Mar 28 2012
From Marketing Director Geoffrey Finger:
Barbara Kates-Garnick, Undersecretary for Energy of the state of Massachusets, will be delivering a keynote at TEC 2012. Energy Undersecretary Barbara Kates-Garnick’s experience has spanned public and private arenas in the energy, regulatory and public policy sectors.
Kates-Garnick was appointed by Governor Deval Patrick after serving several years as an independent consultant in academia and private business. Most recently, she advised the Polytechnic Institute of New York University on issues related to urban systems, clean technology, energy policy and entrepreneurship.
Her previous energy positions with the Commonwealth include serving as a former Department of Public Utilities (DPU) commissioner and member of the Energy Facilities Siting Board, and as a DPU director responsible for developing Massachusetts’ first natural gas deregulation policy.
Kates-Garnick’s private sector achievements include serving as an officer at KeySpan where, as corporate affairs vice president, she developed energy policy strategy and directed the governmental communications and community relations teams.
Kates-Garnick earned her PhD at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and an undergraduate degree in political science at Bryn Mawr College.
Kates-Garnick will be giving the closing keynote for TEC 2012.
Two additional keynotes will be delivered. Kevin Book, Managing Director at ClearView Energy Parters, will open the conference with a keynote speech titled “Greening up in the ‘Golden’ age of Gas.”
Dr. El-Ashry, senior fellow at the UN Foundation, will deliver a keynote titled “Renewable Energy for Sustainable Development.”
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