E2Tech Forums & Events

E2Tech provides a monthly forum series (Sept-June) that seeks to provide timely information about Maine's clean technology sector. E2Tech also hosts periodic networking events to foster business-to-business opportunities within Maine's clean tech economy. Additionally, preceding each forum, a 45 minute block of time is reserved for networking. We hope you can join us. 

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, September 04, 2014
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Pierce Atwood, Merrill's Wharf, 254 Commercial Street, Portland.

    You are invited to join E2Tech and the British Consulate General as E2Tech and Pierce Atwood host Rosalind Campion, Counsellor for Global Issues at the British Embassy in Washington DC.

    Roz will be discussing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and opportunities to develop strong business relationships between Maine and the United Kingdom and encourage private investments and job opportunities for both partners.

    The TTIP is a trade agreement that is presently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States aimed at removing trade barriers in a wide range of economic sectors to make it easier to buy and sell goods and services between the EU and the US.

    In 2013, the UK was Maine’s 8th largest export market, purchasing approximately $60 million of product. In 2014, the Maine International Trade Center led a trade mission to London to facilitate business meetings between Maine and UK companies. Roz and attendees will continue this dialogue, as the British Consulate estimates that agreements like the TTIP could further increase energy and environmental product exports from Maine to the UK.


    • 7:30 am: Breakfast/networking
    • 8:00 am: Introduction from Consul General Susie Kitchens and Keynote remarks from Roz Campion
    • 8:40 am: Q&A & Roundtable Discussion
    • 9:00 am: Wrap-Up

    Join us for breakfast at Pierce Atwood's historic headquarters on Merrill's Wharf in Portland, Maine. This newly renovated, circa 1840 building is truly unique and sits on the Portland waterfront.

    Rosalind CampionRosalind Campion was appointed Counsellor for Global Issues at the British Embassy in Washington DC in 2011. Her team works on policy issues including trade, business, energy, the environment, science, innovation and transport.

    Susie Kitchens arrived in Boston to become Britain’s Consul General in August 2012. 


    Please note, visitor parking is very limited. Pierce Atwood has 10 visitor parking spots in front of the building and on-street metered parking is also available along Commercial Street. This is an early event, so metered parking is free until 9:00 a.m. There are also parking garages on Commercial and Fore Streets.


    • Friday, September 12, 2014
    • 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Hannaford Hall, USM, 88 Bedford Street, Portland

    Together with our partners and sponsors, E2Tech is pleased to host this special event to help business and homeowners make cost-effective and thoughtful decisions ahead of the heating season. The event will consist of the following three parts:

    What can the Governor do?

    What plans do Maine’s gubernatorial candidates have to help Mainers manage their heating costs while being considerate of the environment? Gov. Paul LePage, Congressman Mike Michaud, and candidate Eliot Cutler are confirmed to speak on their approaches to this critical issue as well as their energy and environmental positions.


    What help is available and are these programs working?

    Patrick Woodcock, Director of the Governor’s Energy Office, and Michael Stoddard, Executive Director of Efficiency Maine,
    will report on heating options, results of past efforts, and currently-available programs to help ease Mainers' heating burden and make the right choice “in the heat of the moment.”

    What are my options?

    Maine heating and energy efficiency companies will have information and displays on their products and be available to discuss their products and services. These displays will be open throughout the morning.


    • 7:00 – 8:00 am: Networking and Continental Breakfast
    • 8:00 – 9:30 am: Candidate Presentations
    • 9:30 – 10:00 am: Break
    • 10:00 – 11:00 am: Policy and Program Presentations and Q&A

    Attendees are also encouraged to attend the Alternative Energy Expo 2014 on Friday afternoon (Sept. 12) at Interphase Energy and Portland Greenfest at Monument Square on Saturday (Sept. 13).


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    Fall 2014 Student Sponsor

    • Thursday, October 16, 2014
    • 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Lee Auditorium, USM, Portland

    Although recycling paper, plastics, and glass has become second nature to most Mainers, there are operating and proposed efforts underway to further reduce valuable portions of our solid waste stream that end up burned or buried. Garbage to Garden is collecting organic wastes from residences in the Greater Portland area and returning high-quality compost to its customers. Ecomaine recently completed a comprehensive study to determine the feasibility of collecting residential organic wastes on a larger scale. Maine Standard Biofuels is collecting oils and greases and producing biofuels that are being used in vehicles for some of Maine’s largest delivery fleets. Speakers representing these businesses and others will explore what is being done to address the top of the Waste Hierarchy pyramid: Reduction, Recycling, Reuse and Composting, with a specific focus on organics.

    Thank You to Our Sponsors

    Fall 2014 Student Sponsors

    • Thursday, December 18, 2014
    • 7:15 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Jewett Hall, SMCC, South Portland
    Ocean acidification is changing the chemistry of the ocean and is caused primarily by the buildup of carbon dioxide and reductions in pH and calcium carbonate in its waters. Runoff and river discharges, as well as changes in the climate are contributing to the problem. The Gulf of Maine is particularly susceptible and its bounty of shell-producing resources like lobster, clams, mussels and oysters are at risk. Maine is taking the lead to find solutions and a new state commission is studying ocean acidification and its environmental impact on shellfish and its economic impact on coastal economies. Speakers may include representatives from the Friends of Casco Bay, Gulf of Maine Research Institute, and Maine Ocean Acidification Commission.

    Thank you to our Sponsors

    Fall 2014 Student Sponsors

Past events

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Summer Networking Event at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Thursday, June 26, 2014 The Solid Waste Hierarchy: Waste-to-Energy & the Brighter Side of Landfills
Thursday, June 19, 2014 Navigating the Northeastern Cleantech Cluster Through Wind, Water & Woods
Thursday, June 05, 2014 Innovation Engineering Workshop
Thursday, May 22, 2014 Energy, Environmental & Economic Policy in an Election Year
Thursday, April 17, 2014 Take a Load Off: Distributed Generation and Microgrids
Monday, March 24, 2014 Cleantech Open Northeast: Maine Info Session & Networking
Thursday, March 20, 2014 Regional Electric Grid & Natural Gas Pipeline Infrastructure: Opportunities and Challenges
Thursday, February 27, 2014 Reinventing Maine's Pulp, Paper & Forest Products Industries
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 E2Tech Winter Networking Event
Thursday, January 16, 2014 Maine's Offshore Wind Project Update
Thursday, December 19, 2013 Brunswick Landing- Accelerating an Innovative & Renewable Future
Thursday, November 21, 2013 Modernization of Maine's Mining Rules & Development
Thursday, October 24, 2013 Maine's Petroleum Market-Economics, Technology & Transportation
Thursday, October 17, 2013 Cleantech Open Northeast
Thursday, October 17, 2013 Sustainable Bioplastics Council of Maine's Plants to Products Forum
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Maine's Environmental Policy Update
Friday, September 13, 2013 Perfect Pitch-Accelerating Success Workshop
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 Maine's New Energy Policy
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Sustainable Food Production in Maine: A Four-Course Primer
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 The Maine Drain: Stormwater Management Strategies and Solutions
Thursday, April 25, 2013 Climate Change Adaptation: The Maine Response to Planning, Economic, & Engineering Challenges
Thursday, March 21, 2013 Maine Energy & Environmental Policy: Priorities for the 126th Legislature
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Building & Growing the Clean Tech Sector
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 E2Tech Winter Networking Event
Thursday, January 17, 2013 The Friendly Shark Tank: Financial Resources for Businesses & Entrepreneurs
Thursday, December 13, 2012 In the Loop - Geothermal Energy in Maine's Homes & Businesses
Thursday, November 15, 2012 E2Tech Annual Meeting: Celebrating Member Success Stories
Thursday, October 25, 2012 Electric & Natural Gas Vehicles: Reducing Maine's Oil Dependence
Thursday, September 20, 2012 10th Anniversary Dinner
Thursday, September 13, 2012 U.S. Senate Candidate Debate
Thursday, June 21, 2012 June 21st Forum - Tidal Energy & Maine’s International Growth Opportunity
Thursday, June 07, 2012 E2Tech Networking Evening
Tuesday, June 05, 2012 21st Century Maine: Warmer, Wetter, Wilder
Thursday, May 17, 2012 May 17th Forum - Sustainable Buildings & Site Development Trends in Maine
Tuesday, April 10, 2012 April 10th Forum - UMAINE: Clean Tech Innovation Partner
Thursday, March 29, 2012 March 29th Networking Evening
Thursday, March 15, 2012 March 15th Forum - 2012 ME Environmental & Energy Policy (Augusta)
Thursday, February 16, 2012 Feb 16th Forum - E2Tech Myth Busters
Wednesday, February 08, 2012 Clean Tech Collaborative
Thursday, January 19, 2012 Jan 19th Forum - Financing Maine's Clean Tech Sector
Thursday, December 15, 2011 Dec 15th Forum - Efficiency Maine: A Track Record of Success & the Road Ahead
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Nov 15th - Building Maine's Clean Tech Corridor
Thursday, November 03, 2011 Nov 3rd Event - Explore Brunswick's Future Renewable Energy Center
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Oct 26th Forum - Maine's Evolving Wind Energy Resource
Thursday, October 20, 2011 Oct 20th Forum - Restoring Urban Impaired Streams in Maine
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