UMass Followup Public Solar Forum Online , June 4



Solar Experts Will Be Joined by Members of the Western Massachusetts State Delegation and Healey/Driscoll Administration Officials to Explore Opportunities and Challenges of Solar Development in Western Mass

The Clean Energy Extension (CEE) at UMass Amherst, in partnership with Rep. Mindy Domb, Sen. Jo Comerford and members of the Western Massachusetts State Legislative Delegation, will convene and host a second solar forum on June 4, between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., building on the successful four-part series held last year, that drew 400 attendees to engage with 49 speakers. The event is free and open to the public. Register here: Solar Forum Registration 

The June 4 forum will focus on the recent recommendations from the Governor’s Commission on Energy Infrastructure Siting and Permitting and their implications for Western Massachusetts communities.

Speakers will include:

  • Energy and Environmental Affairs Undersecretary Michael Judge
  • Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy Chairs Sen. Michael Barrett and Rep. Jeffrey Roy
  • Additional speakers will be listed on the event website as they are confirmed.

Forum sessions include those focused on:

  • The implications of the governor’s Commission on Energy Infrastructure Siting and Permitting’s recent recommendations; 
  • Opportunities to improve community benefits agreements, public engagement in decision-making and technical assistance for communities; and
  • An exploration of trade-offs and how to better balance public interests related to solar development.

Organizers include UMass Clean Energy Extension, Sen. Jo Comerford, Rep. Mindy Domb and a planning committee of stakeholders and experts. Additional legislative co-sponsors can be found here

Please register at this link: Solar Forum Registration 

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