Senior Consultant and General Counsel, Meister Consultants Group
Chad Laurent, Esq. specializes in renewable energy law and policy, sustainable business strategies, and renewable energy project development. He currently manages MCG’s work with the U.S. Department of Energy providing technical assistance and outreach consulting for the SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership (SolarOPs), the Rooftop Solar Challenge II (Solar Ready II), and the SolSmart national community designation program. In this capacity he presents at national conferences on the topic of creating solar opportunities within local communities. Mr. Laurent has consulted to the United National Environment Programme, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the World Bank, DB Climate Change Advisors, the Mass. Dept. of Energy Resources, and the SEMI PV Group among other clients. Prior to attending law school, he was the Manager of Renewable Energy Programs for the Massachusetts Energy Consumers’ Alliance. He holds a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School where he was a Rappaport Honors Fellow in Law and Public Policy, and a B.S. from the University of Michigan in Environmental Policy & Behavior and Natural Resource Ecology & Management.