Apr 09

Boston Transitions to Renewable Energy

Carbon Free Boston was launched in 2017 to help the city become “carbon neutral” by 2050, in Mayor Walsh’s words. Even more recently, Boston was named one of the top energy forward cities in the country. Ranking at number seven, Boston has a lot to offer Mother Earth.

https://www.empower-solar.com/blog/greenest-cities-in-the-us/

But how? And how can we help?

Massachusetts, fondly known as taxachusetts to residents, also provides solar power tax incentives. Net-metering, a popular and very lucrative tax incentive for solar power,...

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Carbon Free Boston was launched in 2017 to help the city become “carbon neutral” by 2050, in Mayor Walsh’s words. Even more recently, Boston was named one of the top energy forward cities in the country. Ranking at number seven, Boston has a lot to offer Mother Earth.

https://www.empower-solar.com/blog/greenest-cities-in-the-us/

But how? And how can we help?

Massachusetts, fondly known as taxachusetts to residents, also provides solar power tax incentives. Net-metering, a popular and very lucrative tax incentive for solar power, is available in the Bay State. Eversource and National Grid are two companies that provide this incentive to residents where the utility companies send credits for the energy sent back to the power grids. Having a variety of solar powered tax incentives as well as vehicle incentives factors in to Boston’s ranking on the list of energy forward cities.

If we are going to prevent additional climate change, environmental damage, and encourage the use of cleaner energy, we need to be involved in city-wide efforts. Of course, educating yourself on the current status of energy usage and reporting in your area is a great place to start. Greenovate maintains Boston’s historic sites, buildings, landscapes, and waterways as well as working to implement Mayor Walsh’s policies on sustainable development, climate protection, and the environment. Not to mention, that’s on top of providing resources for locals as to how to get involved with these projects. This list of local sustainability events is a fantastic place to start.

Additionally, you can report your building’s use of energy and water. You can then share the portfolio with the city.

https://www.boston.gov/departments/environment/how-report-your-buildings-energy-use

Bostonians are working together to decrease the future impacts of environmental damage. This #BostonStrong effort is already making a positive change.

    How to report your building's energy use
    Building owners must file a report through the Environmental Protection Agency's Portfolio Manager by May 15. The reports are for the previous calendar year. So, if you submit a report by May 15, 2018, the information will be about 2017. You need to gather information on the all types of energy your building uses.
    https://www.boston.gov

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