Event Details

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Current MassDEP Projects and Challenges

2017-04-13 18:00:00
Date/Time   Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 6:00pm
Place   Tufts University Science and Technology Center Room 136  (Directions)
4 Colby Street - ("T" accessible or Park at 419 Boston Ave.)
Medford, MA 02155
Price   $20 - Members, Non-members and guests
$15 - Students
Topic Info  

 Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Current MassDEP Climate and Environmental Projects and Challenges

Massachusetts is showing the way to a clean energy economy — and it is reaping some of the direct benefits in economic growth — through the development of smart, targeted policies that reduce emissions by promoting greater energy efficiency, developing renewable energy, and encouraging other alternatives to the combustion of fossil fuels. 

On Thursday, April 13th, Sharon Weber and James A. Doucett from the MassDEP will share with us four key projects currently underway in Massachusetts.
 
Their presentations will cover the following:
  • Proposed regulations under the Massachusetts Global Warming Solutions Act
  • Massachusetts’ statewide greenhouse gas emissions inventory which informs the Commonwealth's efforts to reduce GHG emissions
  • Implementation of the Massachusetts organics waste ban (Organics diversion)
  • Development of anaerobic digester infrastructure to manage organics.  
 
Meeting Date & Time:  Thursday, April 13, 2017
 
6:00 - 6:30 PM   Registration & Networking
6:30 - 7:15 PM   Dinner and Focused networking at tables 
7:15 - 8:30 PM   Presentation and Q&A
8:30 PM          Meeting is over - room open until 9:00 PM
 
To Register - click on "Register Now" Box top right side of this webpage
 
If you pay by Paypal - please click on the "Paypal" logo after selecting "pay by paypal" to complete the transaction.
 
If you have problems registering online, please email "Elizabeth Gugliotti" EGugliotti@irwinengineers.com
 
Speakers   James A. Doucett

Director, Clean Energy Results Program (CERP) MassDEP. 
The CERP program was established in 2011 as a unique partnership with the Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) to advance environmental protection through the development and permitting of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects throughout Massachusetts, resulting in cleaner air, water and land. 

James was previously the Deputy Director for Regulatory Standards in the Bureau of Waste Prevention focused primarily on regulatory and policy development for solid and hazardous waste. Recently he managed the revisions to the solid waste site assignment and permitting regulations to streamline the regulations and to smooth the way for siting anaerobic digestion facilities and other types of conversion projects. 

Education
AB Biology, Kenyon College  MS Zoology, Ohio State University 



Sharon Weber

Deputy Director, Division of Air & Climate Programs, MassDEP
Sharon has worked for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection since 1997.  She first worked on power plant NOx cap and trade regulations, and more recently has focused on Massachusetts greenhouse gas emissions inventory development and implementation of an updated Massachusetts Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020. She oversees Transportation Programs at MassDEP, including the state vehicle inspection and maintenance program and grant programs supporting electric vehicle charging infrastructure at workplaces. 

Education
MS Civil and Environmental Engineering and Urban and Environmental Policy, Tufts University. BS Materials Science and Engineering, MIT

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