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Report Highlights Ways Boston Can Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Report Highlights Ways Boston Can Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

The report includes information on reducing waste and increasing renewable energy options.

A report conducted by Boston’s Green Ribbon Commission and Boston University researchers looks at how the city can address its building stock and transportation, energy and waste systems to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately meet its goal of becoming “carbon neutral” by 2050.

The report suggests ways for reducing waste, increasing renewable energy options and promoting the use of mass transit and electric vehicles.

WRAL has more information:

A study commissioned by Boston is examining steps the Massachusetts capital can take to meet its goal of becoming "carbon neutral" by 2050.

The report released Tuesday by the city's Green Ribbon Commission and Boston University researchers looks at specific ways Boston can address its building stock and transportation, energy and waste systems to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Among the strategies is retrofitting thousands of buildings to reduce energy use and converting gas and oil systems to electric ones.

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