Gregg Freeman first came to VLS for the Master of Environmental Law and Policy in 2012. Following this first degree, he relocated to Boston and worked for two nonprofits, Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships and Northeast Clean Energy Council, where he handled energy efficiency and renewable energy policy. Gregg then returned to VLS for his Juris Doctor and an Energy Certificate, graduating in May 2016.
During his time at VLS, Gregg was a research associate at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, a student clinician at the Energy Clinic, an editor for the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law, and a student ambassador. Also, Gregg was a student clinician with the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic. While at the ENRLC, he worked on cases involving the Endangered Species Act, National Environmental Policy Act, and the Administrative Procedures Act. His work product spanned research into the substantive law, fact and record analysis, and contributing to a motion for summary judgment submitted in the First Circuit. Gregg came to the ENRLC because he wanted to gain experience in environmental litigation. The clinic surpassed his expectations by giving him the opportunity to work alongside leaders in the environmental field, strengthening his legal research, analysis, and writing skills, giving him insight into successful strategies used during litigation, and providing him with an understanding of the law that is difficult to obtain in the classroom.
Following graduation, Gregg went to work at Aegis Renewable Energy in Waitsfield, Vermont. He is currently their permitting and regulatory compliance manager. His role includes overseeing the permitting for commercial solar and wind systems, ensuring that all projects comply with applicable rules and regulations, reviewing and drafting agreements, and advising staff and clients on future state/federal policy and regulatory changes. Gregg hopes to continue developing his career at Aegis one day as in-house counsel. Gregg uses the skills that he obtained from the ENRLC every day.