Carbon Free Boston: Summary Report

The Carbon Free Boston report, undertaken at the request of Mayor Martin J. Walsh,
identifies the specific and measurable steps the City of Boston must take to meet its goal of
becoming carbon neutral by 2050. The report found that to reach carbon neutrality by 2050,
Boston must pursue three mutually-reinforcing strategies in key sectors: 1) deepen energy
efficiency while reducing demand, 2) electrify as much possible, and 3) purchase 100 percent
clean energy. Carbon Free Boston will inform the City of Boston’s Climate Action Plan update,
which will focus on high-priority next steps to reduce carbon pollution and create a healthy,
thriving and resilient Boston.



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