Study on Climate Action and Public Utility Commissions in New England States

Brown University
Project Ongoing

Brown University’s Climate and Development Lab,, and Synapse Energy Economics partnered to conduct a study on climate action and public utilities in each of the New England states. The purpose of the study is to compile the climate actions of the New England utilities, the regulatory structures that the public utility commissions (PUCs) have in place to mitigate climate change, and the opportunities and challenges for implementing lasting climate solutions.

The team will conduct stakeholder workshops in each state to inform a final report that identifies policies and other barriers to climate progress in New England. The team will facilitate conversations amongst stakeholders around opportunities and challenges associated with advancing climate action in New England. The background report will summarize research on best practices, barriers, and opportunities across the region. The final report, to be released in late 2022, will include a list of recommendations for addressing barriers and creating equitable, just progress on climate action.