October 8th, 2021 at the Grappone Center
The Local Energy Solutions (LES) Conference is the event of the year for local energy champions, policymakers, municipal officials, town staff, regulators, and industry representatives. The event is hosted by Clean Energy NH and the LES Workgroup.
The LES Conference features the latest topics, best practices, & innovative ideas presented by leading experts. The event also includes best-of-the-best networking opportunities.
This year's Conference will feature a hybrid model, with remote attendee options
The LES Conference features content on renewable energy technology & policy, energy efficiency & net-zero, project management, siting, & financing, group net metering & community power, electric vehicles & beneficial electrification, community planning, cleantech, & more!
The LES Conference features 350+ attendees from across the Northeast, over 50 expert speakers & presenters, and dozens of top-notch sponsors & exhibitors.
Local Students, Local Energy Solutions
Webinar. October 7th, 11am.
Students at Hanover High School have developed a climate action plan: a roadmap for how to reduce their school's admissions greenhouse gas emissions by 77 percent by 2050.
This was a student-led initiative, and is the first of its kind for a high school in the entire United States. In this session, the students and their advisors will discuss how the plan was imagined and brought to fruition, and how it continues to evolve today. Attendees will come away with practical lessons for how to replicate Hanover's success at their own school.
Attendance to this session and virtual attendance to the entire Local Energy Solutions conference is free to current High School Students.
Elizabeth Wilson of the Irving Institute for Energy and Society
Energy laws and regulations are not created in a vacuum. Changing technology informs policy-making, policy-making can affect the roll out of new technologies, and institutions designed around technologies can catalyze or calcify technological change. This is the realm of "sociotechnical systems."
Elizabeth Wilson studies how energy and environmental policies and law are implemented in practice, how institutions support and thwart energy system transitions, and how those institutions evolve over time. How is it that ideas we deemed impossible 20 years ago are now common practice, and we still struggle to implement ideas that seem so commonsense?