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People's Power & Light's 16th Annual Meeting


People's Power & Light's 16th Annual Meeting

   Join us on May 17th at the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel. 
Tickets are $10 & include: cocktail reception, networking & fantastic speakers

On Thursday, May 17th, we're gathering energy sector professionals and friends for a networking event with policy makers and clean power leaders over delicious food and cocktails. This event is open to the public.Happy Hour starts at 5:30 PM.
We just heard that Macky McCleary, of the Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities, will be joining our already powerful speaker line-up. Come find out how Rhode Island is taking action in the face of climate challenges.
How do we move forward quickly enough to meet the climate challenges facing Rhode Island? Why you'll want to hear from our national and local energy and climate action experts:

Our speaking program will highlight important energy issues as well as the new project developments we're looking forward to in 2018. This year's panel will focus on our policy priorities, such as the ongoing National Grid rate increase proposal that has the potential to ramp up electric vehicle adoption, as well as strengthen and modernize our power grid. 

Janet Besser, Executive Vice President, Northeast Clean Energy Council 

As Executive Vice President, Janet Gail Besser leads NECEC’s policy and advocacy efforts, and oversees membership and sponsorship for the organization. She brings to this role broad energy industry experience as a regulator, utility executive, developer, consultant, and consumer advocate.
Janet is a nationally recognized expert on a wide range of energy policy issues with deep relationships across the industry. She earned a Master in Public Policy degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Williams College.

Karl R. Rábago, Executive Director, Pace Energy and Climate Center

Karl R. Rábago is the Executive Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center, at the Pace Law School in White Plains, New York. In his career, Karl has been a military officer, a utility regulator, a utility executive, a renewable energy developer, a law professor, and a clean energy advocate.
A graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Business Management, Karl is an attorney (University of Texas Law School, J.D. with Honors) with post-doctorate degrees in environmental (LL.M., Pace University School of Law) and military law (LL.M., US Army Judge Advocate General’s School). 

Larry Chretien, Executive Director, People’s Power & Light

Over the years, People's Power & Light has pursued a mission to harness the collective power of consumers to lead us toward a low-carbon energy future, with the goal to goal is to help consumers reduce carbon emissions 80% by 2050 in the most economic ways possible. People's Power & Light works in Massachusetts as Mass Energy, and Larry has served as their Executive Director for 18 years.  
Larry currently represent the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network on the Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Advisory Council. He earned an MS in Economic Policy from Northeastern University and a BS in Resource Management State University of New York College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry.

Macky McCleary,  Administrator, RI Division of Public Utilities and Carriers

Macky McCleary was appointed by the Governor as the new Administrator for the RI Division of Public Utilities and Carriers in September, 2016. He previously served as Director of the RI Department of Business Regulation and as the Deputy Commissioner for Environmental Quality at the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP). 
Macky was the co-founder and president of EmPower CES, a start-up clean energy and green building development company.  Macky built EmPower around a commitment to energy independence and environmental stewardship. 
Macky holds a bachelor’s degree from Yale and a Masters of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture.

Guest speaker from the R.I. Center for Justice/George Wiley Center

The Rhode Island Center for Justice and the George Wiley Center are working together on a number of issues to create and increase access to social and economic justice in our state! The George Wiley Center is a grassroots group, organizing with low-income Rhode Islanders, to advocate for systematic changes aimed at alleviating problems associated with poverty. The Rhode Island Center provides free civil legal assistance to low-income Rhode Islanders, engages in key impact litigation affecting the rights and wellbeing of thousands across the State, and conducts legislative and policy advocacy on behalf of the communities it serves. 
If you have any questions contact us at401-861-6111 or Z3JlZW5yZXBseSB8IHJpcG93ZXIgISBvcmc=.   
The work that we do would not be possible without our members and allies, and we hope to celebrate another exciting year with you all. We hope to see you there!

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