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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reductions

In 2016, Cambridge established a municipal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target for 2020 as an expression of its commitment to climate protection and to support planned improvements of municipal facilities. At that time, the City committed to achieving a 30% reduction from a baseline year of 2008, with a stretch target of 35%. The City achieved this stretch target one year early, by 2019. These accomplishments were brought about by high performance school reconstruction projects, energy efficient building improvements, large rooftop photovoltaic installations as well as a cleaner regional electricity grid.

The City is now committing to reduce GHG emissions from municipal operations by 75% by 2030 from the 2008 baseline. Please see the GHG Emissions 2030 Target memo here.

To learn more about the community wide inventory click here.


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