Events

The events listed here are not all sponsored or conducted by No Fracked Gas in Mass. We offer them as a way of helping people participate in the full range of anti-pipeline, pro-clean-energy and environmental events shaping our future.

February 1st-April 19th, Wednesdays at 5:30 at the Feigenbaum Center for Science and Innovation (FCSI) Room 121;

Join the MCLA Environmental Studies Department to stay informed about the most relevant, essential sustainability issues in our community and broader society! 

Below you will find a schedule of exciting speakers and topics they will be discussing as well as a link to a podcast of the presentation. We hope you enjoy!

2023 GLS poster

Friday — February 3, 2023 — ONLINE

Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources | Mass.gov   The Brattle Group Welcomes Competition Economist Dr. Tim Reuter

Public Webinar hosted by DOER (Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources), SEA (Sustainable Energy Advantage), and the Brattle Group on the recently released Forward Clean Energy Design proposal. 

DOER has released a Forward Clean Energy Market (“FCEM”) design proposal begin the next step in achieving an implementable market proposal with our New England partners and power sector stakeholders. More information on the FCEM Design Proposal can be found here: Clean Energy Markets | Mass.gov.

The design proposal can be found here; https://www.mass.gov/info-details/clean-energy-markets

Please register and attend to hear an overview of the Design Proposal and for the opportunity for Q&A. using this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1ZFdMSusR9-nBWpyI3bpxQ

Wednesday — February 8, 2023 — ONLINE

Green Communities Division | Mass.gov

The Mass DOER is excited to announce a draft of new regulations 225 CMR 24.00 Municipal Fossil Fuel Free Building Construction and Renovation Demonstration Project  to establish a framework as well as a timeline for cities and towns to participate in DOERS Municipal Fossil Fuel Free Building Construction and Renovation Demonstration Project as authorized by St. 2022, c. 179, § 84.

You can find the draft regulations, the model rule and additional information on DOER’s website.

Please register in advance here.

Wednesday — February 8, 2023 — ONLINE

The February EEAC meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 8th, from 1:00– 4:00PM virtually via Zoom Webinar.

The agenda for the meeting and meeting materials will be posted to the EEAC website prior to the meeting.

Zoom Information

  • For the February EEAC meeting, we will be using Zoom webinar.
  • Councilors and presenters will be emailed a panelist link for the meeting.
  • For members of the public who will be attending the meeting, please use the attendee registration link below:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NMVNZ-PrTgmc_T8AWE3sOA

Additionally, the EEAC Consultant Request for Responses has been posted and can be found here .

Wednesday — February 8, 2023 — 6:00 PM in person and online

The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs is convening the Environmental Justice Council (EJC) to review two key items relating to the Massachusetts next generation climate policy.

You can find more information about both items below:

  1. The draft EEA EJ Strategy [see link here: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/eeas-draft-environmental-justice-ej-strategy ]
  2. The  accuracy of the definition of “EJ Population” as stated at Section 56 at this link: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2021/Chapter8 

The meeting will be hosted both in-person and virtually on Zoom. The in-person meeting will be held at Williams School Building in Chelsea, MA, located at 180 Walnut St, Chelsea, MA 02150.

Executive Officer of Energy and Environmental Affairs, Rebecca Tapper will provide opening remarks.

We encourage participation! More information about the Open Meeting Law can be found here: [www.mass.gov/the-open-meeting-law]

Tuesday — February 14, 2023 , 11am: in person and online

       

 

Join us for the Mass Fleet Advisor Informational Webinar to learn more about how the program can help your business or non-profit plan for fleet electrification. 

Register here: https://masscec.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cfa86dfbf4982660c6328daa0&id=4342c97721&e=d8c050e018

During this exciting roundtable discussion, participants will hear testimonials from two member fleets that have completed the process and have received their electrification reports.

The information will include;

  • Testimonials from member fleets 
  • Information about the program process
  • Conversation about Electrification Reports and next steps
  • Q&A.   

Friday, March 24th 9:00am-12:30pm In person and Online

Affordability, Rate Design, and Electrification: Working for all customers to advance decarbonization. 

The roundtable will explore approaches to addressing electricity affordability and enhancing rate design to better support electrification and demand activation. 

Convener/Moderator: Janet Gail Besser for Raab Associates, Ltd.

Host: Foley Hoag LLP

Register Here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/32423-roundtable-affordability-rate-design-and-electrification-tickets-524088020377

 


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Fellow clean energy advocates,
 
Breathe Clean North Shore, Slingshot, the Mass Climate Action Network, and our partners are excited to invite you to the premiere of a new documentary about the fight against the Peabody peaker plant!
 
Join us on Thursday, February 16th at 6pm at the Torigian Senior Center in Peabody to watch #StopPeabodyPeaker, a new film by Steven Andrada. This documentary features key leaders from the campaign and outlines the course of events over the last 2 years. It’s a powerful story of grassroots organizing that’s sure to re-energize us all for the work ahead!
 
Following the screening, a panel of activists featured in the film will answer audience questions and discuss where we go from here.
 
Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming, and spread the word to your networks!
 
 

February 23rd, 1:00-2:30 pm, Online

We look forward to seeing you virtually at our upcoming OPP WorkshOPP: “Tips for Powerful Comments” scheduled for Thursday, February 23 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST.  We are excited to have Commissioner James Danly, FERC Office Directors, and OPP Staff share their perspectives on what makes comments effective in FERC proceedings. 
Registration and additional details for this workshop, including information for Spanish and American Sign Language interpretation services, are available on FERC Events  Calendar: https://www.ferc.gov/news-events/events/workshopp-tips-powerful-comments-02232023
 
TIME
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Tuesday — March 7, 2023, and Thursday— March 9, 2023— ONLINE

More than Skin-Deep: Environmental Racism, Justice, and Pennsylvania

Cumulative Impact Analysis in Comprehensive Plan Application air permits

On December 29, 2022, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) filed proposed amendments to 310 CMR 7.00 Air Pollution Control to require a cumulative impact analysis for Comprehensive Plan Applications for facilities located in or near environmental justice populations. The proposed cumulative impact analysis regulations include enhanced public outreach to and involvement of environmental justice populations, assessment of existing community conditions, and analysis of cumulative impacts.

Background information on this proposal as well as the public hearing notice can be found here; https://www.mass.gov/service-details/massdep-public-hearings-comment-opportunities

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023, 11:00 am- 12:00  ONLINE

 

Join us for the Mass Fleet Advisor Informational Webinar to learn more about how the program can help your business or non-profit plan for fleet electrification. 

Register here: https://masscec.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cfa86dfbf4982660c6328daa0&id=4342c97721&e=d8c050e018

During this exciting roundtable discussion, participants will hear testimonials from two member fleets that have completed the process and have received their electrification reports.

The information will include;

  • Testimonials from member fleets 
  • Information about the program process
  • Conversation about Electrification Reports and next steps
  • Q&A.   

Friday, March 24th 9:00am-12:30pm In person and Online

Affordability, Rate Design, and Electrification: Working for all customers to advance decarbonization. 

The roundtable will explore approaches to addressing electricity affordability and enhancing rate design to better support electrification and demand activation. 

Convener/Moderator: Janet Gail Besser for Raab Associates, Ltd.

Host: Foley Hoag LLP

Register Here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/32423-roundtable-affordability-rate-design-and-electrification-tickets-524088020377

 


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Valentine’s Day State House Delivery 

From Mass Power Forward 

It’s time to love on Mass Power Forward’s bills! Join us in person at the statehouse (or on our facebook live), as we thank our sponsors, and visit key decision makers. We will present them with a Valentine, take pictures together and tweet to continue to bring attention to our key priorities.

WHERE: Nurse’s Hall, Statehouse, Boston (or at MPF Facebook live)
WHAT: Wear Red and a covid mask
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb 14th (Valentine’s Day) at 11AM
 

 

Wednesday — February 15, 2023 , 10am, 5pm— ONLINE

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection | Mass.gov

On January 4, 2022, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) filed proposed regulation amendments to 310 CMR 7.74 Reducing CO2 Emissions from Electricity Generating Facilities. The proposed amendments address CO2 emissions attributable to the production of useful net thermal energy by facilities regulated under 310 CMR 7.74.

This public hearing allows the opportunity for public engagement and comment on this proposal.

The link to learn more background information and about the proposed regulations can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/massdep-public-hearings-comment-opportunities

 

Thursday — February 16, 2023 at the Torigian Senior Center (Peabody):

Documentary Premiere! “#StopPeabodyPeaker”

Fellow clean energy advocates,
 
Breathe Clean North Shore, Slingshot, the Mass Climate Action Network, and our partners are excited to invite you to the premiere of a new documentary about the fight against the Peabody peaker plant!
 
Join us on Thursday, February 16th at 6pm at the Torigian Senior Center in Peabody to watch #StopPeabodyPeaker, a new film by Steven Andrada. This documentary features key leaders from the campaign and outlines the course of events over the last 2 years. It’s a powerful story of grassroots organizing that’s sure to re-energize us all for the work ahead!
 
Following the screening, a panel of activists featured in the film will answer audience questions and discuss where we go from here.
 
Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming, and spread the word to your networks!
 
 

February 23rd, 1:00-2:30 pm, Online

We look forward to seeing you virtually at our upcoming OPP WorkshOPP: “Tips for Powerful Comments” scheduled for Thursday, February 23 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST.  We are excited to have Commissioner James Danly, FERC Office Directors, and OPP Staff share their perspectives on what makes comments effective in FERC proceedings. 
Registration and additional details for this workshop, including information for Spanish and American Sign Language interpretation services, are available on FERC Events  Calendar: https://www.ferc.gov/news-events/events/workshopp-tips-powerful-comments-02232023
 
TIME
ONLINE
 
»  Energy Markets explainer
 
 

Tuesday — March 7, 2023, and Thursday— March 9, 2023— ONLINE

More than Skin-Deep: Environmental Racism, Justice, and Pennsylvania

Cumulative Impact Analysis in Comprehensive Plan Application air permits

On December 29, 2022, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) filed proposed amendments to 310 CMR 7.00 Air Pollution Control to require a cumulative impact analysis for Comprehensive Plan Applications for facilities located in or near environmental justice populations. The proposed cumulative impact analysis regulations include enhanced public outreach to and involvement of environmental justice populations, assessment of existing community conditions, and analysis of cumulative impacts.

Background information on this proposal as well as the public hearing notice can be found here; https://www.mass.gov/service-details/massdep-public-hearings-comment-opportunities

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023, 11:00 am- 12:00  ONLINE

 

Join us for the Mass Fleet Advisor Informational Webinar to learn more about how the program can help your business or non-profit plan for fleet electrification. 

Register here: https://masscec.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cfa86dfbf4982660c6328daa0&id=4342c97721&e=d8c050e018

During this exciting roundtable discussion, participants will hear testimonials from two member fleets that have completed the process and have received their electrification reports.

The information will include;

  • Testimonials from member fleets 
  • Information about the program process
  • Conversation about Electrification Reports and next steps
  • Q&A.   

Friday, March 24th 9:00am-12:30pm In person and Online

Affordability, Rate Design, and Electrification: Working for all customers to advance decarbonization. 

The roundtable will explore approaches to addressing electricity affordability and enhancing rate design to better support electrification and demand activation. 

Convener/Moderator: Janet Gail Besser for Raab Associates, Ltd.

Host: Foley Hoag LLP

Register Here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/32423-roundtable-affordability-rate-design-and-electrification-tickets-524088020377

 


  • HAVE TALKS, PRESENTATIONS, MEETINGS OR ACTIONS PLANNED? Let us know!

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Fellow clean energy advocates,
 
Breathe Clean North Shore, Slingshot, the Mass Climate Action Network, and our partners are excited to invite you to the premiere of a new documentary about the fight against the Peabody peaker plant!
 
Join us on Thursday, February 16th at 6pm at the Torigian Senior Center in Peabody to watch #StopPeabodyPeaker, a new film by Steven Andrada. This documentary features key leaders from the campaign and outlines the course of events over the last 2 years. It’s a powerful story of grassroots organizing that’s sure to re-energize us all for the work ahead!
 
Following the screening, a panel of activists featured in the film will answer audience questions and discuss where we go from here.
 
Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming, and spread the word to your networks!
 
 

February 23rd, 1:00-2:30 pm, Online

We look forward to seeing you virtually at our upcoming OPP WorkshOPP: “Tips for Powerful Comments” scheduled for Thursday, February 23 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST.  We are excited to have Commissioner James Danly, FERC Office Directors, and OPP Staff share their perspectives on what makes comments effective in FERC proceedings. 
Registration and additional details for this workshop, including information for Spanish and American Sign Language interpretation services, are available on FERC Events  Calendar: https://www.ferc.gov/news-events/events/workshopp-tips-powerful-comments-02232023
 
TIME
ONLINE
 
»  Energy Markets explainer
 
 

Tuesday — March 7, 2023, and Thursday— March 9, 2023— ONLINE

More than Skin-Deep: Environmental Racism, Justice, and Pennsylvania

Cumulative Impact Analysis in Comprehensive Plan Application air permits

On December 29, 2022, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) filed proposed amendments to 310 CMR 7.00 Air Pollution Control to require a cumulative impact analysis for Comprehensive Plan Applications for facilities located in or near environmental justice populations. The proposed cumulative impact analysis regulations include enhanced public outreach to and involvement of environmental justice populations, assessment of existing community conditions, and analysis of cumulative impacts.

Background information on this proposal as well as the public hearing notice can be found here; https://www.mass.gov/service-details/massdep-public-hearings-comment-opportunities

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023, 11:00 am- 12:00  ONLINE

 

Join us for the Mass Fleet Advisor Informational Webinar to learn more about how the program can help your business or non-profit plan for fleet electrification. 

Register here: https://masscec.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cfa86dfbf4982660c6328daa0&id=4342c97721&e=d8c050e018

During this exciting roundtable discussion, participants will hear testimonials from two member fleets that have completed the process and have received their electrification reports.

The information will include;

  • Testimonials from member fleets 
  • Information about the program process
  • Conversation about Electrification Reports and next steps
  • Q&A.   

Friday, March 24th 9:00am-12:30pm In person and Online

Affordability, Rate Design, and Electrification: Working for all customers to advance decarbonization. 

The roundtable will explore approaches to addressing electricity affordability and enhancing rate design to better support electrification and demand activation. 

Convener/Moderator: Janet Gail Besser for Raab Associates, Ltd.

Host: Foley Hoag LLP

Register Here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/32423-roundtable-affordability-rate-design-and-electrification-tickets-524088020377

 


  • HAVE TALKS, PRESENTATIONS, MEETINGS OR ACTIONS PLANNED? Let us know!

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Valentine’s Day State House Delivery 

From Mass Power Forward 

It’s time to love on Mass Power Forward’s bills! Join us in person at the statehouse (or on our facebook live), as we thank our sponsors, and visit key decision makers. We will present them with a Valentine, take pictures together and tweet to continue to bring attention to our key priorities.

WHERE: Nurse’s Hall, Statehouse, Boston (or at MPF Facebook live)
WHAT: Wear Red and a covid mask
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb 14th (Valentine’s Day) at 11AM
 

 

Wednesday — February 15, 2023 , 10am, 5pm— ONLINE

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection | Mass.gov

On January 4, 2022, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) filed proposed regulation amendments to 310 CMR 7.74 Reducing CO2 Emissions from Electricity Generating Facilities. The proposed amendments address CO2 emissions attributable to the production of useful net thermal energy by facilities regulated under 310 CMR 7.74.

This public hearing allows the opportunity for public engagement and comment on this proposal.

The link to learn more background information and about the proposed regulations can be found here: https://www.mass.gov/service-details/massdep-public-hearings-comment-opportunities

 

Thursday — February 16, 2023 at the Torigian Senior Center (Peabody):

Documentary Premiere! “#StopPeabodyPeaker”

Fellow clean energy advocates,
 
Breathe Clean North Shore, Slingshot, the Mass Climate Action Network, and our partners are excited to invite you to the premiere of a new documentary about the fight against the Peabody peaker plant!
 
Join us on Thursday, February 16th at 6pm at the Torigian Senior Center in Peabody to watch #StopPeabodyPeaker, a new film by Steven Andrada. This documentary features key leaders from the campaign and outlines the course of events over the last 2 years. It’s a powerful story of grassroots organizing that’s sure to re-energize us all for the work ahead!
 
Following the screening, a panel of activists featured in the film will answer audience questions and discuss where we go from here.
 
Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming, and spread the word to your networks!
 
 

February 23rd, 1:00-2:30 pm, Online

We look forward to seeing you virtually at our upcoming OPP WorkshOPP: “Tips for Powerful Comments” scheduled for Thursday, February 23 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm EST.  We are excited to have Commissioner James Danly, FERC Office Directors, and OPP Staff share their perspectives on what makes comments effective in FERC proceedings. 
Registration and additional details for this workshop, including information for Spanish and American Sign Language interpretation services, are available on FERC Events  Calendar: https://www.ferc.gov/news-events/events/workshopp-tips-powerful-comments-02232023
 
TIME
ONLINE
 
»  Energy Markets explainer
 
 

Tuesday — March 7, 2023, and Thursday— March 9, 2023— ONLINE

More than Skin-Deep: Environmental Racism, Justice, and Pennsylvania

Cumulative Impact Analysis in Comprehensive Plan Application air permits

On December 29, 2022, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) filed proposed amendments to 310 CMR 7.00 Air Pollution Control to require a cumulative impact analysis for Comprehensive Plan Applications for facilities located in or near environmental justice populations. The proposed cumulative impact analysis regulations include enhanced public outreach to and involvement of environmental justice populations, assessment of existing community conditions, and analysis of cumulative impacts.

Background information on this proposal as well as the public hearing notice can be found here; https://www.mass.gov/service-details/massdep-public-hearings-comment-opportunities

Tuesday, February 28th, 2023, 11:00 am- 12:00  ONLINE

 

Join us for the Mass Fleet Advisor Informational Webinar to learn more about how the program can help your business or non-profit plan for fleet electrification. 

Register here: https://masscec.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=cfa86dfbf4982660c6328daa0&id=4342c97721&e=d8c050e018

During this exciting roundtable discussion, participants will hear testimonials from two member fleets that have completed the process and have received their electrification reports.

The information will include;

  • Testimonials from member fleets 
  • Information about the program process
  • Conversation about Electrification Reports and next steps
  • Q&A.   

Friday, March 24th 9:00am-12:30pm In person and Online

Affordability, Rate Design, and Electrification: Working for all customers to advance decarbonization. 

The roundtable will explore approaches to addressing electricity affordability and enhancing rate design to better support electrification and demand activation. 

Convener/Moderator: Janet Gail Besser for Raab Associates, Ltd.

Host: Foley Hoag LLP

Register Here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/32423-roundtable-affordability-rate-design-and-electrification-tickets-524088020377

 


  • HAVE TALKS, PRESENTATIONS, MEETINGS OR ACTIONS PLANNED? Let us know!

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