Press Release

Welch Addresses New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners, Calls for Continued Support for Clean Energy

May 23, 2023

Stowe, VT – Senator Peter Welch (D-VT) today addressed the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners (NECPUC) in Stowe, Vermont and called for continued support for clean energy and decarbonization efforts nationwide. His remarks to NECPUC addressed the important work ahead on the 2023 Farm Bill to secure funding for initiatives to lower costs, advance clean energy, and support the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act and Infrastructure, Investment, and Jobs Act. 

“Our energy system is in an exciting period of transition, moving towards clean energy that can help us create jobs, protect our air and water, and fight climate change. The folks at NECPUC play a critical role in those efforts,” said Sen. Welch. “I’m excited to work alongside public utilities in Vermont and across New England to expand access to affordable clean energy and support innovation in the energy sector.”  

As chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee’s Rural Development and Energy Subcommittee, Welch plays a pivotal role in advancing clean energy, energy efficiency, and broadband deployment in the upcoming Farm Bill. NECPUC is a non-profit corporation that brings together public utilities commissions across New England to address challenges in the electricity, telecommunications, and water industries. Their annual conference featured remarks from Sen. Welch, Shalanda H. Baker, Director of the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy, and Maria Robinson, Director, Grid Deployment Office, U.S. Department of Energy.  

For more on NECPUC’s annual symposium, please click here.