40th NEG/ECP Annual Conference - Boston, Massachusetts
The NEG/ECP held their 40th conference in August 28-30, 2016 hosted by Governor Baker in Boston, Massachusetts. Material from the conference is provided below.
The signed resolutions:
The Economic Development Report is available here.
Plenary Session I – Emerging & Innovative Technologies
Moderator: Dr. Ian Waitz, Dean of School of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
- John Fernandez, Professor and Director of the Building Technology Program in the Department of Architecture from MIT
- Karen Gleason, Professor of Chemical Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering from MIT
- Karim Zaghib, Director of Energy Storage at Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Québec
- Kristala Prather, Professor of Chemical Engineering and a biofuels expert from MIT
- Stephen Pike, Interim CEO of Massachusetts Clean Energy Center
Plenary Session II – The Benefits and Importance of Diverse Energy Generation (Note: Panel II did not present slides)
Moderator: Philippe Dunsky, President, Dunsky Energy Consulting.
- Marcy Reed, President of National Grid Massachusetts
- Penni Mclean Conner, Chief Customer Officer and Senior Vice President of Customer Group for Eversource Energy
- Matthew Beaton, Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environment
- Michael Ahern, Director of Power Systems Engineering, WPI
- Austin Blackmon, Boston Chief of Environment and Energy
Since 1973, the six New England states and the five Eastern Canadian provinces have worked cooperatively to address their shared interests across the border. Through the annual conferences of governors and premiers and discussions of joint committees, NEG/ECP encourages cooperation by:
- developing networks and relationships,
- taking collective action,
- engaging in regional projects,
- undertaking research, and
- increasing public awareness of shared interests.
Among the topics recently addressed by the governors and premiers are:
- ensuring a clean, efficient and reliable energy future for the region,
- energy innovation for a competitive economy,
- changing global energy markets and the region’s energy landscape,
- cross-border partnerships for economic development and trade,
- transportation and air quality,
- climate change action plans and greenhouse gas emission reduction strategies,
- energy efficient vehicle and infrastructure technologies, and
- cross border mutual aid in emergency planning.
39th NEG/ECP Annual Conference - St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
The NEG/ECP held their 39th conference in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador on August 30-31, 2015. The following material from the conference is provided below.
The signed resolutions:
The final consolidated committee report is available here.
The three conference presentations are available here:
- Adam Sieminski, Administrator, EIA who discussed the region’s changing energy landscape.
- Jackie Janes, Assistant Deputy Minister, Office of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, set the stage for discussion of energy innovation for a low-carbon economy.
- Trevor Bell, Professor, Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland provided a brief and high-level overview of the science of climate change and its impact on the NEG/ECP region.