Energy costs and access to energy resources continue to be significant issues for New England businesses and residents alike.
Without reliable and affordable energy, businesses cannot operate productively, hospitals and schools cannot provide essential services, and residents cannot depend on the amenities of daily life in our modern society. Additionally, New England is host to over 110,000 jobs in the energy industry making it a pivotal part of our economy.
The New England Council’s Energy & Environment Committee includes a wide range of businesses and organizations in the energy and environment sector including energy generators and distributors, developers of renewable and alternative energy sources, and energy and environmental technology firms, as well as commercial energy consumers large and small. The Committee’s ongoing work on a variety of issues and policies helps to ensure that New England’s citizens and businesses continue to have access to affordable and secure energy resources. Recently, the Energy & Environment Committee has focused on how Congress and the Administration can help New England and the country achieve ambitious renewable energy goals.
The Council’s Energy and Environment Committee is chaired by Mark Kalpin, Partner at Holland & Knight and the NEC staff liaison to the Committee is Sean Malone.