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.


THURSDAY — AUGUST 20, 2020 — ONLINE WEBINAR
hybrid futureAre Renewables+Storage ‘Hybrids’ the Future of Power Generation?

Across the United States, developers are seizing the opportunity to combine advanced generation technologies like solar and wind with energy storage into a single “hybrid” power plant. Hybrids have the potential to bring many benefits to consumers and our power system, including increased efficiency, flexibility, and reliability. A recent FERC technical conference focused on issues related to hybrid resources, and across the country, RTOs/ISOs are looking at how grid planning, operations, interconnection practices, and wholesale energy market rules need to change to capture the value of these resources. Our panel of grid operators, project developers, and hybrid power plant experts will discuss the changing resource landscape, ongoing regulatory efforts to incorporate hybrid resources, and what is still needed to allow hybrids to reach their full market potential.

Panelists

    • Mark Ahlstrom, VP, Renewable Energy Policy, NextEra Energy Resources & NextEra Analytic
    • Kenneth Ragsdale, P.E., Principal, Market Design and Analysis, ERCOT
    • Kelli Joseph, Director, Markets and Regulatory Policy, Clearway
    • Deb Le Vine, Director, Infrastructure Contracts and Management, California ISO
    • Betsy Beck, Director, Organized Markets, Enel Green Power
    • Caitlin Marquis, Director, Advanced Energy Economy

Free public event. Hosted by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)

1-2:15pm ET
Online
» Register here

THURSDAY — AUGUST 20, 2020 — ONLINE & PHONE
MASSDEPParticipate in the comment period – call for closing incinerators!

“DOER’s proposed change to the Waste-to-Energy Minimum Standard is subject to revision following further consultation with MassDEP regarding its consistency with the Commonwealth’s solid waste management plan and review of comments from stakeholders.” – Zero Waste Massachusetts

Meeting Description

MassDEP issued its Draft 2020-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan for public comment and held five public hearings in Fall 2019 and received extensive comments. A significant number of respondents proposed more engagement with Environmental Justice communities, given the environmental burdens these communities experience. In addition, it is timely and important to consider the impacts of COVID-19 as well as climate change, on public health and the economy before finalizing the plan. In response to these comments and the changed landscape due to COVID-19, MassDEP has decided to reopen the public comment period for the Draft 2020-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan.

The comment period will focus specifically, but not exclusively, on issues of environmental justice, climate change, and the impacts of COVID-19 pertaining to the management of solid waste in the Commonwealth. The public comment period will close on September 15, 2020.

Free public event. Meetings hosted by MassDEP. Please register in advance.

Zero Waste Massachusetts is a state-wide campaign including Conservation Law Foundation, MASSPIRG, Community Action Works, Clean Water Action, Arise for Social Justice, Berkshire Environmental Action Team, Alliance for Health and Environment and many more.

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Online & telephone
» Prep with the 2020-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan fact sheet!
» Register (Aug. 20 only) here       

TUESDAY — SEPTEMBER 1, 2020 — ONLINE & PHONE
MASSDEPParticipate in the comment period – call for closing incinerators!

“DOER’s proposed change to the Waste-to-Energy Minimum Standard is subject to revision following further consultation with MassDEP regarding its consistency with the Commonwealth’s solid waste management plan and review of comments from stakeholders.” – Zero Waste Massachusetts

Meeting Description

MassDEP issued its Draft 2020-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan for public comment and held five public hearings in Fall 2019 and received extensive comments. A significant number of respondents proposed more engagement with Environmental Justice communities, given the environmental burdens these communities experience. In addition, it is timely and important to consider the impacts of COVID-19 as well as climate change, on public health and the economy before finalizing the plan. In response to these comments and the changed landscape due to COVID-19, MassDEP has decided to reopen the public comment period for the Draft 2020-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan.

The comment period will focus specifically, but not exclusively, on issues of environmental justice, climate change, and the impacts of COVID-19 pertaining to the management of solid waste in the Commonwealth. The public comment period will close on September 15, 2020.

Free public event. Meetings hosted by MassDEP. Please register in advance.

Zero Waste Massachusetts is a state-wide campaign including Conservation Law Foundation, MASSPIRG, Community Action Works, Clean Water Action, Arise for Social Justice, Berkshire Environmental Action Team, Alliance for Health and Environment and many more.

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Online & telephone
» Prep with the 2020-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan fact sheet!
» Register (Sept. 1 only) here       

THURSDAY — SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 — ONLINE & PHONE
MASSDEPParticipate in the comment period – call for closing incinerators!

“DOER’s proposed change to the Waste-to-Energy Minimum Standard is subject to revision following further consultation with MassDEP regarding its consistency with the Commonwealth’s solid waste management plan and review of comments from stakeholders.” – Zero Waste Massachusetts

Meeting Description

MassDEP issued its Draft 2020-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan for public comment and held five public hearings in Fall 2019 and received extensive comments. A significant number of respondents proposed more engagement with Environmental Justice communities, given the environmental burdens these communities experience. In addition, it is timely and important to consider the impacts of COVID-19 as well as climate change, on public health and the economy before finalizing the plan. In response to these comments and the changed landscape due to COVID-19, MassDEP has decided to reopen the public comment period for the Draft 2020-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan.

The comment period will focus specifically, but not exclusively, on issues of environmental justice, climate change, and the impacts of COVID-19 pertaining to the management of solid waste in the Commonwealth. The public comment period will close on September 15, 2020.

Free public event. Meetings hosted by MassDEP. Please register in advance.

Zero Waste Massachusetts is a state-wide campaign including Conservation Law Foundation, MASSPIRG, Community Action Works, Clean Water Action, Arise for Social Justice, Berkshire Environmental Action Team, Alliance for Health and Environment and many more.

6:00-8:00 p.m.
Online & telephone
» Prep with the 2020-2030 Solid Waste Master Plan fact sheet!
» Register (Sept. 10 only) here       

 


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