Analysis of a Massachusetts Clean Energy Performance Standard

Client:

Synapse provided consulting services to the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center and its partners—the Massachusetts Departments of Energy Resources, Environmental Protection, and Public Utilities—about the policy options, effectiveness, costs and benefits, and regulatory or legislative avenues for implementation of a Massachusetts Clean Energy Performance Standard. This policy could be used to implement a share-of-sales requirement on retail electricity suppliers to encourage a technology-neutral shift to lower-emitting sources, without resulting in windfall payments to power generators.

Status: 
Completed November 2013