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Energy Engineering Seminar: Alicia Barton "New York’s Path to Decarbonization: State Climate Leadership Under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act"

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 4:10pm to 5:10pm

Olin Hall, 165

Alicia Barton

President and CEO of The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) 

New York’s Path to Decarbonization: State Climate Leadership Under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act

This seminar will present perspectives on New York State’s path to achieving the ambitious climate and clean energy goals codified by the recently enacted Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). As Co-Chair of the newly formed Climate Action Council, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) will play a leading role in helping the State fulfill the aggressive decarbonization mandates under the legislation. NYSERDA’s President and CEO, Alicia Barton, will provide an overview of New York State’s leadership efforts to date, share case studies on technologies like offshore wind, solar, energy efficiency, and energy storage, and discuss the State’s pursuit of a zero-carbon electric grid by 2040 and a carbon neutral economy by 2050. 

Alicia Barton is president and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), a public benefit corporation that advances innovative energy solutions to improve New York State’s economy and environment. Ms. Barton has held public and private sector leadership roles advancing clean energy projects and companies for over a decade including serving as co-chair of the Energy and Cleantech Practice at Foley Hoag, LLP, chief of operations of the Global Utility business unit at SunEdison and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), a publicly supported agency that funds and accelerates the development of the clean energy sector. Prior to serving as CEO of MassCEC, Ms. Barton was the Deputy Commissioner for Policy and Planning for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP); Assistant Secretary for Environmental Review and Director of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) office; and Deputy General Counsel at the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA). 
 

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Event Type

Seminar

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energy institute

Contact E-Mail

lr482@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Laura Jean Ricciuti

Contact Phone

6072555003

Speaker

Alicia Barton

Speaker Affiliation

President and CEO of NYSERDA

Dept. Web Site

https://energy.cornell.edu/

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