In 2015, the Massachusetts established the UMass Clean Energy Extension (CEE) to support state policies and programs to transition to a clean energy economy. CEE broadens the university extension programs historically rooted in agriculture but more recently applied to nutrition, clean water, and now clean energy. The seminar will provide an overview of CEE’s mission and highlight our activities supporting clean energy markets and applied research with students and faculty across many disciplines at the University.
Dwayne Breger was hired as the Director of the UMass Clean Energy Extension in 2015. Dwayne comes to UMass after 13 years as the Director of the Renewable Energy Division at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER). At DOER, he was responsible for the state Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), the development of the RPS solar carve-out and solar loan program, the advance of biomass energy policy, and served on the staff working group that designed the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Prior to DOER, he was an Assistant Professor in engineering at Lafayette College. Dwayne received his Ph.D. in Resource Economics from UMass Amherst and served as a Senior Research Associate in Mechanical Engineering. He received his B.S. degree in engineering from Swarthmore College, and an M.S. in technology and policy from MIT.