Avi Allison



Master of Environmental Management, Yale University

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Columbia University

Avi Allison provides consulting and research services on a wide range of issues related to the electric industry. At Synapse, his work focuses on analyzing the environmental and economic impacts of energy efficiency and renewable energy policy and programs.

Prior to joining Synapse in September 2015, Mr. Allison was a research assistant at the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy. There, he gathered and analyzed data used to create an international Environmental Performance Index, which ranks how well countries perform on high-priority environmental issues. Mr. Allison wrote the section of the 2014 EPI report that discusses the relationship between wastewater treatment and greenhouse gas emission.

His professional experience also includes serving as a litigation assistant at Earthjustice. In addition to researching and reporting on environmental health threats and related energy casework, Mr. Allison used GIS software to conduct statistical analyses of the potential disproportionate impacts of polluting facilities on low-income communities and communities of color.

Mr. Allison has a master’s in environmental management from Yale University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Columbia University.

Selected Recent Publications

Comments on New York Public Service Commission Supplemental Distributed System Implementation Plans

Synapse Energy Economics for Natural Resources Defense Council, Paw Law School Energy Project, Solar Energy Industries Association, Vote Solar, January 2017

Authors: Avi Allison, Tim Woolf, Melissa Whited

Cutting Electric Bills with the Clean Power Plan

Synapse Energy Economics for Energy Foundation, 2016

Authors: Patrick Knight, Avi Allison, Wendy Ong, Nidhi R. Santen, Elizabeth A. Stanton

Envisioning Pennsylvania's Energy Future: Powering the Commonwealth's Energy Needs with 100 Percent Renewables by 2050

Synapse Energy Economics for Delaware Riverkeeper Network, 2016

Authors: Patrick Knight, Patrick Luckow, Avi Allison, Tommy Vitolo PhD