Category: ISE Research

Research and papers

Imagine a Day Without Water: ISE Releases Case Study Evaluating Better Water Conservation Strategies

Do better water conservation strategies exist for utilities to manage user demand—alternatives that are quick and low-cost to implement, more effective, and could even lower customer water bills for everyone? As the Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) joins today’s national education campaign “Imagine a Day Without Water,” our just-released case study with New […]

Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy Develops New City Planning Tools for Electric Vehicle Adoption

“Melting the ICE” provides a first-time analytical framework to guide electric vehicle infrastructural investments BOSTON, MA (June 10, 2019) – With cities at the forefront of electric vehicle (EV) adoption worldwide, Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) is giving municipal decision-makers a detailed blueprint for EV infrastructure planning in the new book Melting the […]

Assessing the Potential for U.S. Utility Green Bonds

Financing the transition of our energy systems to carbon-free generation is one of the foremost challenges in sustainable energy. Green bonds are a relatively new kind of debt security that offer some real advantages to utilities and other issuers committed to making new investments in clean energy resources. In the ISE’s new report, Assessing the […]

Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy Delivers Comprehensive Analysis of Key Strategies for the City of Boston’s Urban Climate Planning

Carbon Free Boston Report’s state-of-the-art modeling links policies, economics, and emissions to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 BOSTON, MA (May 20, 2019) – Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) in collaboration with the Boston Green Ribbon Commission today released the Carbon Free Boston Technical and Social Equity companion reports, expanding on the prior Summary […]

Cities and Climate Change: Strategic Options for Philanthropic Support

The next stage of city-based climate mitigation policies should include work outside the city. That’s the conclusion of Cities and Climate Change: Strategic Options for Philanthropic Support, a new report issued today by Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE). Read Report: “Cities and Climate Change” The report, authored by an ISE team with internationally-recognized […]

Released Today: Carbon Free Boston Summary Report

The Carbon Free Boston Summary Report, released today, is the first of three companion reports that extensively uses real-world data to evaluate Boston’s options to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. The report’s comprehensive analysis, led by the Institute for Sustainable Energy in collaboration with the Boston Green Ribbon Commission, evaluates key strategies across the transportation, […]