Who Likes a Challenge Better than a Chamber CEO?

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In Massachusetts, 11 local chambers immediately signed up for a new Chamber Solar Challenge as soon Chris Cooney, President and CEO of the Metro South Chamber, announced it at the annual Massachusetts Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (MACCE) meeting last month.

Many more chambers across the Commonwealth are expected to join the challenge this month.

Here’s how it works: The local chamber with the most businesses signed up to install solar by January 31, 2017 wins the challenge! There is significant non-dues revenue associated with the challenge and prizes. Read more about it here.

MACCE also served up a great energy panel that featured Commissioner Judith Judson of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and was moderated by the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Stuart Loosemore. General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy.

Peter Rothstein, President of the Northeast Clean Energy Council, and Carolyn O’Connor, Director of External Affairs for Hydro-Québec, also joined the conversation—briefing chambers on solar net metering, grid modernization, and Massachusetts’ plan to increase the amount of renewables in the state’s energy mix.