Summit Videos

On October 3, 2017, HEET led a summit at MIT to share outcomes of our Large Volume Leak study that proved we can cut methane emissions from gas leaks in half in 2 years.

At the Common Goals, Uncommon Partners summit, convened by the Gas Leaks Allies (a coalition of over 20 nonprofits), we revealed our Shared Action Plan with the three largest utilities in MA.

The videos below demonstrate the innovative methods we used and tell the story of our unconventional collaboration to find solutions, hailed as “ground-breaking” by utilities and the Attorney General alike.


Moderated by Leith Sharp, Director of Harvard’s Center for Heath and the Global Environment

  1. Rev. Mariama White-Hammond, Associate Minister for Ecological Justice, Bethel AME Church
  2. Jessica Garrett, Mothers Out Front

Context: History, Problem, and Search for Solutions

  1. Gas leaks infrastructure history, condition: Steven Bryant, Columbia Gas & Audrey Schulman, HEET
  2. Gas leaks legislation and regulation: Representative Lori Ehrlich
  3. New research on high volume leaks: Dr. Margaret Cherne-Hendrick
  4. Our unusual coalition: William Akley, Eversource & Zeyneb Magavi, Mothers Out Front

The Study: Purpose and Process

  1. Purpose: Marcy Reed, National Grid & Debbie New, Mothers Out Front
  2. Process and methods of identifying leaks and measuring methane: Audrey Schulman, HEET

Panel: Implementation and Impacts

Moderator: Jason Jay, MIT Sloan School, Sustainability Initiative

  1. The Results of the Large Volume Leak Study, Zeyneb Magavi, Lead Researcher
  2. Panel of Dan Cote, NiSource; John Stavrakas, National Grid; Kevin Kelly, Eversource

Closing of Morning Session

  1. Attorney General Maura Healey
  2. Anna Albright, Youth speaker