“Carbon Free Boston (CFB)” refers to (i) the City of Boston’s commitment to be carbon neutral by 2050, and (ii) the process of developing a plan to reach that goal. CFB is a collaborative process among the Green Ribbon Commission, the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) at Boston University, and the City of Boston. The ISE is the technical lead in the development of a modeling platform that will evaluate combinations of policies and technologies that enable the City to meet its emissions reductions targets. In that role, the ISE will coordinate the work of consultants, staff working with the City and the Commonwealth, consultants and other experts, as well as several advisory groups on specific topics. You can see a visualization of the parties involved in CFB here.
ISE will submit a report to the GRC that assesses a variety of strategies that enable the City to reach its goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. The City will use this report, and other information from its climate-related activities, to inform its next CAP update. The update process is expected to launch in late 2018.