Cross-border energy conference set for Boston

The New England-Canada Business Council (NECBC) will hold its 21st Annual Energy Trade and Technology Conference on Thursday – Friday, November 7-8, at the Seaport Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts.

Among the timely topics that the conference will address are the Keystone XL oil pipeline and cross-border siting issues, proposed hydro and wind electricity projects for the New England market, and the fast-moving and often controversial development of shale gas and shale oil and how that is causing upheavals in energy markets and energy prices.

Major speakers include:

•Alex Pourbaix, President, Energy and Oil Pipelines, TransCanada Corp.;

•Paul Gaynor, CEO, First Wind;

•Thomas Welch, Chairman, Maine Public Utilities Commission;

•Ed Martin, President & CEO, Nalcor Energy of Newfoundland;

•Gary Long, President, New Hampshire Renewable Energy Policy Development, Northeast Utilities;

•Stephen Molodetz, Vice President, Business Development, Hydro-Quebec US;

•and additional high-ranking panelists from the energy, university, and government sectors.

The program with details on speakers and sessions is available on the NECBC web site at