Policy & Community Engagement

Session Title

Permitting & Policy

Biochar Conference Niebling 10 14 2013.pdf (2243 kB)
Charles Niebling presentation

Biochar symosium.breger 10.13.pdf (491 kB)
Dwayne Breger presentation

Marc Wolman biochar air policy.key (5325 kB)
Marc Wolman presentation

Location

CC 165

Start Date

14-10-2013 10:00 AM

End Date

14-10-2013 11:20 AM

Session Description

Dwayne Breger will present on Massachusetts current policies, programs and regulations associated with the use of biomass from the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs office perspective.

Marc Wolman will discuss MassDEP’s role in permitting biomass systems in MA.

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Charles Niebling

Dwayne Breger is the Director of the Renewable and Alternative Energy Division at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER). His Division is responsible for the implementation of the state's Renewable Energy Portfolio Standards, and policy and programs related specifically to solar, wind and biomass energy, combined heat and power, and alternative transportation. At DOER, Dwayne has led the development of the state’s Solar Carve-Out program, analysis and rulemaking on biomass energy, and the original development of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI). Dwayne has been actively engaged with renewable energy for over 30 years. Prior to joining DOER in 2002, he served as a research associate at UMass Amherst, as a U.S. participant in the International Energy Agency, an AAAS/EPA Environmental Fellow, and as a faculty member Lafayette College. He holds degrees from Swarthmore College (BS, Engineering), MIT (MS, Technology and Policy), and UMass Amherst (PhD, Resource Economics).

Marc Wolman, P.E, is Branch Chief for Facility Regulations and Permits in MassDEP's Air Pollution Control Program, Boston headquarters.

The Branch supports the permitting activities among the four regional office air permit sections, provides liaison with USEPA Region 1, manages several statewide compliance certification programs, and shepherds new and amended regulations through the public participation process. Mr Wolman received his undergraduate and graduate engineering education at Northeastern University and has over 30 years of experience in air pollution control, permitting and regulatory compliance.

 
Oct 14th, 10:00 AM Oct 14th, 11:20 AM

Permitting & Policy

CC 165

Dwayne Breger will present on Massachusetts current policies, programs and regulations associated with the use of biomass from the Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs office perspective.

Marc Wolman will discuss MassDEP’s role in permitting biomass systems in MA.