Monday, September 29, 2008

Massachusetts Energy Summit 2008

Oct. 9, 2008--Massachusetts Energy Summit 2008

50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA

WHEN: Thursday, October 9, 2008
Registration: 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Massachusetts Energy Summit will provide a forum to educate business owners,
executives, municipal leaders and others about best practices, solutions, and
opportunities in energy efficiency, energy supply purchasing, renewables, and more.
Attendees will also learn about economic opportunities in the energy economy in
Massachusetts and have the opportunity to visit booth displays from a variety of energy related firms.

Featured speakers include Salvatore DiMasi, Massachusetts Speaker of the House and
Phillip Giudice, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Energy Recourses, each of
whom will talk about the Green Communities Act; Mark Rodgers, Energy Management
Inc., the developers of the Cape Wind Project; and Nick Stavropoulos, Executive Vice
President U.S. gas distribution, National Grid.

The cost of the Massachusetts Energy Summit is $55 and includes a networking
breakfast and lunch. Register online at For more information call 508-755-8004 ext. 286 or email


Breakfast keynote speaker:
Mark Rodgers – Cape Wind
An update on this nationally recognized project, and the power of wind to deliver
affordable renewable energy in Massachusetts

Morning Panels:
Green Building & LEED Certification Standards – best practices and examples of
highly efficient buildings

Mike Gorman, Principal, Gorman Richardson Architects
Roderick C. Shaffert, Vice President, Scholastic Division, Cutler Associates
Lisa Hartman, Principal Environmental Engineer, Genzyme
Paul Bottis, Director of Physical Plant, Clark University

Reducing Energy Consumption and Saving Money
Specific examples from business and government

Julie Jacobson, Assistant City Manager, Worcester
Dennis Rice, Exec. Director, Alternatives Inc.
Jeff Crowley, President, Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
George Jones, Seaman Paper
Robert Desrosiers, COO, Industrial Polymers & Chemicals, Inc.

Luncheon Keynote speaker:
Nick Stavropoulos, Executive Vice President, U.S. Gas Distribution, National Grid

Afternoon keynote speakers:
Salvatore DiMasi, Massachusetts Speaker of the House
The Massachusetts Green Communities Act and other key State energy legislation and
how implementation will impact businesses and the regional economy

Phillip Giudice, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Energy Recourses
State energy legislation and how businesses can take advantage of latest programs and

Afternoon panel
Economic Opportunities: Growing the Energy Economy in Massachusetts

Professor Ravi Datta, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Fuel Cell Center
Professor Cathy Crumble, UMass Lowell, and principal investigator for Clean Tech: An
Agenda for a Healthy Economy, a report of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
Additional panelist(s) to be announced

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