The Office of Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley will host an Energy Summit on May 20, 2013, in Norwood, MA. In remarks to The New England Council in the fall of 2012, Attorney General Coakley discussed that high cost of energy in our region and the impact of those costs on economic development in New England. The Attorney General’s one-day summit is aimed at sharing ideas among businesses, policy-makers, and clean energy advocates about opportunities to maximize innovative reforms enacted over the past years, and what additional steps may be needed. The summit will examine and discuss topics related to energy, cost competitiveness, and policy with the goal of bringing stakeholders together.
Two morning panels will focus on stories directly from businesses about their experiences with energy costs including: how costs impact their ability to be competitive, the utilization of energy efficiency and renewable resources and the successes and challenges they have experienced. Two afternoon panels will examine the pathway forward, including polices, and innovative technology and financing solutions for the Commonwealth and the region.