Chad Laurent specializes in renewable energy law and policy, sustainable business strategies, and renewable energy project development. He is a nationally recognized expert in renewable energy market development strategies.
Prior to joining Cadmus, Chad was Vice President and General Counsel at Meister Consultants Group, where he oversaw the firm’s contracting, legal, and financial operations, and supported corporate-wide strategic planning, and business development. Since 2010, he has overseen multiple U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technology Office projects on behalf of MCG and Cadmus. He frequently works with corporate, university, nonprofit, and municipal clients to develop 100 percent renewable, net-zero, renewable energy supply, and procurement strategies. Chad has developed international power purchase agreement toolkits and procurement policies and is an on-call legal and policy expert for the Clean Energy Solutions Center. He has provided legal and policy consultation on national renewable energy programs from Azerbaijan to Vietnam, and also contributed to a study on the legal ability of U.S. states to set feed-in tariff rates for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Chad holds a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School, where he was a Rappaport Honors Fellow in law and public policy (in collaboration with the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at Harvard University), and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Environmental Policy & Behavior and Natural Resource Ecology and Management. He is a professionally trained mediator, and is admitted to the Massachusetts Bar.