(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Accelerating Transportation Electrification in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap set a GHG emissions reduction target for the
Accelerating Transportation Electrification in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ 2050 Decarbonization Roadmap set a GHG emissions reduction target for the next decade at 50% reduction below the 1990 level in 2030 and at least net zero statewide greenhouse gas emissions in 2050. In the Clean Energy and Climate Plan (CECP) for 2025 and 2030, a blueprint was established that outlined the strategies, policies, and actions that will put the Commonwealth on a pathway to achieve our 2050 decarbonization goals, equitably and affordably, with major new initiatives advancing decarbonization of buildings, transportation, and electricity sectors. Many opportunities for public engagement exist to help craft the CECP but what’s a good introduction to how Massachusetts will make transportation electrification (TE) a reality on a massive scale? With electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers and EV charging equipment suppliers revving up their engines to meet this demand, a clear understanding of the MA transportation market characteristics, utility programs, state incentives and interactions with other market sectors and programs is needed, as well as knowing how to navigate federal efforts to build up resilient, fast-charging grid infrastructure. Join our panel of industry experts that will share their perspectives on this exciting movement toward TE, the opportunities it presents as well as what they think will be in store for 2022 and beyond.
Shawn Jones, Head of Energy Storage Development, BlueWave Solar (Moderator)
James Cater, Program Lead of Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, Eversource
Veena Dharmaraj, Director of Transportation, Sierra Club Massachusetts
Daniel Gatti, Director of Clean Transportation Policy, MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
Jake Navarro, Director of Clean Transportation Products, National Grid
Mark Scribner, Associate Director of Transportation Electrification, Energy New England
Anna Vanderspek, Electric Vehicle Program Director, Green Energy Consumers Alliance
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, January 26. Presentations from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Event remains open until 1:30 to stay and “hang around the podium” for more interactive Q&A. Link to the event will be sent to registrants by January 25.
COST: Member $50 | Non-Member $65 | Government $40 | Young Professional $40 | Student Free
(Wednesday) 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THIS CO2? The goal of decarbonization is to reduce or eliminate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, as well as other pollutants,
WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THIS CO2?
The goal of decarbonization is to reduce or eliminate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, as well as other pollutants, from the energy grid. However, that will not occur overnight. Renewable energy sources such as hydrogen, wind, and solar are still a long way away from being the predominant source of energy. Whether you like it or not, our economy will continue to rely on fossil fuels as it builds towards a greener future. So, what do we do in the meantime?
Carbon capture offers the potential to dramatically reduce CO2 emissions from large stationary sources. It comes in many practical forms too. CO2 pipelines, geologic sequestration wells, direct air capture, forestry, and even aquaculture are just some of the methods used to sequester CO2. This market potential has not gone unnoticed. The 2021 Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill earmarked billions of dollars towards the development of carbon capture projects. Exxon Mobil Corp., Royal Dutch Shell, and TC Energy have all announced major carbon capture projects as part of a drive to reduce both their own and their customers’ emissions. Exxon is even forecasting that carbon capture could become a $2 trillion market by 2040. However, some critics think that carbon capture is too expensive. Others think that is just a way for fossil fuel companies to keep operating without actually changing the way they do business. Can carbon capture deliver on its potential? Can it help us achieve our emissions reduction goals?
The Fuels Committee of the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association invite you to attend a special Winter Wednesday Webinar that will explore this topic. Hear from our panel of carbon capture industry experts about the latest developments and technology being implemented around the world.
Michael Stern, PhD, Chemical Engineer, Exponent
Andrew Baxter, President & CEO, Sustainable Energy Solutions
Freddy Sanchez, Technical Manager, Market Innovation, Enbridge
DATE &TIME: Wednesday, February 9 from 12:00 to 1:30 pm
COST: Member $50 | Non-member $65 | Government $40 | Young Professional $40 | Student Free
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