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Inside Boston's Smart Utilities Program, which plans to update the city's infrastructure and be more sustainable

Insider Summary When Boston's Smart Utilities Program pilot was approved in 2018, then-Mayor Martin J. Walsh said it would "move Boston closer to becoming a 'smart city' by working with the private sector to implement new technologies that will benefit our entire city." "We...

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Despite Growth, Boston Hospitals Slash Carbon Emissions

Facility Executive Summary A new report released by Health Care Without Harm on behalf of Boston’s Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) Health Care Working Group spotlights Boston hospitals’ achievements to reduce GHG emissions. “Healthcare organizations have an obligation to improve...

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Massachusetts City Plans “Microgrid without Borders”

Elisa Wood, Microgrid Knowledge Summary As energy democracy and social justice increasingly drive energy planning, Chelsea, Massachusetts hopes to become a model for how it’s done by developing a ‘microgrid without borders.’ Community and climate activists, city officials and energy...

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Taking the lead on climate change in Boston

Bryan Hochberg, The Suffolk Journal Summary The race to combat climate change continues to accelerate as more cities work to find new methods to become environmentally sustainable. Metropolitan areas throughout the country are operating to enact advanced ways to reduce carbon...

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Carbon Free Boston Report Suggests Energy Strategies for 2050

Alyssa Danigelis, Energy Manager Today Summary Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh set the city on a path to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 when he signed the Metro Mayors Climate Mitigation Commitment in 2016. A new report undertaken at Walsh’s request identifies the specific energy-related...

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Boston Smart Utilities Project

Boston Planning & Development Agency Summary On June 14, 2018 the BPDA board adopted the Smart Utilities Policy for Article Development Review . On this page you can access the full policy document and learn about the Smart Utilities Vision project that led to the policy. Access...

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Boston prepares to dive into energy buying business after much delay

Riley Villiers, The Daily Free Press Summary Despite some delays, Boston is entering into the energy buying business with a push from the mayor’s office to jumpstart programs that will obtain electricity for the City. Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and his administration announced Aug. 22...

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City of Cambridge releases results of Low Carbon Energy Supply Strategy study

Press Release, Globe Newswire Cambridge among first U.S. cities to move to tactical implementation of carbon neutrality as part of its Net Zero Action Plan CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, has released the results of a Low Carbon...

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ENGIE and Axium Acquire Energy System Serving Six Harvard-Affiliated Medical Institutions in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston

Press Release, Business Wire BOSTON--( BUSINESS WIRE )--ENGIE North America Inc. and Axium Infrastructure (operating jointly as Longwood Energy Partners) have completed the acquisition of a microgrid and district energy system serving six Harvard-affiliated medical institutions in the...

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Harvard Completes Steel Framework for Allston Energy Facility

Truelian Lee and Jacqueline P. Patel, The Harvard Crimson Construction is underway in Allston. Photo: Jacqueline S. Chea Summary Harvard last month completed the steel framework of the “District Energy Facility,” a building located on Harvard-owned land in Allston that will supply...