Category: Climate

New Reports Offer Primer for Clean Energy Future

Amy Longsworth, director of the Boston Green Ribbon Commission, introduces a new series of reports to inform critical debates about the path to a cleaner, more reliable, more affordable energy future for our region.

September 15, 2015 | Category: Climate

Pope Rallies Mayors to Lead on Climate Change

Johanna Partin

Johanna Partin

Guest Author · Director of Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, Urban Sustainability Directors Network

Following his new Encyclical on the urgency for action on climate, and with global talks on the horizon, Pope Francis gathered leaders from cities that are already taking up the challenge.

September 02, 2015 | Category: Climate

Northeast Energy Program Lifting Economies and Lowering Emissions

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

New report shows states participating in most recent phase of regional carbon cap-and-trade are experiencing significant economic benefits while dramatically reducing emissions.

July 20, 2015 | Category: Climate

1970s Zoning Calling Your Shots? Not This Boston Suburb

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André Leroux

Guest Author · Executive Director, Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance

By huge margins, Winchester just voted to change the antiquated zoning laws many Massachusetts towns assume are untouchable.

June 25, 2015 | Category: Climate

Bus Rapid Transit May Put “Transit Excellence” in Reach

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

With our quality of life, economy, and climate all on the line, BRT deserves a closer look.

June 16, 2015 | Category: Climate

For Second Time, Boston Named Nation’s Most Energy-Efficient City

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

ACEEE Scorecard spotlights innovative ways cities are saving energy.

May 26, 2015 | Category: Climate

Invisible Elephant in Climate Room Much Bigger Than We Thought

Mariella Puerto

Mariella Puerto

Co-Director of Climate

New report finds extent of natural gas leaks three times greater threat to climate goals than previously expected.

April 22, 2015 | Category: Climate

Making Our Streets Work for Everyone

Jackie DeWolfe

Jackie DeWolfe

Guest Author · Executive Director, LivableStreets Alliance

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

Boston set to create its first “Complete Street”

April 14, 2015 | Category: Climate

Readying for Rising Seas

Bud Ris

Bud Ris

Guest Author · Climate Advisor

Boston is the fourth most vulnerable city in the U.S. to the impacts of sea-level rise. How can we prepare?

March 31, 2015 | Category: Climate

Proving it Pays to Walk

Chris Leinberger

Christopher Leinberger

Guest Author · President, LOCUS

Mary Skelton Roberts

Mary Skelton Roberts

Co-Director of Climate

A conversation between Barr’s Mary Skelton Roberts and Chris Leinberger, lead author of a new report on Walkable Urban Places (a.k.a. “WalkUPs”), a promising pathway to a more vibrant, equitable, and low-carbon region.

March 24, 2015 | Category: Climate