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E2Tech Forum- Election 2016: Energy, Environment, & the Economy

By Jeff Marks on Sept. 07, 2016, at 12:54 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Hannaford Hall, USM, 88 Bedford Street, Portland , Maine For more information: e2tech.org/event-2312008 Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton is a strong proponent of climate change action. Republican Donald Trump has said, “I’m not a big believer in man-made climate change.” …
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E2Tech Summer Networking Reception

By Jeff Marks on July 18, 2016, at 2:11 p.m.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Verrill Dana Courtyard, One Portland Square, Portland, Maine For more information: e2tech.org/event-2283673 Join us outside for local food, drinks, music, and networking with Maine’s business, government, and non-profit leaders. We will also be teaming with the Maine International Trade Center …
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E2Tech Forum & Spring Networking Reception: Sustainability in Maine’s Tourism Industry- We’ll Shut the Lights Off For You!

By Jeff Marks on May 10, 2016, at 2:05 p.m.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: O’Maine Studios, 54 Danforth Street, Portland, Maine For more information: e2tech.org/event-2222530 4:00 – 5:30 pm: ForumStory continues below advertisement. 5:30- 7:30 pm: Spring Networking Reception Tourism revenue in Maine reached a record $5.65 billion in 2015, a 3.2 increase over …
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E2Tech Forum: She Blinded Me With Science! The Role of Science in Public Policy

By Jeff Marks on April 15, 2016, at 1:24 p.m.
Thursday, May 19, 2016 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook Street, South Portland, Maine For more information: e2tech.org/event-2120165 “We live in an age when all manner of scientific knowledge- from climate change to vaccinations- faces furious opposition. Some even have doubts about the moon landing.”Story …
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E2Tech Forum: Endangered Species & Wildlife Protection- “Taking” Care of Business

By Jeff Marks on March 18, 2016, at 9:25 a.m.
Thursday, April 14, 2016 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook Street, South Portland, Maine For more information: e2tech.org/event-2166517 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 …
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Don’t Make a Scene, Man! Scenic Impacts of Development

By Jeff Marks on Feb. 19, 2016, at 3:04 p.m.
Thursday, March 24, 2016 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Congregation Bet Ha’am, 81 Westbrook Street, South Portland, Maine For more information: e2tech.org/event-2120201 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 …
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New England Clean Energy Procurement Project Proposals

By Jeff Marks on Feb. 18, 2016, at 10:22 a.m.
Friday, March 11, 2016 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Maple Hill Farm Inn and Conference Center, 11 Inn Road, Hallowell, Maine For more information: e2tech.org/event-2174353 A consortium of New England states and electric utilities issued a joint RFP to identify projects that will advance the clean energy goals of …
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E2Tech Feb. Forum: Solar Energy in Maine- Where the Sun Does Shine!

By Jeff Marks on Jan. 06, 2016, at 1:38 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Maple Hill Farm, 11 Inn Road, Hallowell, Maine For more information: e2tech.org/event-2120070 Solar Energy in Maine- Where the Sun Does Shine!Story continues below advertisement. Maine receives roughly 20% more annual sunshine than Germany, the world leader in solar energy installations. …
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Any Fin is Possible – Scaling Up Maine’s Aquaculture Industry: E2Tech Forum & Holiday Reception

By Jeff Marks on Nov. 28, 2015, at 1:16 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Location: Gulf of Maine Research Institute, 350 Commercial Street, Portland, Maine For more information: e2tech.org/event-2096471 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Aquaculture ForumStory continues below advertisement. 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Holiday Networking Reception Maine is known world-wide for its lobster and fishing industry, …
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E2Tech 2015 Annual Meeting & Forum: Risky Business: Floods, Fatalities, and Fear

By Jeff Marks on Nov. 02, 2015, at 4:13 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Wishcamper Center, USM, 34 Bedford Street, Portland, Maine For more information: e2tech.org/event-2069427 7:15 – 8:00 a.m. – Networking BreakfastStory continues below advertisement. 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. – Annual Meeting 8:15 – 10:00 a.m. – Panel Discussion How do we address …
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Inaugural E2Tech Expo 2015 Featuring Energy & Environmental Leaders!

By Jeff Marks on Sept. 24, 2015, at 10:49 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, USM, 88 Bedford Street, Portland, Maine For more information: 207-650-4081; e2tech.org/expo2015 Inaugural E2Tech Expo 2015 Featuring Energy & Environmental Leaders!Story continues below advertisement. Executive Keynotes from Fortune 50 Company & Venture Capital Firm; First-ever “E2Tech Talks” …
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E2Tech Expo 2015

By Jeff Marks on Sept. 15, 2015, at 1:55 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Location: Hannaford Hall, Abromson Center, USM, 88 Bedford Street, Portland, Maine For more information: e2tech.org/event-1991088 Join our daylong summit on Maine’s energy, environmental, and cleantech business sector:Story continues below advertisement. -Join 250 top national, regional and state business, government, educational, and …
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“And” Then… Environmental & Energy Legislative Update 2015

By Jeff Marks on Aug. 06, 2015, at 10:32 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015 7:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. Location: Hannaford Lecture Hall, Abromson Center, USM, 88 Bedford Street, Portland, Maine For more information: e2tech.org/event-1993218 In 2015, the Maine Legislature considered a diverse portfolio of energy and environmental bills related to energy efficiency, solar energy, wind permitting, land conservation, water …
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Energy Storage: Saving for a (Renewable) Rainy Day

By Jeff Marks on May 20, 2015, at 1:42 p.m.
Thursday, June 18, 2015 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Location: Talbot Lecture Hall, Luther Bonney, USM, 85 Bedford Street, Portland, Portland, Maine For more information: e2tech.org/event-1929867 The case for increased renewable generation may rest on growth in the distributed and grid-scale energy storage markets and solutions to the intermittency of …
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Wicked Cool Networking Mixer at Wicked Joe Coffee

By Jeff Marks on May 20, 2015, at 12:37 p.m.
Friday, June 12, 2015 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Location: Wicked Joe, 35 Canam Drive, Topsham, Maine For more information: e2tech.org/event-1944201 Join E2Tech and Wicked Joe for food, drinks, specialty coffee cocktails, roasting demonstrations, live music, networking, and tours of Wicked Joe’s new roasting warehouse! The 25,000 square-foot facility is …
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State of the Environment – Maine DEP Commissioner & Bureau Chiefs

By Jeff Marks on May 05, 2015, at 2:28 p.m.
Thursday, July 9, 2015 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Maple Hill Farm Conference Center, 11 Inn Road, Hallowell, Maine For more information: e2tech.org/event-1928872 E2Tech is inviting Maine’s Air, Land, Water, and Waste leaders from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection to give us the “State of the Environment” in …
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Branching Out: The Future of the Forestry Industry + Biobased Maine

By Jeff Marks on May 05, 2015, at 2:07 p.m.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 7:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Holiday Inn By The Bay, 88 Spring Street, Portland, Maine For more information: e2tech.org Please join us for this special two-panel event: Story continues below advertisement. Branching Out: The Future of the Forestry Industry Biobased Maine: Advancing Biobased Manufacturing for …
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“Current” Events in Stormwater

By Jeff Marks on April 09, 2015, at 1:15 p.m.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 7:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Location: Texas Instrument, 52 Jetport Plaza Road, South Portland, Maine For more information: e2tech.org/event-1903654 Public works directors and managers in Maine’s 30 Small Municipal Separate Stormwater Sewer System (Small MS4) municipalities, the Maine Turnpike Authority, the Maine Department of Transportation and …
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Renewable Energy Subsidies: Investment or Entitlement?

By Jeff Marks on Feb. 18, 2015, at 12:42 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Location: Governor Hill Mansion, 136 State Street, Augusta, Maine For more information: e2tech.org/event-1815671 E2Tech has invited government, academic, and business leaders to discuss energy policy issues and potential legislation, including those proposals, programs, and actions that will be critical to Maine’s …
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Renewable Energy Subsidies: Investment or Entitlement?

By Jeff Marks on Feb. 03, 2015, at 1:42 p.m.
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Location: Governor Hill Mansion, 136 State Street, Augusta, Maine For more information: e2tech.org/event-1815671 Maine has one of the strongest renewable portfolio standards in the country, requiring 40 percent of total electric supply to come from renewable energy sources by 2017 (with …