Carbon Free Boston Reports

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 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.

Carbon Free Boston Report Key Findings:

Four Mutually Reinforcing Strategies Must Be Pursued Together


Reduce demand for energy and maximize energy efficiency

Electrify all activity to maximum extent possible

Use GHG-free fuels and electricity

Improve social outcomes via intentional action