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Northeast and Mid-Atlantic States Regional Low Carbon Fuel Standard Stakeholder Meeting

October 22, 2009
Federal Reserve Bank, Boston, MA

Meeting Summary


8:45 a.m.Registration and Light Refreshments
9:30 a.m.Welcome
Laurie Burt, Commissioner, MassDEP
9:40 a.m.Meeting Goals and Groundrules
Jonathan Raab, Facilitator
9:50 a.m.Overview of LCFS Program Goals, Structure & Process
Nancy Seidman, MassDEP
Michelle Manion and Matt Solomon, NESCAUM
11:00 a.m.Clarifying Questions from Stakeholders
Jonathan Raab
11:30 a.m.Lunch
12:30 p.m.Transportation Fuels -- Stakeholder Panel #1
  • What are the technical and economic prospects for lower-carbon fuels and in what timeframe?
Introduction: Christine Kirby, MassDEP
Liquid Fuel: John Howe, Verenium
    Al Mannato, American Petroleum Institute
Electricity: Watson Collins, Northeast Utilities
    Ellen Shapiro, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
Natural Gas: Todd R. Campbell, Clean Energy Fuels
2:00 p.m.Break
2:15 p.m.Heating Fuels -- Stakeholder Panel #2
  • What are the prospects and timeline for low-carbon fuels for space heating?
  • Should space heating fuels be included in a regional LCFS?
  • How might non-liquid fuels be treated?
Introduction: Becky Ohler, New Hampshire DES
Oil Heat: Richard Sweetser, New England Fuel Institute
    Eric Slifka, Global Petroleum
Bio Heat: Shelby Neal, National Biodiesel Board
Wood: Charlie Niebling, New England Wood Pellet
Solar: Wilson Rickerson, Meister Consultants Group
Natural Gas: Steve Leahy, Northeast Natural Gas Association
3:30 p.m.Sustainability of Low Carbon Fuels -- Stakeholder Panel #3
  • What are the potential land, water, and air implications of expanding the use of low carbon fuels?
Introduction: Brian Woods, Vermont DEC
    Brooke Coleman, New Fuels Alliance
    Sue Reid, Conservation Law Foundation
4:15 p.m.Opportunity for Additional Stakeholder Input
4:55 p.m.Wrap-up & Next Steps
Nancy Seidman, MassDEP & Jonathan Raab
5:00 p.m.Adjourn

Additional comments to the states can be submitted in writing by November 10th to

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