2021 Annual Environment Conference Concludes


Day two of the Annual Environment Conference featured forward-thinking sessions including the new circular economy, electrifying transportation, implementing the CLCPA, and how hydrogen can be part of New York's decarbonization plans.  

The second day's events began with remarks from the Honorable Carrie Woerner (AD 113) on the implementation process of the state's new environmental mandates.

The following session, moderated by John Bartow of the Empire State Forest Products Association, was titled The New Circular Economy and discussed the Extended Producer Responsibility Act.

Before lunch, a panel on Electrifying Transportation was led by Adam Ruder of NYSERDA, while a discussion on implementing the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA) was led by Carl Mas of NYSERDA. 

Following the panels, a working lunch featured remarks from the Honorable Paul Tonko.  

The two-day event concluded with a panel on Brownfields, moderated by Ian Shavitz of Lippes Mathias LLP., and a discussion on how Hydrogen can be a part of the state's decarbonization strategy.

The Business Council would like to thank our sponsors for this successful event: Phillips Lytle LLP as the premier sponsor, National Fuel, American Chemistry Council, D&B Engineers and Architects, P.C., Harris Beach LLC, Lippes Mathias LLP., and National Grid. 

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