The Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC), the nation’s foremost clean energy advocacy group, recognized our own Tom Burton as one of eight clean energy industry leaders at NECEC’s 10th Annual Green Tie Gala on October 26 in Boston. Tom and the seven other awardees received special “Decade of Influence” Green Tie Gala Awards for their work advancing the clean energy economy over the past decade. Joining Tom in receiving this esteemed honor:

  • Alicia Barton, President and CEO, New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
  • Ian Bowles, Co-Founder and Managing Director, WindSail Capital Group
  • Steve Cowell, President, E4TheFuture
  • Tim Healy, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, EnerNOC
  • Emily Reichert, CEO, Greentown Labs
  • George P. Sakellaris, President and Chief Executive Officer, Ameresco
  • Mitch Tyson, Tyson Associates, NECEC Board Chair

We are proud to have served as a sponsor for this event, which was comprised of 400+ attendees. We congratulate Tom and the seven other clean energy trailblazers on this wonderful accomplishment!

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The Northeast Clean Energy Council’s (NECEC) 9th Annual Green Tie Gala was recently held on October 25, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Green Tie Gala is the premier clean energy networking event in the region, bringing together more than 500 stakeholders from the Northeast clean energy community to celebrate the industry’s growth and accomplishments and to recognize outstanding clean energy companies with NECEC’s Green Tie Gala Awards. We enjoyed seeing many of our clients in attendance at the gala in support of this burgeoning and innovative community. To learn more about the Green Tie Gala, read on!

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Last Sunday, the Massachusetts Legislature passed a compromise energy bill to significantly increase electricity produced by renewable energy sources. The state’s utilities will be required to purchase power from on and offshore wind farms, as well as power from hydroelectric dams located largely in Canada. Governor Baker is expected sign the bill in short order, as he has strongly supported purchasing imports of clean energy. To learn more about this bill, read on!

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Do you find yourself checking social media for news instead of sitting down each morning to read the newspaper?  If so, you’re not alone! Last year, 63% of Twitter users agreed that the platform serves as a source for news, according to a study conducted by Pew Research Center. In that same study, 59% of those who get news from Twitter have kept up with a news event as it was happening.

Last week, Mintz Levin was fortunate to host the Northeast Clean Energy Council (NECEC) event entitled, “Working with the Press in an Evolving Media Landscape.” Moderated by NECEC’s Communications Director Kate Plourd Johnson, the panel included Jon Chesto of the Boston Globe, Stephen Lacey of Greentech Media, Sara Castellanos of the Boston Business Journal, and Gintautas Dumcius of MassLive.com. Continuing reading for eight key takeaways from this informative event!

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On Thursday, September 10, The New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) hosted its third annual Legislative Roundup. The event brought together clean energy advocates and technology developers from around the Northeast to discuss the region’s latest policies and their impact on residents, businesses, and other key entities. The panel presentation, moderated by NECEC President Peter Rothstein and NECEC VP of Policy and Government Affairs Janet Gail Besser, included Jeff Marks of E2Tech, Kate Epsen of the New Hampshire Sustainable Energy Association, Gabrielle Stebbins of Renewable Energy Vermont, as well as Dan Bosley and Sue AnderBois, both of NECEC. Read below for a look at the latest in regional energy policy trends:

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On Tuesday May 5th, members of state government, clean energy advocates, and business representatives assembled at the Massachusetts State House for the New England Clean Energy Council’s (NECEC’s) fourth annual Clean Energy Day. According to Peter Rothstein, President of the NECEC, the day was “an opportunity to get the word out about the importance of clean energy in Massachusetts,” a valuable chance for stakeholders to engage with their elected officials about ensuring continued growth in the clean energy sector.

The day began with a lunchtime speaking program with clean energy award honorees and remarks from legislative and executive officials. Visitors listened with rapt attention as Senator Ben Downing, Senator Mark Pacheco, Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton, and others offered their thoughts on the state of the clean energy sector as Massachusetts finds itself at a crossroads on a number of important issues.

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On October 1st, Mintz Levin, New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC), and Grant Thornton hosted “On Your Mark, Get Set, IPO,” a panel discussion concerning recent trends in the public offering market for cleantech growth companies. Industry veterans John Fairbanks (Aspen Aerogels), Mark Marano (Canaccord Genuity), Steven Berkenfeld (Barclays), David Lewandoski (Grant Thornton), and Sahir Surmeli (Mintz Levin) provided insight on the public offering process to help attendees determine whether their company is indeed ready to go public.

Worried that you missed out on this important event? Don’t be! You can see video highlights here. In addition, here are 10 key takeaways from the IPO panel discussion:

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