. What combination of strategies could work, and what business opportunities should emerge? How have other states proceeded? What is the baseline and how will progress be tracked? As the Maine Climate Council begins work on a blueprint for action, this panel will look at the scope of their undertaking, focusing in this initial forum on the transportation & heating sectors. It is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day - join us!
Hannah Pingree, Director, Governor's Office of Policy, Innovation & the Future
Adam Cote, Drummond Woodsum
Kristina Egan, Greater Portland Council of Governments
Peter Eglinton, Deputy Director, Efficiency Maine Trust
SUSTAINING LEADERS: BERNSTEIN, SHUR, SAWYER & NELSON, NORTHEAST BANK, SMRT ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS
SUSTAINING STEWARDS: BOYLE ASSOCIATES, CENTRAL MAINE POWER, CIANBRO CORPORATION, EAST BROWN COW, EATON PEABODY, GZA, HDR, NOVATUS ENERGY, OCEAN RENEWABLE POWER COMPANY, PERKINS THOMPSON, REVISION ENERGY, RLC ENGINEERING, SEVEE & MAHER ENGINEERS, ST. GERMAIN COLLINS, STANTEC, SUMMIT NATURAL GAS, SUNRUN, TETRA TECH, TRC, VERRILL
A recording of the May 13, 2020 webinar as well as the speaker slides will be shared with PAID registrations.
Opportunities & Challenges: Maine Energy Markets Update
The COVID-19 Crisis is having multiple effects across Maine's energy sectors and markets are rapidly shifting. Some projects are accelerated and others are delayed. Our panel will explore the potential impacts on their respective sectors and offer thoughts and guidance for what's ahead.
Laney Brown, President, Iberdrola Solutions
Dan Burgess, Director, Governor's Energy Office, State of Maine
Andrew Price, President & COO, Competitive Energy Services
Fortunat Mueller, President, Co-Founder, ReVision Energy
Steve McGrath, Chief Financial Officer, H.A. Mapes Company; on behalf of the Maine Energy Marketers Association
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A recording of the June 10, 2020 webinar as well as the speaker slides will be shared with PAID registrations.
Achieving the emissions reductions goals of the Maine Climate Council hinges on dramatically reducing reliance on fossil fuels -- not just for home heating, but in all sectors of the Maine economy. It relies on a large-scale shift from fossil fuels to an expanded electricity grid powered mainly by new renewables. Panelists, who are experts in the field with both supporting and opposing viewpoints, will lay out what is needed in terms of investment and structure, including solar, wind, energy storage development, as well as the accompanying policy measures required, to achieve the enacted goals.
Join E2Tech for an in-depth, detailed exploration of possible pathways to a fossil fuel free economy and whether the approach is reasonable, achievable and economical. Ample time for audience Q&A will be included.
Dr. Richard Silkman, CEO, Competitive Energy Services
Dr. Richard Perez, Senior Research Associate, University at Albany- SUNY
Dr. Jurgen Weiss, Principal, The Brattle Group
Kurt Adams, CEO, Summit Utilities, Inc
Carrie Gilbert, Senior Consultant, Daymark Energy Advisors
E2Tech events are FREE for Maine students, Public Officials, and State of Maine Employees. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be registered under these categories.
THIS EVENT WAS HELD 10/20/2020
Join E2Tech and the University of Maine for an overview of CHP technology, renewable fuel options, and support of small scale CHP Projects.
Combined heat and power (CHP) is defined as the use of on-site power generation to provide both electricity and heat at the same time. This process is more fuel efficient than a conventional power plant because otherwise-wasted heat can be used in a productive manner such as space heating, or cooling.
The University of Maine has been designated as one of ten US Department of Energy (DOE) CHP centers dedicated to promotion, technical support, and deployment of cost-effective and highly efficient CHP technologies throughout the nation (UMaine News).
Get updated on the latest developments in Combined Heat & Power and learn the potential of the technology, with our expert panel.
- AGENDA -
1:00 PM Welcome
Suzanne Watson (Moderator), Principal, Watson Strategy Group
1:10 PM Overview of Current microCHP Technologies Plus Results of Two New National CHP-Related Studies
Eric Burgis, Director of Commercial Markets, Energy Solutions Center, Washington DC
1:30 PM Technology Innovation in the Commercial and Residential Sectors
Lizzy Reinholt, Sr Director of Sustainability & Corporate Affairs, Summit Utilities
1:45 PM Resources in Support of Small Scale CHP Projects
Dr. David Dvorak, Director, New England Combined Heat and Power Technical Assistance Partnership
2:05 PM Regional CHP Resource
Ian Burnes, Program Manager - Strategic Initiatives, Efficiency Maine
2:15 PM Q&A/Discussion among Panelists and Attendees
SAVE THE DATE - APRIL 28, 2021 IN PERSON CHP SUMMIT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE, PORTLAND ME
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