Acadia Center Applauds the Massachusetts D.P.U. for a Groundbreaking, Science-Backed Gas Utility Transition Order
D.P.U. Order 20-80-B cements direction of the Commonwealth’s building sector decarbonization strategy, initiating a managed transition away from the gas distribution system and endorsing efficient, all-electric heating and cooling solutions for families and businesses; Order also sets into motion critical follow-on activities to evaluate and reform gas utilities’ policies, practices, and tariffs.
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Acadia Center Releases The Future is Electric: How Average New Jersey Households Can Save by Electrifying
Commissioned by New Jersey Conservation Foundation, the report outlines the fact that New Jerseyans in an average insulated gas-heated home can save anywhere from 4% to 41% on their annual energy bills by adopting highly efficient electric appliances such as heat pumps depending on utility service territory, and up to 69% in a typical drafty home if paired with weatherization.
Acadia Center develops effective policy reforms that are directly informed by years of experience in on-the-ground implementation. From issue briefs to technical analysis to expert testimony, our library of resources provides in-depth insight and bold, achievable solutions for the clean energy future.
Acadia Center forms strategic alliances and engages all stakeholders—legislators, business and community leaders, advocacy and environmental justice groups—to press for next-generation solutions and ensure long-term results.
Supporting consumers and communities in a just transition with engaging materials that re-frame debates and amplify solutions.
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Acadia Center was founded in 1998 with the belief that we cannot wait for federal policy, and that states can ignite national action. State and community action is needed now more than ever. We are committed to helping meet and exceed the climate goals that will improve the lives of people and their communities.