Full Title: A Framework for Gas Company Climate Planning in New York
Author(s): Brian Jones, Dana Lowell, Dave Seamonds, Luke Hellgren, Sophia Hill, Alissa Huntington
Publisher(s): M.J. Bradley & Associates
Publication Date: May 3, 2021
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M.J. Bradley & Associates was retained by Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to develop a framework and methodology to quantify the life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of natural gas supplied to customers in New York under different scenarios. The methodology and accompanying report are intended to aid regulators, policymakers, natural gas utilities, and stakeholders in New York in integrating and aligning gas planning with climate change policies in a rigorous, consistent, and transparent manner.
In conjunction with the report, MJB&A developed an Excel-based tool—the Gas Company Climate Planning Tool—to help natural gas utilities and other stakeholders evaluate the impacts of alternative supply- and demand-side scenarios. The tool is pre-populated with data publicly reported by natural gas utilities in the U.S., enabling its use in all fifty states. The tool is free to use and available for download here.