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Boston aims for 100% GHG-free electricity and energy

7 February 2019

The City of Boston has published a new Carbon Free Boston report, which sets out a series of actions which lead the city to carbon neutrality by 2050, including the procurement of 100% zero-carbon electricity and fuels.

As well as procuring 100% green electricity – through a combination of Renewable Energy Credits (REC), Local Power Purchase Agreements (LPPA), and Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VOOA) – the city has also considered how to eliminate emissions in those sectors which can’t be electrified, such heavy transport and buildings, using liquid biofuels, renewable natural gas, biomass and hydrogen from renewable energy.

Reaching 100% GHG-free electricity by 2030 would enable the City to meet and exceed its interim target of a 50% reduction in emissions (against a 2005 baseline) and meet the rate of decarbonization needed to align itself with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.

The full Carbon Free Boston report, including more information on its energy procurement plans, can be found here.