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Dwayne Breger

Dwayne Breger
Director, Clean Energy Extension; Extension Professor, Environmental Conservation
Renewable energy and energy efficiency
(413) 545-8512
Environmental Conservation Dept.
209 Agricultural Engineering Building
University of Massachusetts
250 Natural Resources Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9295

Dwayne was hired as the Director of the UMass Clean Energy Extension in 2015.  Dwayne comes to UMass after 13 years as the Director of the Renewable Energy Division at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER). At DOER, he was responsible for the state Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), the development of the RPS solar carve-out and solar loan program, the advance of biomass energy policy, and served on the staff working group that designed the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.  Prior to DOER, he was an Assistant Professor in engineering at Lafayette College.  Dwayne returns to the UMass campus where he received his Ph.D. in Resource Economics and served as a Senior Research Associate in Mechanical Engineering between 1988 and 1994.  Dwayne received his B.S. degree in engineering from Swarthmore College, and an M.S. in technology and policy from MIT.  At UMass, Dwayne also holds an Extension Professor position in the Department of Environmental Conservation.