Carbon Free Boston

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 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.

Key findings of Carbon Free Boston

Four mutually reinforcing strategies must be pursued together:

  • Reduce demand for energy and maximize energy efficiency
  • Electrify all activity to maximum extent feasible
  • Use GHG-free fuels and electricity
  • Improve social outcomes via intentional action

Read the Carbon Free Boston Summary, Technical, and Social Equity Reports:

For additional background, visit the Carbon Free Boston project site.