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

    • Wednesday, February 24, 2016
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Pierce Atwood, Merrill's Wharf, 254 Commercial Street, Portland

    Winter Waterfront Networking Reception

    Join us for food, drinks, and networking 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. 

    The Environmental & Energy Law Society (EELS) and the Environmental & Energy Technology Council of Maine (E2Tech) are pleased to host this winter networking event and introduce attendees to legal and business professionals who work in these fields. 

    Prior to the reception, we will have brief comments provided by:

    • Peggy Bensinger, Assistant Attorney General - Office of the Maine Attorney General (public sector)
    • Sean Mahoney, Executive Vice President-Conservation Law Foundation (non-profit sector)
    • Brian Rayback,Partner - Pierce Atwood (private sector)

    • Thursday, March 24, 2016
    • 7:15 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Congregation Bet Ha'am, 81 Westbrook Street, South Portland

    Don't Make a Scene, Man! 
    Scenic Impacts of Development

    The Maine Judicial Supreme Court scuttled a $100 million wind project planned for Penobscot County, with 16 wind turbines generating 48 megawatts of electricity, because it was found to impinge on scenic views from nine nearby lakes. Around the same time, Portland, Maine voters decisively rejected a controversial ordinance meant to protect scenic views of Casco Bay threatened by intruding building developments.

    What do these decisions have in common? Both involved projects with significant economic development potential for local communities. Both involved well-funded campaigns that brought often-adversarial groups together to support or defeat development initiatives. And both were based on wildly divergent – and often subjective – assessments of impacts on scenic views.

    This forum takes a look at state and local policies, practices, and methodologies to evaluate the visual impacts associated with wind, road, building, and other types of development projects. Public acceptance and confidence in development policies are likely to be enhanced when there is clear guidance for developers, planners, and regulatory decision makers as well as protection of important scenic and cultural resources. But, policies vary widely based on jurisdiction (e.g., state v. local), regulatory framework, size of projects, economics, and other considerations.

    Welcome to a science-based forum on a subjective issue!

    Stay posted- speakers will be announced soon.

    Thank you to our Sponsors!

    • Thursday, April 14, 2016
    • 7:15 AM - 10:00 AM
    • TBD

    Endangered Species & Wildlife Protection- Are You On the List? 

    The northern long-eared bat is just one of a growing number of wildlife and plants now protected under the Endangered Species Act, triggering a number of regulatory and project permitting requirements and expenditures. If the species continues to decline and becomes endangered, development in some of the bats’ range may be endangered as well.

    What are the effects of listing endangered and threatened species on future development and industry, particularly energy development (wind, transmission) and the forest products industry? What innovative ways exist to manage and protect wildlife while maintaining sustainable economic development? What help is available for developers to assess their projects and determine how listings will affect their project budgets and timetables? What other listings are on the horizon?

    Stay tuned, speakers and location will be announced shortly.

    Thank you to our sponsors!

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Past events

Wednesday, February 03, 2016 Solar Energy in Maine- Where the Sun Does Shine!
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 Any Fin is Possible - Scaling Up Maine's Aquaculture Industry: E2Tech Forum & Holiday Reception
Thursday, November 19, 2015 E2Tech 2015 Annual Meeting & Forum: Risky Business: Floods, Fatalities, and Fear
Thursday, October 01, 2015 E2Tech Expo
Wednesday, September 09, 2015 "And" Then... Environmental & Energy Legislative Update 2015
Thursday, July 09, 2015 State of the Environment – Maine DEP Commissioner & Bureau Chiefs
Thursday, June 18, 2015 Energy Storage: Saving for a (Renewable) Rainy Day
Friday, June 12, 2015 Wicked Cool Networking Mixer at Wicked Joe Coffee
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Branching Out: The Future of the Forestry Industry + Biobased Maine
Thursday, April 30, 2015 "Current" Events in Stormwater
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Renewable Energy Incentives: Investment or Entitlement?
Monday, March 16, 2015 Cleantech Open 2015 launches in Maine
Thursday, February 26, 2015 Hydropower: A Dam Good Forum
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Portland Greendrinks
Wednesday, February 04, 2015 Free Webinar: Opportunities in Mexico for Maine Environmental and Energy Companies
Friday, January 23, 2015 Worker Training & Internship Briefing
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Maine's Energy Policy 2015
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Holiday Networking Event
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Ocean Acidification Forum
Friday, December 12, 2014 Innovation Engineering Workshop
Thursday, November 20, 2014 E2Tech Annual Meeting - Extreme Makeover: Environmental Remediation Edition
Thursday, October 16, 2014 Organics & Residuals Separation and Processing in the Solid Waste Stream
Friday, September 12, 2014 Heat of the Moment: Plans from State Officials, Energy Companies, and Maine's Next Governor
Thursday, September 04, 2014 Energy, Cleantech, & the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
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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