NECEC’s 14th Annual Green Future Gala

Thursday, October 26, 2023 | Westin Copley in Boston


Our 2023 Green Future Gala will focus on Building the Climate Economy. Because the work of decarbonization is taking over as the engine for the entire commercial sector, our tent has grown bigger than ever, and that means there are whole new ways to do business.

NECEC has convened key figures, built relationships and accelerated startups to help take clean energy from a fond wish to the keystone for the coming decades of our economy. And we are centering diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in our work to make sure the economic and environmental benefits of a cleaner world reach everyone. This must be a movement of the many, by the many, for all. Expect to meet a whole new cross-section of people who very well might be the most important connections you make this year!

NECEC's Green Future Gala will showcase the people and technologies that are building a cleaner, more resilient future. Our ecosystem is growing, as is the positive impact of the work our members and partners are doing. We will spend the night spotlighting how we build a better future together.

If you are interested in sponsoring the 14th Annual Green Future Gala, please reach out to us at for details.

Dress Formal with a splash of green


5:00-6:00 PM - VIP Reception

5:00-6:00 PM – General Reception

6:00-8:30 PM - Dinner and Speaking Program

  • Fireside chat: Senator Ed Markey and Massachusetts Climate Chief Melissa Hoffer with Jim Braude
  • Video message from Senator Elizabeth Warren
  • Presentation of NECEC annual awards

8:30-10:30PM - After event reception with live band featuring NECEC President Joe Curtatone and dance party



2023 Green Future Gala Program

Read all about the 2023 Green Future Gala headlined by Senator Ed Markey and Massachusetts Climate Chief Melissa Hoffer, and about the dozens sponsors for the event.

See the full program here

NECEC's 2023 Green Future Gala: Video Highlights

If you weren't able to attend the 2023 NECEC Green Future Gala, or if you'd like to watch some of the big moments from the event again, this is a video library from the event. The videos also can be watched at our YouTube page.

Fireside Chat with Sen. Ed Markey and MA Climate Chief Melissa Hoffer

Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey and MA Climate Chief Melissa Hoffer sit down with WGBH Radio host Jim Braude at the 2023 Northeast Clean Energy Council's Green Future Gala to discuss how a climate economy is forming around clean energy and widespread decarbonization. They talked about the groundbreaking Inflation Reduction Act along with critical climate action being taken by states in the Northeast.

2023 Clean Energy Company of the Year: Vineyard Wind

Vineyard Wind takes home NECEC's 2023 Clean Energy Company of the Year for becoming the first commercial offshore wind farm in the United States. Klaus Skoust Møller, CEO of Vineyard Wind, and Ken Kimmell, VP for Offshore Wind Development at Avangrid, accepted the award.

Special Recognition for 2022 Clean Energy Company of the Year Winner Solstice Power Technologies

At its 2023 Green Future Gala, NECEC gave a special recognition to its 2022 Clean Energy Company of the Year Award winner Solstice Power Technologies.

Community Impact Champion: BlocPower

At its 2023 Green Future Gala, NECEC debuted a new Community Impact Champion Award to honor a company whose work in clean energy is making a tangible difference in lower income communities. BlocPower took home the inaugural award.

Emerging Companies of the Year: Boston Metal and Sublime Systems

Two winners shared the honors of being the 2023 NECEC Emerging Company of the Year: Boston Metal, which is producing decarbonized steel, and Sublime Systems, which is producing decarbonized concrete. Together they stand at the forefront of a revolution in the building construction industry.

Startup Supporter of the Year: SeaAhead

Taking home NECEC's 2023 Startup Supporter of the Year Award was SeaAhead, which fosters ocean-related startup companies, many with a focus on decarbonization.

Environmental Justice Achievement Award: Leticia Colon de Mejias

At its 2023 Green Future Gala, NECEC gave a special Environmental Justice Achievement Award to Leticia Colon de Mejias, who is the Executive Director of Connecticut-based Efficiency For All, which raises awareness on the value of energy efficiency to our economy, environment, energy stability and our health. She has been a clarion voice in the Nutmeg State that the only successful transition to clean energy will be a just transition to clean energy. Accepting this award on her behalf was Gabriel Difelici, Efficiency For All’s Mental Health Coordinator and Assistant to Ms. Colon de Mejías.

Partnership of the Year: Resilient Urban Neighborhoods and the Green Justice Coalition

Taking home NECEC's 2023 Partnership of the Year were the organizations involved in building microgrids in Chelsea, Mass. and the Chinatown section of Boston. These projects are adding climate resiliency while also fostering the adoption of clean energy in lower income communities.