The event will feature Congressman Edward Markey (D-MA), FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur and environmental organizer Bill McKibben.
Americans for a Clean Energy Grid, in cooperation with the Conservation Law Foundation and the New England Clean Energy Council, will convene an event in Boston with electricity and energy experts to discuss why New England will benefit from developing transmission for renewable energy. The New England Clean Energy Transmission Summit will be held on January 23rd at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
An event agenda can be found here. Event panels discussions and keynote addresses will also be webcast. More details to come.
The event is free of charge, but space is limited and so early RSVP is recommended.
The day-long forum will consist of panel discussions and keynote speeches that feature national and regional experts on renewable energy and electricity transmission who will address key issues including:
- How transmission is a key enabler to clean energy economic development and achieving other environmental goals;
- How recent FERC actions affect New England grid modernization;
- How different parts of the U.S. are modernizing their regional electric grids;
- How changes in transmission planning are needed to deliver cheaper, cleaner electricity to businesses and consumers.
- Congressman Ed Markey (D-MA)
- FERC Commissioner Cheryl LaFleur
- Environmental organizer Bill McKibben
- Representatives from New England-based companies, electric utilities, and environmental groups
Date: January 23, 2012
Time: 9:00AM – 4:30PM
Location: The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Connolly Center, Fourth Floor, Boston, Massachusetts
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