MCEC Legislative Reception

Maryland continues to set ambitious targets to reach Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) goals. Decoding decarbonization will be a critical step for state, local communities, and business leaders to develop successful strategies and partnerships for success.

Decoding Decarbonization: 2024 MCEC Legislative Reception

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2024

2024 MCEC Legislative Reception

Maryland Legislative Session Highlights - Featured Speakers

Legislators face challenges to meet climate change mitigation goals and targets set under the Climate Solutions Now Act 2022. Guest speakers will share updates on legislative priorities and plans for collaboration between agencies, stakeholders, and utilities to meet state goals.

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Brooke Lierman

Comptroller
Maryland
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Sen. Brian Feldman

Chair, Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
District 15
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Sen. Benjamin Brooks Sr.

Senate Education, Energy, and the Environment Committee
District 10
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Del. Marc Korman

Chair, House Environment & Transportation Committee
District 16
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Del. Lorig Charkoudian

House Economic Matters Committee
District 20
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Del. David Fraser-Hidalgo

House Economic Matters Committee
District 15
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Del. Joe Vogel

District 17

Maryland Department Report Overviews & Industry Spotlights - Featured Speakers

The Climate Solutions Now Act of 2022 mandated numerous reports due to the Maryland General Assembly in December 2023. Maryland department representatives will share key report findings that may influence legislation during this session.

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Serena McIlwain

Secretary
Maryland Department of the Environment
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Paul Pinsky

Director
Maryland Energy Administration
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Deron Lovaas

Chief, Environment and Sustainable Transportation
MDOT
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Nicola Tran

Director, Housing and Building Energy Programs
Department of Housing and Community Development

Special Guests

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Kumar Barve

Commissioner
Maryland Public Service Commission
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Tracey Anderson

Senior Director Global Real Estate & Supply Chain Sustainability
Sysco Corporation
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Carrie Stockwell

Director of Corporate Relations
Constellation Energy
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Dr. Salvo Vitale

General Counsel & Director
US Wind Inc.
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Wade Haerle

Director
Maryland Energy Innovation Accelerator

Special Thanks to Our 2024 Event Sponsors

Sponsorships support MCEC Policy Watch activities and related initiatives.