Steven Goldenberg To Speak at U.S. Department of Energy’s Dialogue Regarding Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power InitiativesMarch 7, 2013 – Press Releases
Steven S. Goldenberg, partner and co-chair of the Energy and Public Utilities Practice at Fox Rothschild LLP, will speak at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power Dialogue Meeting on March 13.
The meeting will focus on developing and implementing state best practice policies and investment models that address the multiple barriers to greater investment in industrial energy efficiency and combined heat and power.
Goldenberg, who is Chief Counsel to the New Jersey Large Energy User Coalition and represents a number of leading cogeneration developers, will join other industry leaders for the session, “Current Barriers and Drivers for More investment in Industrial Energy Efficiency and Combined Heat and Power.”
In his legal practice, Goldenberg focuses on public utility law with a particular emphasis on energy regulatory matters. He represents large end-use customers, marketers of electricity and natural gas, energy service companies and independent power producers in utility rate and merger proceedings and in regulatory matters convened by the BPU regarding the state’s electric and natural gas industries.
Goldenberg is actively involved in the development and implementation of the State’s energy policies. He served as energy advisor to the Christie gubernatorial campaign and transition team. He recently served as Chair of the Administration’s Energy Master Plan Task Force on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, whose purpose was to formulate policy regarding the future funding, administration and implementation of the State’s renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, which are a cornerstone of Governor Christie’s energy policies
Goldenberg is the founder of the New Jersey Large Energy Users Coalition, which is comprised of pharmaceutical companies, major manufacturers and large commercial customers, and actively addresses energy issues before the BPU and in Trenton on its behalf. He is also currently assisting a major energy service company in its efforts to pursue performance-based energy efficiency and renewables projects with state and municipal governmental entities.
Goldenberg is also a registered Governmental Affairs Agent (lobbyist) on behalf of a variety of clients that conduct business in or with the State of New Jersey. His government affairs practice focuses primarily on energy and government procurement issues. He has been involved with significant procurements by the State of New Jersey, including the privatization of the state's automobile inspection system and energy efficiency, conservation and renewable energy initiatives. He is the author of New Jersey’s District Energy Law, recent amendments to the Energy Savings Improvement Projects Law, and a proposed Governmental Energy Reliability and Savings Public Private Partnership Law that is now pending in the New Jersey Legislature.
Goldenberg formerly served as Special Counsel to the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and the Department of Environmental Protection and Energy. He was also legal counsel to then–BPU President Christine Todd Whitman, former Governor of New Jersey. He is also the recipient of the 2009 President’s Award from the National Association of Office and Industrial Parks (NAIOP) New Jersey for service as a founding member of its Energy Master Plan Task Force.
Goldenberg received his J.D. in 1980 from Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law; his Masters in Public Administration in 1976 from New York University; and his B.A. from The State University of New York in 1974.