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Barriers to Regional Decarbonization

The LWVMA Environmental Action and Advocacy Committee hosted a webinar, Barriers to Regional Decarbonization, on Wednesday, March 23 at 4pm Eastern Time.  

Regional cooperation is essential to meeting our clean energy goals. The road to decarbonization faces challenges from long-established regional rules that favor fossil fuel interests and stand in the way of clean energy. Learn who is in charge of these regional practices, what their impact is, and how we can meet these challenges. Our speaker is Melissa Birchard, Regulatory Attorney for Power Grid Reform, Acadia Center. Co-hosted by League of Women Voters of Massachusetts and Elders Climate Action. To watch the webinar and see the speaker’s slides visit the EAAC webinars page.

Our Speaker

Melissa E. Birchard (she/her/hers)
Senior Regulatory Attorney for Power Grid Reform, Acadia Center

Melissa’s work focuses on accelerating the development and integration of clean energy and building a clean electric power grid, including regional power grid reforms at ISO-New England (ISO-NE), matters at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), and related state and regional policies to decarbonize the grid. Melissa holds a JD from Georgetown Law Center, an MA in Asian Languages and Culture from UCLA, and graduated magna cum laude from Bryn Mawr with a major in East Asian Studies.