Lawrence Mott speaks on the current status of large scale wind and solar projects, technology, and policy here and abroad
Portland’s Sustainability Series:
Leading conversations on Maine’s changing climate
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About the Series:
Sustainability (from sustain and ability) is the endurance of systems and processes through time. The Portland Sustainability Series presents a diversity of speakers to share different aspects of the work moving Maine to greater endurance and sustainability. Please support the Portland Public Library and the Southern Maine Conservation Collaborative as they inform the public on these important issues.
Lawrence Mott, discussed the current global, regional and local activities in renewables, bringing his thirty-three years in the renewable energy industry and current involvement in wind and solar projects, onshore, offshore from Mongolia to Texas.
Mott’s presentation offered insight, examples and consideration of politics, the Trump administration’s impacts in our energy portfolio and overall policy, technology and how it is competing with conventional generation worldwide. Discussion and Q & A are encouraged.
About the Speaker
Lawrence H. Mott has been in the renewable energy industry over thirty three years; currently as the Americas Operations Director at SgurrEnergy Inc. in Portland, Maine office, focusing on company management, diligence and engineering solutions worldwide. Previous roles include; Principal of New Generation Partners L3C a renewable energy project developer, Senior Projects Manager for US based wind developer First Wind, and Technical Director at Northern Power Systems; a wind turbine and power systems manufacturer. Past board member of the American Wind Energy Association, and Chairman of Renewable Energy Vermont a renewable trade association for seven years, he has been active in technology development, project development and leading energy policy including feed in tariffs, net metering, and tax credits. He holds degrees in Engineering and Business from University of Vermont.