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.


TUESDAY — FEBRUARY 1, 2022 — ONLINE
ACT Rule public hearing
— MassDEP Public Hearing: Amendments to Low Emission Vehicle Program

Brief Explanation and Rationale for Changes: On December 30, 2021 MassDEP filed emergency regulation amendments to 310 CMR 7.40 Low Emission Vehicle Program that adopt California’s Advanced Clean Trucks (ACT) regulation for medium- and heavy-duty (MHD) vehicles, Phase 2 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) regulation for MHD engines and vehicles, and Heavy-duty Omnibus regulation for heavy-duty engines and vehicles. The ACT regulation requires an increasing percentage of zero emission vehicle (ZEV) truck sales starting with Model Year 2025 and ramping up through Model Year 2035, accelerating the market for MHD ZEVs. The Phase 2 GHG and Omnibus regulations establish lower GHG and nitrogen oxides emissions standards for conventional trucks as the fleet transitions to ZEVs.

Web Link to View Regulations and Background Information. Includes emergency regulation amendments, background document, and public hearing notice.

Public Hearing and Comment Period: A virtual public hearing will be held on February 1, 2022 at 10:00 AM EST, and MassDEP will accept written comments until 5:00 PM EST on February 11, 2022. A public hearing notice with additional details is posted at the web link above.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the hearing.

Free public event. Hosted by MassDEP.

10 am EST
Online
» Register in advance for this public hearing.         

THURSDAY — FEBRUARY 10, 2022 — ONLINE
Future Generations Protection Act
— The Future Generations Protection Act
We are in the midst of a worsening climate crisis and we must immediately halt the expansion of fossil fuels, yet there is a severe lack of Congressional and Executive action to do so.

However, the Future Generations Protection Act (FGPA) – a bill recently reintroduced by Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) – would stop this expansion and put us on a path to move off fossil fuels and toward 100% renewable energy.

Join us to hear from Representative Jan Schakowsky and learn from Food & Water Action policy experts about the bill and how it can be used as a tool to hold Congress and President Biden accountable and push for stronger action.

Accessibility: Live Captioning; have accessibility questions? Reply to your registration email to confirm your requirements or request more information.

Free public event. Hosted by Food & Water Action

3 – 4pm EST
Online
» Register here      

WEDNESDAY — FEBRUARY 16, 2022 — ONLINE
MCAN Energy Storage Webinar
Massachusetts Climate Action Network and Prince Lobel, and BEAT Present an Energy Storage Webinar

MCAN and BEAT are advocacy organizations currently involved in transitioning peakers off of fossil fuels.  Prince Lobel is a Boston law firm with a robust renewable energy practice of attorneys with experience in all aspects of renewable energy and clean technology, serving as counsel in numerous efforts to accelerate clean energy in utility energy projects in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Climate Action Network and Prince Lobel invite you to an energy storage webinar on February 16, 2022.  This webinar will showcase recent advances in policy, technology and pricing that support an accelerated transition to large-scale battery storage as an effective clean energy strategy.  Battery storage providers, experts in energy law, advocates working with utilities on transitioning to clean power, and clean energy transition consultants supporting the utility deployment of clean energy technologies nationwide will share insights into effective pathways forward.  

This event is for advocates, utility staff, local and state decision makers, and clean energy financiers wanting to learn more about:

  • Clean energy technology options available to generate and store clean energy
  • The policy and financing aspects that make battery storage appealing to industry and communities alike and 
  • Regulatory and administrative reforms needed to accelerate a utility-scaled clean energy transition 

Participants will have the opportunity to network and exchange ideas about opportunities and challenges to accelerate the generation and distribution of clean energy storage. 

Free public event.

12:00 – 1:30 pm ET
Online
» To register, please RSVP to bpotter@princelobel.com.   We will send you the Zoom login information under separate cover.
» More info         

TUESDAY thru THURSDAY — MARCH 8-10, 2022 — ONLINE
GCSC 2022— GCSE 2022 Annual Conference
Explore the complex interactions between biodiversity and climate change, and how these complexities factor into conservation strategies to protect global biodiversity.

GCSE 2022 will highlight success stories in conservation that should help guide us toward finding more general science- and evidence-based solutions to conservation challenges.

The conference will address the fact that conservation strategies are also inherently socio-political, and their success depends upon forging partnerships with Indigenous peoples and local communities most impacted by biodiversity and its loss.  Equally important, GCSE 2022 will address the North-South divide in priorities for conserving biodiversity while simultaneously addressing global climate change, set both in the short-term context of the COVID pandemic and in longer time-frames – the next decade and beyond.

Public event. Save $ by signing up before 1/31/22
Hosted by Global Council for Science and the Environment

3-day conference
Online
» More info here          
» Register here            


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