Environment Massachusetts Research & Policy Center
Boston residents are feeling the impacts of our dependence on dirty energy like oil and gas — from rising sea levels and severe storms to asthma attacks and missed days of school and work.
Over the years, Boston has often been a leader in efforts to expand clean energy, reduce harmful air pollution, and fight climate change. Now, with federal leaders doing everything they can to keep the nation hooked on fossil fuels, it’s time for local officials to step up again.
In order to improve the health, safety, and quality of life for city residents, Boston’s leaders should accelerate the move to a carbon-free future and join dozens of other U.S. cities in committing to achieve 100% renewable energy economy-wide by mid-century.