Recently, the Massachusetts Commission on Clean Heat issued their final report to the Baker-Polito Administration, offering strategies and policies to achieve deep emissions reductions from the use of heating fuels in the Commonwealth. The far-reaching recommendations include creation of a Building Decarbonization Clearinghouse to consolidate and integrate building owner incentives and technical assistance; creation of
A first-of-its-kind report on Boston’s collective progress toward being a carbon-neutral city by 2050 finds that while the city has made notable progress in some areas, a variety of obstacles will make meeting that goal difficult. The Inaugural Boston Climate Progress Report was prepared for the Boston Foundation – in partnership with the Boston Green Ribbon
Produced for the GRC by Lucia Vilallonga and Cutler Cleveland of the Boston University Institute for Global Sustainability, the report provides a detailed overview of the market for Direct Air Carbon Capture and Storage (DACCS) technologies. DACCS is a form of Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) that uses technology to remove carbon directly from the atmosphere.
The Carbon Free Boston social equity report details how action taken toward carbon neutrality, which will fundamentally transform the city’s buildings, transportation, waste and energy systems, could potentially affect socially vulnerable populations. The social equity report provides a roadmap to engage the City’s communities in climate action, which represents an opportunity to address historic inequities