The Declining Role of Natural Gas Power in New England

Clean Heating Pathways

CLEAN Center

Acadia’s CLEAN Center maintains one of the most comprehensive collections of energy and emissions information in the region. It draws on multiple sources which are cross-referenced and updated regularly to ensure analyses are in-depth, accurate and timely. Data on economic impacts and benefits, emission trends, and comparative costs is a powerful tool to advance climate and energy initiatives.

The CLEAN Center presents data in accessible, targeted materials. Acadia Center’s staff engages with a wide range of audiences and issues, so they know what information is needed, and the most effective ways to present it. The CLEAN Center maintains up-to-date data sets on energy usage, fuel prices, weather trends, and many other critical variables. Staff are constantly improving and re-shaping the analyses and work products to meet the latest needs.

Acadia CLEAN Center materials answer questions like: How can we get to 80% emissions reductions by 2050? What are the comparative emissions and economic impacts of importing tar sands derived oil versus cleaner alternatives? How much money and fuel are saved by driving electric vehicles, both now and in the future? What will business as usual energy consumption and costs look like for the state of Rhode Island, with the current policy mix?

Modeling and analysis capabilities include: macroeconomic and econometric modeling, emissions inventory construction, energy and emissions forecasting, statistical analysis, spatial analysis, energy cost/consumption/emissions scenario analysis, and energy system optimization. The team creates visualizations, graphs, reports, trackers, analyses, maps, and more.

Acadia’s CLEAN Center fields requests from other advocates and community groups, media, state and local government, business and industry reps, and more. The organization’s materials have a strong reputation for being fair, credible and effective.

Grid Modernization and Utility Reform Policy Options

Community|EnergyVision Action Guide

To view the Community|EnergyVision Action Guide for each state in a reader format, please click the links below.

Community|EnergyVision Action Guide for Connecticut

Community|EnergyVision Action Guide for Maine

Community|EnergyVision Action Guide for Massachusetts

Community|EnergyVision Action Guide for New Hampshire

Community|EnergyVision Action Guide for New York

Community|EnergyVision Action Guide for Rhode Island

Community|EnergyVision Action Guide for Vermont

Outpacing the Nation: RGGI’s Environmental and Economic Success

RGGI on the World Stage

Letter to RGGI Governors After U.S. Exits Paris Climate Agreement

Strengthening RGGI to Improve Public Health

EnergyVision 2030

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