With the pronounced Trump administration preference for fossil fuels over alternatives, we’re seeing a shift from federal policy as a driver for energy developments in states concerned about climate change to state policy as the driver. Our program co-chairs, David Doot of Day Pitney and Jim Avery of Pierce Atwood, have done an excellent job of assembling a group of topics and excellent speakers to address that change.
We’re very pleased to have Melanie Kenderdine of the Energy Futures Initiative as a featured speaker. The Initiative is the brainchild of former Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Ms. Kenderdine severed as Director of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis and as Energy Counselor to Secretary Moniz. Both came out of the MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI).
State policy drivers for electric energy development are both coming top down from state and regional policy initiates and percolating up from local community action. We’ll have speakers from both perspectives.
This is a legal conference so we’ll have an update on recent and pending appellate litigation that serves as checks & balances for executive branch policy. On the market side, we’ll discuss market momentum for a transition to carbon reduction for the electric sector and the impact on Northeast power markets from system operator perspectives.
We’ll conclude with a discussion of Reforming Power Markets: What are the most viable business models? This promises to be an action-packed program and we hope you’ll be able to attend.
More information is available here.