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The Carbon Free Boston reports extensively use real-world data to bring new knowledge and insights to the City of Boston's Climate Action Plan 2019 update and overarching goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. Comprehensive analysis led by the Boston University's Institute for Sustainable Energy in collaboration with the Boston Green Ribbon Commission evaluates key strategies across four emissions sectors–transportation, buildings, waste, and energy–while providing a deep understanding of related social equity impacts. Visit the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy website for more details.

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  • Carbon Free Boston: Summary report 2019 

    Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy (Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy, 2019)
    PROJECT OVERVIEW: In 2016, Mayor Martin J. Walsh signed the Metro Mayors Climate Mitigation Commitment, pledging to make Boston carbon neutral by 2050, and asked the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) to establish a ...
  • Carbon Free Boston: Social equity report 2019 

    Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy; Cleveland, Cutler; Stanton, Liz; Woods, Bryndis; Martin, Atyia; Fortune, D’Janapha; Walsh, Michael; Castigliego, Joshua; Perez, Taylor; Galante, Emma (Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy, 2019)
    OVERVIEW: In January 2019, the Boston Green Ribbon Commission released its Carbon Free Boston: Summary Report, identifying potential options for the City of Boston to meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050. The ...
  • Carbon Free Boston: Buildings Technical Report 

    Hatchadorian, Rebecca; Best, Rob; Wholey, Katie; Calven, Alexandra; Levine, Erica; Tepfer, Sara; Swett, Brian; Walsh, Michael J.; Pollack, Adam; Perez, Taylor; Castigliego, Joshua R.; Cleveland, Cutler J. (2019-05-15)
    OVERVIEW: Boston is known for its historic iconic buildings, from the Paul Revere House in the North End, to City Hall in Government Center, to the Old South Meeting House in Downtown Crossing, to the African Meeting ...
  • Carbon Free Boston: Energy Technical Report 

    Walsh, Michael J.; Fox-Penner, Peter; Zheng, Kevin; Pollack, Adam; Cleveland, Cutler J. (2019-05-15)
    INTRODUCTION: The adoption of clean energy in Boston’s buildings and transportation systems will produce sweeping changes in the quantity and composition of the city’s demand for fuel and electricity. The demand ...
  • Carbon Free Boston: Waste Technical Report 

    Castigliego, Joshua R.; Walsh, Michael J.; Pollack, Adam; Cleveland, Cutler J. (2019-05-15)
    OVERVIEW: For many people, their most perceptible interaction with their environmental footprint is through the waste that they generate. On a daily basis people have numerous opportunities to decide whether to recycle, ...
  • Carbon Free Boston: Technical Summary 

    Walsh, Michael J.; Kinney, Patrick L.; Levy, Jonathan I.; Tallon, Lindsay; Skipper, Nash; Russell, Armistead; Castigliego, Joshua R.; Pollack, Adam; Zheng, Kevin; Cleveland, Cutler J. (2019-05-15)
    OVERVIEW: This technical summary is intended to argument the rest of the Carbon Free Boston technical reports that seek to achieve this goal of deep mitigation. This document provides below: a rationale for carbon neutrality, ...
  • Carbon Free Boston: Offsets Technical Report 

    Maron, Ariella; Zheng, Kevin; Walsh, Michael J.; Fox-Penner, Peter; Cutler, Cleveland J. (2019-05-15)
    OVERVIEW: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines offsets as a specific activity or set of activities intended to reduce GHG emissions, increase the storage of carbon, or enhance GHG removals from the atmosphere ...
  • Carbon Free Boston: Transportation Technical Report 

    Porter, Christopher; Milkovits, Martin; Chang, Xiao Yun (Jane); Boone, Scott; Walsh, Michael J.; Castigliego, Joshua R.; Cleveland, Cutler J. (2019-05-15)
    OVERVIEW: Transportation connects Boston’s workers, residents and tourists to their livelihoods, health care, education, recreation, culture, and other aspects of life quality. In cities, transit access is a critical ...