Client: Barr Foundation
Dates: March 2018-June 2018
Clinic Director, Dr. Liz Stanton, PhD together with Senior Researcher Tyler Comings, and the Clinic's research team, has partnered with Sustainable Energy Advantage to analyze Massachusetts pending 2018 'Act to Promote a Clean Energy Future', which includes a range of provisions to address climate change while strengthening the state's innovation economy: accelerating renewable energy targets, ambitious offshore wind and battery storage goals, and removing limits on rooftop solar. The Clinic's policy briefs and report detail the economic impacts of these policies. The benefits for Massachusetts include new jobs, a stronger economy, more renewable resources, and lower greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time, these policies would have little or no effect on consumers’ electric bills through 2030.