Clean Energy Events

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Please note this calendar is a curated list of local, regional and national clean energy events hosted by a variety of external organizations including, but not exclusive to, MassCEC. Event organizers are responsible for the content posted to this calendar.  

Mar 26
6th Responsible Business Summit New York

Monday, March 26, 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, March 27, 2018 (All day)

2018 is bringing the best, the most innovative and most inspiring brands to Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Summit New York (March 26-27), with a transformational change focused agenda. Leading businesses, CEOs and governmental personnel debate how business can transform to deliver long term environmental and social impacts, in what is sure to be an engaging and informative event.  Learn more and register

Mar 27
The Code to Closing Today's Residential Solar Deals

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Join executive consultant and market analyst Cedric Brehaut from SOLICHAMBA and Mark Liffmann, CEO and Founder of Omnidian, to learn:

Mar 28
MassChallenge 2018 Deadline

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 (All day)

(Early bird deadline March 1) MassChallenge is looking for the most-promising startups across industries and regions around the world. Apply for the chance to access millions in cash prizes, expert mentorship, top corporates, free office space, and more – all at zero cost and for zero equity. If you’re a clean energy company interested in applying to MC, use the following discount codes, available on a first come first serve basis.

Mar 28
LEED Exam Prep Course

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM - Boston, MA

  The LEED Exam Prep Course is a comprehensive course which will prepare attendees for the Green Associate and other specialty exams. The day long curriculum is designed to cover the segments of the Green Associate Exam and to lightly cover the AP specialty exams. If you have specific questions regarding a specialty exam, feel free to bring these questions to class and have the instructor cover these identified areas.  Learn more and register

Mar 28
Care Tactics: Environmental Practice of Everyday Life

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Cambridge, MA

Witnessing a return to longstanding theories of sensation and perception, environmental criticism is reconsidering (or retrofitting) phenomenology for an inventive ethics and aesthetics of quotidian life. Proposing that on the basis of sentience and perception we can fashion an art of the everyday of political mettle, it displaces work of time past into the ecological crises of our moment. The aim of this paper is less to excavate or exonerate than to redeploy or redesign ways of thinking into an ethics of care.

Mar 28
City Pathways to 100% Renewable Energy: A Look at the Greater Boston Area

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Boston, MA

Cities across the U.S. and internationally have aggressive renewable energy, climate, and decarbonization targets. The greater Boston area cities are amongst the leaders, however, much work remains to meet both near and long terms goals. What changes are needed in the electricity sector to reach these targets? What steps are needed for these and other cities to meet their goals? Are 100% renewable energy targets necessary and feasible? This panel will explore these questions, as well as the roles, actions, and available pathways cities can pursue to meet their climate and energy goals.

Mar 29
Annual Massachusetts Environmental Education Society (MEES) Conference

Thursday, March 29, 2018 (All day) - Worcester, MA

Attendees at the Annual MEES Conference have the opportunity to interact with 200+ environmental education enthusiasts. From professional educators to administrators, students, and those in supporting industries, the Conference is a great place to spread the word about your organization! View the program brochure Learn more and register

Mar 29
Are We Ready to Embrace a Future Powered by Offshore Wind?

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM - Somerville, MA

Join Greentown Labs in the new Global Center for Cleantech Innovation,, the largest cleantech incubator in the United States, for an evening of discussion about the future of offshore wind energy from the vantage point of the corporate leaders, startups, and industry experts driving innovation in Massachusetts and around the globe. Answer questions like: who are the leaders developing technologies and processes needed to turn these energy outlooks into realities? and what are the lessons learned and how can we ensure the success of offshore wind in MA? 

Mar 29
DOER: MassSave Listening Session

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Worcester , MA

DOER has scheduled listening sessions for this spring to provide the public with an opportunity to offer comment on the Mass Save programs. 

Mar 31
Revitalizing Ecosystems in Greater Boston to Survive Climate Change

Saturday, March 31, 2018 (All day) - Cambridge, MA

Massachusetts Sierra Club Greater Boston Group and Biodiversity for a Livable Climate invite you this all-day conference focused on the importance of ecosystem health. Ecosystems across our highly developed region are threatened by climate change. At the same time, local ecosystems can help us to weather the coming climate shocks. Ecosystems are our allies, and there is much that we can do to revitalize them in our yards, streets, neighborhoods, parks, wetlands and waters. Zeyneb Magavi, a lead organizer of Mothers Out Front, will describe these connections.

Apr 03
International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum

Tuesday, April 03, 2018 - 12:00 PM to Friday, April 06, 2018 - 12:30 PM - Princeton, NJ

The IPF is the leading technical conference for offshore wind in the United States and is dedicated to moving the industry forward. Offshore wind brings new revenue streams and thousands of jobs to the United States. Attending the IPF gives you the opportunity to network with the industry’s leading global experts, generate new business opportunities, strengthen the U.S. offshore wind supply chain and directly shape the industry. Let’s work together to keep moving this new U.S. industry forward.

Apr 04
Climate Week at HBS: Fireside Chat with David Crane on "The Role of Business in Climate Policy"

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 - 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Boston, MA

As CEO of NRG Energy (2003-2015), Crane attempted to turn the company into a major renewable energy provider. Now a Senior Operating Executive at Pegasus Capital Advisors, Crane will speak about business leaders’ role in affecting climate policy. Learn more

Apr 04
MIT Water Innovation Prize Final Pitch Night

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM - Cambridge, MA

Join MIT Water Club for the Final Pitch Event of the MIT Water Innovation Prize on Wednesday, April 4from 6:00pm at the MIT Media Lab. The MIT Water Innovation Prize is a multi-stage business plan competition in which student entrepreneurial teams from across the country compete for $30,000 in prize money. The finalists in the student innovation competition will pitch their ideas about water purification, air water harvesting, IoT water quality sensors and much more!  Attendees will also hear from speakers across sectors about the world’s water challenges and new innovations to address them

Apr 05
DOER: MassSave Listening Sessions

Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Springfield, MA

DOER has scheduled listening sessions for this spring to provide the public with an opportunity to offer comment on the Mass Save programs. 

Apr 06
WSS Symposium 2018: Water in Humanitarian Emergencies

Friday, April 06, 2018 - 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM - Medford, MA

This symposium focuses on disaster response relative to water. This is a prevalent issue due to the increasing frequency of natural disasters around the world. Learn more

Apr 09
Equitable Boston: Design, Development, and Access to Opportunity

Monday, April 09, 2018 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Boston, MA

Using Imagine Boston 2030 as a framework, panelists from the planning, design, and development community will address how parts of the city’s vision for the future can be achieved using more inclusive and equitable practices to shape the built environment. Designers and developers are playing a significant role in shaping the future of Boston, and who gets a seat at the table impacts more than just how our city looks.

Apr 10
The 3 Rs of Electricity: Reliability, Resilience, & Renewables

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM - Boston, MA

One of the leading drivers of the current energy revolution is the need for greater resilience. A major part of the answer? Installation of solar + storage systems and interactive microgrids. However, questions remain. Will these new systems be truly reliable?  Are they cost-effective? Will they provide the promised resilience and grid independence? And what are the policy barriers that are inhibiting their deployment?   Please join E2 and our panel of experts to discuss these innovative new solutions to power our 21st century grid.

Apr 10
New Product & Energy Show 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Randolph, MA

ASHRAE’s Boston Chapter is sponsoring its 16th biennial product show. Presentations will include the passive house standard, VRF heat pump design, ventilation strategies, and other relevant topics. The expo includes over 70 booths hosted by manufacturers and other vendors. Attendance is free. Learn more and register

Apr 12
AEE-NE Marketplace Conference: Energy New England

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Norwood , MA

This year’s conference will feature exhibitors from the region’s leading energy service companies and workshops (offering CEUs) on the latest topics and solutions for energy in New England. Also enjoy a cocktail reception with cash bar and dinner. Save the date of April 12th and join AEE- New England for this tremendous networking opportunity! For more information and to register, or to become a sponsor, click here.

Apr 12
DOER: MassSave Listening Session

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Lowell, MA

DOER has scheduled listening sessions for this spring to provide the public with an opportunity to offer comment on the Mass Save programs. 

Apr 14
Boston March for Science 2018

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - Boston, MA

In 2018 in Massachusetts, science is striking back! This year's rally will still contain a broader focus on the importance of science in policy, the need for well-funded scientific research, and the importance of diversity and inclusion within the sciences, but for Boston, our theme this year will be around climate science, and advancing science-based climate policy in the Massachusetts State Legislature.

Apr 18
28th Annual Energy Storage Conference & Expo

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 8:00 AM to Friday, April 20, 2018 - 3:00 PM - Boston, MA

As the national trade association in the U.S., the Energy Storage Association (ESA) is the leading voice for companies that develop and deploy the multitude of energy storage technologies that we rely on every day. The ESA member companies collective efforts help to create new, competitive markets and a fair regulatory environment that reflects the value provided by energy storage to millions of residential, commercial and industrial customers. 

Apr 19
Boston University's Electric Industry Transformation

Thursday, April 19, 2018 (All day) to Friday, April 20, 2018 (All day) - Boston, MA

Join BU and gain insight into the new competitive landscape surrounding utilities. Explore the critical business implications of disruptive forces that are driving innovation and revolutionary change. You will learn from leading electric power strategists and key industry experts, and share perspectives with colleagues from acrosst the electricity value chain and throughout the industry ecosstem.  Learn more and register 

Apr 19
The Paris Agreement: Thoughts of a Negotiator on its Significance and Future with Sue Biniaz

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 4:30 PM to 5:45 PM - Cambridge, MA

Sue Biniaz served for over thirty years in the State Department's Legal Adviser's Office, where she was a Deputy Legal Adviser, as well as the lead climate lawyer and a lead climate negotiator from 1989 until early 2017. She is a Senior Fellow at the UN Foundation and is on the adjunct faculty at Columbia Law School. During the winter 2017 quarter, she was a Distinguished Fellow at the Energy Policy Institute of Chicago and taught at the University of Chicago Law School. She attended Yale College and Columbia Law School, and clerked for Judge Dorothy W.

Apr 24
Get Smart on Term Sheets

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM - Boston, MA

 This program covers Convertible Note and Series Seed/A term sheets in plain English and offers pointers on what is and is not negotiable.  Topics of discussion will include:

Apr 25
5 Minute Pitch

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

This is The Venture Forum’s 12th Annual 5-Minute Pitch Contest. It has been incredibly powerful in getting startups the outlet that they need to advance their business to the next level. Eight (8) companies will pitch for the audience and judges. In addition, the room will have approximately 20 other businesses displaying their ideas in an Innovation Showcase before the event and during networking time. Learn more and register

May 01
Cleantech Open Northeast 2018 Deadline

Tuesday, May 01, 2018 (All day)

The Cleantech Open is the world's oldest and largest accelerator for cleantech startups. Clean energy categories represented, with mentors in each, include: Energy Generation, Energy Distribution & Storage, Energy Efficiency, Chemicals & Advanced Materials, Information & Communications Technologies (ICT), Green Building, Transportation, and Agriculture, Water & Waste.

May 01
Solar Summit 2018

Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 7:45 AM to Wednesday, May 02, 2018 - 4:15 PM - San Diego, CA

Solar Summit 2018 is celebrating its 11th anniversary! Join for two full days of packed networking opportunities and a unique mix of market intelligence with engaging panel sessions among industry leaders. Powered by the unique blend of research and economic analysis from the GTM research team, this year's agenda will feature themes from beyond traditional project finance to innovations in solar and the transformation of electricity.

May 01
Annual NEWIEE Awards Gala - Celebrating 10 Years!

Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM - Boston, MA

The New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) Awards recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women leaders in the fields of energy and environment who have demonstrated professional excellence and have actively paved the way to success for other women in similar or related professional areas.  More information

May 07
AWEA WINDPOWER 2018 Conference and Exhibition

Monday, May 07, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, May 10, 2018 (All day) - Chicago, IL

Professionals form all over the world attend WINDPOWER to network, learn, advance their organizational mission, and to participate in the largest wind energy exhibition in the Western Hemisphere. Collaborate with colleagues, innovators, thought leaders and policy makers as you chart wind energy's course into the future. Modern energy demands modern solutiosn and everything that propels wind energy forward is assembled at WINDPOWER. 

May 09
Greentown Labs Global Center Grand Opening and Demo Day 2018

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM - Somerville, MA

Please join Greentown Labs on May 9 to explore the new Global Center for Cleantech Innovation. Greentown Labs moved into this space in late 2017, enablng the community to grow more than70 member companies! Greentown Labs will "walk the cleantech walk" by incorporating many of its member and sponsor technologies into the facility, including SageGlass windows, Crowd Comfort's Human Sensor Network, and more technology installations to be revealed at the grand opening. The celebration will begin with DEMO Day, and then move on to the grand opening programming and speaker portion of the event.

May 24
Building Tech Forum 2018: Net Positive Energy

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Boston, MA

Join green technology firms and building product companies to discuss cutting-edge research and products to support net positive energy buildings. Start the night off by catching up with your colleagues with drinks and networking. Aftwerwards, presenters will discuss advances in building technologies within areas of the industry in a series of five-minute presentations, including renewable energy, case studies, and products.

Jun 04
New England Energy Conference & Exposition

Monday, June 04, 2018 - 8:00 AM to Tuesday, June 05, 2018 - 6:00 PM - Falmouth, MA

Join the Northeast Energy and Commerce Association (NECA), New England's oldest and most broadly-based, non-profit trade association serving the competitive electric power industry. Each year this event brings together 300+ industry professionals including generation and transmission companies, project developers and operators, utility representatives, load aggregators and end-users, equipment suppliers, finance and legal experts, risk managers, environmental and engineering professionals, commodity traders and wholesalers, as well as government officials and industry regulators.

Jun 07
3rd US Offshore Wind 2018 Conference and Exhibition

Thursday, June 07, 2018 (All day) to Friday, June 08, 2018 (All day) - Boston, MA

The USOW18 event is THE #1 networking hub for businesses that are looking to invest, find partners or secure contracts for upcoming US offshore wind projects. USOW18 unites 1000+ executives and covers everything you need to know about the US offshore wind industry, including market updates, financing, permitting, supply chain and cost-reduction strategies Plus, you can attend two NEW breakout sessions focused on Commercializing Floating Wind Turbines and US Offshore Wind Supply Chain Opportunities.

Jun 12
MIT Enterprise Forum Startup Spotlight

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 (All day) - Boston, MA

The Startup Spotlight brings together 350+ innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, corporate business development and business professionals for a unique, interactive and delicious networking event at District Hall in Boston. Attendees network and make their way through each exhibitor table so that they can vote for their favorites in three categories: Company I want to have a beer with, Future Unicorn, and Most likely to develop a cult following. Startups who wish to demo at the event must apply online by April 20, 2018. There's no fee to apply or exhibit.

Jun 18
Renewable Heating and Cooling Workshop

Monday, June 18, 2018 (All day) to Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (All day) - Saratoga Springs, NY

The Renewable Thermal Alliance (RTA) and Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP) are inviting you to a workshop to explore how the region can work collaboratively to accelerate the adoption of renewable heating and cooling technologies that will ultimately transform the way we heat and cool our homes and businesses.

Jun 20
Grid Edge Innovation Summit 2018: The Leading Future of Energy Conference

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 8:00 AM to Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 4:45 PM - Burlingame, CA

Grid Edge Innovation Summit is the leading future energy conference that will examine the energy customer of tomorrow and how new innovative business models are quickly emerging. Join Greentech Media in bringing together the most forward thinking and prominent members of the energy ecosystem and as their research team explores the future of the market. Themes this year include fronteir technologies, innovating the core, and customer centricity. 

Jun 26
AWEA Regional Wind Energy Conference 2018 - Northeast

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, June 27, 2018 (All day) - South Portland, ME

Whether you're already involved in wind project development in the Northeast, or want to learn more about entering into this region's market, you must attend the AWEA Regional Wind Energy Conference - Northeast. Discuss significant issues related to land-based and offshore wind project development, get expert insight into the region's growth potential, and learn how to position your company for the best return on your investments. This conference will give you and your company the tools you need to be successful in the Northeast market.

Jun 26
AWEA Regional Wind Energy Conference 2018- Northeast

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, June 27, 2018 (All day) - South Portland, ME

Whether you're already involved in wind project development in the Northeast, or want to learn more about entering into this region's market, you must attend the AWEA Regional Wind Energy Conference - Northeast. Discuss significant issues related to land-based and offshore wind project development, get expert insight into the region's growth potential, and learn how to position your company for the best return on your investments. This conference will give you and your company the tools you need to be successful in the Northeast market.

Aug 20
7th International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy

Monday, August 20, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, August 22, 2018 (All day) - Quebec City, QC

This will be a global gathering of industry and academia leaders in clean energy.  For more information, click here

Sep 05
AWEA Wind Power on Capitol Hill 2018

Wednesday, September 05, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, September 06, 2018 (All day) , DC

AWEA Wind Power on Capitol Hill is a rare opportunity for AWEA members and others who want to help advance wind energy to participate in advocacy training and then put that training to work to educate legislators and their staff on the wind industry's top policy initiatives at both the state and federal level.  Learn more