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The big debate

For many, 2012 will go be defined as a watershed year for the wind industry in North America – and yet we’ve still got a couple of months to go! With that in mind, we’ve brought together a roster of some of the finest minds in the industry, and pitched them a selection of challenging questions. Their answers are in equal parts engaging, illuminating, educating – and sometimes surprising.


Vincent DeVito, Corporate and Regulatory Attorney – International Practice – Bowditch & Dewey LLP. Board member of the Clean Energy Alliance

Shawn Lamb, Ecotech’s Wind Energy Technology Program Director

Rocky Sease, CEO, SOS Intl

Timothy Kemper, CPA, Head of Renewable Energy Practice, Reznick Group

Edward W. Zaelke, Co-Chair of the Global Project Finance Practice at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. Mr. Zaelke is also a founding board member of the American Wind Energy Foundation and the Chair of the AWEA Conference and Education Committee

Trey Goede, Chief Executive Officer, Affinity Wind, LLC

PES: Welcome to the magazine. Before we head into the main subjects of the day, can you tell us a little about your organization and how it serves the industry?
Vincent DeVito: Yes, thank you for the opportunity. I am a partner at the law firm of Bowditch & Dewey, LLP with an international energy practice based in Boston. I also spearhead the Institute for Energy and Sustainability based in Worcester, Massachusetts. The bulk of my corporate law work focuses on energy project development and I have had the opportunity to analyse such projects as Cape Wind and other developments across the United States from a business and legal perspective.

At the Institute for Energy and Sustainability, we focus on the economic benefits of clean technology in Central Massachusetts. We have uniquely development and astonishing partnership with our academic institution, such as Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Clark University, and Quinsigamond


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