CBIA 2021 Energy & Environment Conference

June 11, 2021

June 11, 2021

8:15 AM To 3:45 PM

Online: EDT (USA)


$0 - $125

Event Description

CBIA’s 2021 Energy & Environment Conference is a must-attend event for businesses, covering all aspects of energy and environment policy.


8:15 am | Opening Remarks

  • Chris DiPentima, President & CEO, CBIA
  • Ashley Zane, Government Affairs Associate, CBIA

8:30 am | Energy & Environment Regulatory Overview

  • Harold Blinderman, Partner, Day Pitney
  • Mark Bobman, Executive Director, Bristol Facility Policy Board
  • Steven Eitelman, Specialist, Environment, Health & Safety, Pratt & Whitney
  • Lee Hoffman, Member, Pullman & Comley
  • Debbie Hoyes, Principal Environmental Engineer, Arcadis US
  • Wojciech Krach, Senior Environmental Engineer, Kaman Corp.
  • Dave Krochko, Project Manager, Woodard & Curran

9:15 am | Break

9:25 am | Wave 2 RSRs & the New EURs: What’s Different? What’s Better? What’s Not …

  • Elizabeth Fortino, Counsel, Winnick Ruben Hoffnung Peabody & Mendel, LLC
  • Rachel Rosen, Department Manager, Environmental Services, Burns & McDonnell

In February 2021 the long awaited Wave 2 revisions to the Remediation Standard Regulations and the new Environmental Use Restriction regulations were adopted. Learn about the new requirements, what to look for, what’s different, and how the changes impact your remediation project and properties.

10:05 am | New Renewable Energy Options for End Users

  • Joey Lee Miranda, Partner, Robinson+Cole
  • Gregg Therrien, Assistant Vice President, Concentric Energy Advisors

Understand the environmentally-friendly and virtually inexhaustible sources of renewable energy and the range of solutions they present for the end user. Learn about the exciting options available now as well as those on the horizon, and see how they fit your long-term sustainability goals.

10:45 am | Break

10:55 am | Remediation Reform: Discussion of the Future State

  • Lee Hoffman, Member, Pullman & Comley
  • Graham Stevens, Office Director, Constituent Affairs & Land Management, Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

Last fall, Connecticut’s legislature voted to abolish the Transfer Act and replace it with a release-based remediation as 48 other states have. Since that time, DEEP has coordinated a massive review of all facets of the state’s remediation programs. This panel reviews the efforts to date, and where Connecticut is headed.

11:35 am | Lunch Break

12:15 pm | Mitigate the Risk of Climate Change & Carbon Capture & Storage Technology

  • Andrew Sinclair, Manager, Northeast Public & Government Affairs, ExxonMobil Corporation
  • Jennifer Arasimowicz, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer & Corporate Secretary, FuelCell Energy

ExxonMobil is investing billions of dollars in lower emission energy initiatives, including carbon capture technologies, a feature of its partnership with Danbury-based Fuel Cell Energy.

12:55 pm | Virtual Engagement & Remote Analytics: An Innovative Approach to Energy Efficiency During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Brandon Mark, Energy Engineer, C&I, Conservation & Load Management, The United Illuminating Company

Partnering with Power TakeOff to deliver its Virtual Commissioning Program, United Illuminating Company and Southern Connecticut Gas have successfully leveraged a cost-effective, measurable, and scalable energy efficiency solution for commercial and small business customers. Learn how this novel approach to energy efficiency has benefitted customers while prioritizing their health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

1:35 pm | Break

1:45 pm | The Transition to the New Release-Based Reporting & Remediation Program: What Happens with the Transfer Act, Brownfields Programs & Then Some?

  • Beth Barton, Partner, Day Pitney
  • Ann Catino, Partner, Halloran & Sage
  • Sam Haydock, Director of Business Development, Principal, BL Companies
  • Graham Stevens, Bureau Chief of Water Protection & Land Reuse, Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection

2:25 pm | PFAS & Industry

  • Richard Desrosiers, Associate Principal, Hydrogeologist, GZA
  • Emilee Mooney Scott, Partner, Robinson+Cole

As DEEP implements its PFAS action plan, there will be increased scrutiny of the role of industrial facilities as potential sources of PFAS, either through direct releases or through the incorporation in wastewater treatment plant discharges or landfill leachate. This discussion will focus on which industries are most likely to use and dispose of PFAS, the common pathways into the environment, and uncertainties related to evolving federal and state guidance.

3:00 pm | 2021 Legislative Update

  • John Blair, Associate Counsel, CBIA
  • Ashley Zane, Government Affairs Associate, CBIA

The CBIA team reviews the good, the bad, and the rest from the 2021 General Assembly session.

3:40 pm | Closing Remarks

CBIA’s 2021 Energy & Environment Conference is made possible thanks to the generous support of Burns & McDonnell, Day Pitney, GZA, Pullman & Comley, The United Illuminating Company, & Robinson+Cole.




About the Organizers

The Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA) is fighting to make Connecticut a top state for business, jobs, opportunities and economic growth.

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