Client: Gas Leak Allies
Authors: Bryndis Woods, Liz Stanton, PhD, and Ricardo Lopez, PhD
November 2018 - April 2019
Researcher Bryndis Woods, Clinic Director and Senior Economist Liz Stanton, PhD, and Senior Researcher Ricardo Lopez, PhD, prepared a policy brief discussing how Massachusetts' natural gas utilities currently receive compensation, the inconsistencies between utilities' incentives and the Commonwealth's legally mandated emission reductions, and the performance-based incentives that can align gas utilities' business interests with their responsibility to reduce emissions.
This policy brief is the first of two AEC publications on behalf of Gas Leak Allies. A forthcoming policy brief will analyze the return on investment for gas leak repairs in the Commonwealth.