November 8, 2010 - NECBC U.S.‐Canada Energy Trade and Technology Conference recap

Monday, November 8, 2010

I enjoyed the 18th Annual U.S.‐Canada Energy Trade and Technology Conference sponsored by the New England - Canada Business Council last Thursday and Friday.  I've been a regular attendee in recent years, and this year's program was as dynamic as any I've seen.  On Thursday afternoon, my colleague Steve Hudson moderated a roundtable discussion on Washington and Ottawa Energy and Environmental Policy Initiatives.  Friday, participants enjoyed a mix of high-impact speakers like Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter and lively panels with key executives in regional energy businesses like Hydro-Quebec, TransCanada Power, and Tennessee Gas Pipeline.  The noontime panel held conference attendees rapt with a spirited discussion of some of the aspects of the Cape Wind offshore wind energy project and contracts for sale of its renewable power.  The sessions culminated with a keynote address on federal energy policy by a speaker from the US Chamber of Commerce.

It was very interesting learning from the speakers about their perspectives on energy issues.  To me, it was even better to reconnect with friends and get to know fellow conference attendees.  Hope to see you at the 19th annual NECBC energy meeting next year.

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