EBC Climate Change Leadership Webinar Series: Carbon Free Boston – A Long-Term Framework


Date: July 10, 2020


Phone: (617) 505-1818

Email: [email protected]

EBC is excited to present this series of webinars featuring projects and organizations leading the way in climate change adaptation and mitigation in New England. Featuring the nominated projects for the 2020 EBC Annual EBEE Awards Program, this series will focus on the forward-thinking and innovative projects being planned and implemented throughout New England.

The Boston Green Ribbon Commission collaborated with the Institute for Sustainable Energy at Boston University to develop Carbon Free Boston, a long-term framework for a carbon-neutral Boston that supports short-term action.

A carbon-neutral city:

  1. Maximizes Efficiency: Every building is a high-performance building; travel shifts from single-occupancy vehicles to public transit, biking, walking, and shared modes; and waste diversion is maximized;
  2. Electrifies Activity: A carbon-neutral city converts most systems that currently run on fossil fuels, such as cars, furnaces, and stovetops, to use electricity instead;
  3. Runs on Clean Energy: A carbon-neutral city purchases electricity that is 100 percent GHG-free, and it fully utilizes the potential for in-city renewable generation. To capture both the potential challenges and opportunities that will arise through implementation of these strategies, we evaluated potential actions with an equity framework.

Join us for this EBC webinar to learn about the long-term framework for a carbon-neutral Boston.

Final Agenda – Climate Change Leadership Webinar Series – Carbon Free Boston


Program Chair:

  • Scott Turner, Director of Planning, Environmental Partners Group, Inc.


  • Cutler Cleveland, Professor and Associate Director, Institute for Sustainable Energy, Boston University

Attendee List

Cassandra Albrecht Weston & Sampson Engineer I
John Balfe NEEP
Glen Berkowitz A Better City Project Manager
Michelle Blanchard MassDEP Environmental Analyst
Jenny Burton Commonwealth of MA Planning Project Manager
Gretchen Carey Republic Services Recycling and Organics Coordinator
Sarah Creighton MA DCAMM Climate Strategist
Peter DeBruin Massachusetts Port Authority Climate Mitigation & Resiliency Manager
Stephen Estes-Smargiassi MWRA Director of Planning and Sustainability
Sarah Felton Commonwealth of MA Senior Program Manager
Paul Gabriel Environmental Partners Group, Inc. President
James Goldstein Tellus Institute Associate Fellow
Ian Hatfield Massachusetts House of Representatives Legislative Aide
Rebecca Heavey Environmental Partners Group, Inc. Marketing Pursuit Leader
Alice Hourihan left National Grid in the Fall Product Owner
Courtney Humphries UMass Boston PhD Candidate
Seth Jaffe Foley Hoag LLP Partner
Stella Keck Roux Associates Staff Scientist
Chelsea Kehne Department of Energy Resources Data & Project Analyst
Ryan Kingston
Michael LeBlanc MassDEP Section Chief
Nathan Little MWRA Project Manager
Lauren Mattison UMass Clean Energy Extension Municipal Services Program Director
Karen Mauney-Brodek Emerald Necklace Conservancy President
Ian Maynard Commodore Builders VDC Manager
Hillary Monahan MWRA Environmental Planner
Dave Moyer National Grid Distributed Generation – Account Manager
Patti Mullan MassDEP Regional Planner
Brendan O’Brien Boston Water and Sewer Commission Project Director of Asset Management
Michael Orbank Commodore Builders Assistant Project Manager/ Sustainability Fellow
Thomas ORourke Eversource PM Gas Sales
Colleen Puzas Town of Concord Assistant Natural Resources Director
David Robertson Massachusetts House of Representatives State Representative for 19th Middlesex District
Carolyn Sarno Goldthwaite Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) Senior Director
Catie Snyder Massachusetts Dept. of Energy Resources Leading By Example
Frank Stone New Ecology, Inc. Project Manager
Annie Tucker Environmental Partners Group Environmental Scientist
Marissa Valentino BSC Group, Inc.
Andrew Vitvitsky MIT Climate CoLab Research Associate
Brendon Wadland Massachusetts Port Authority Technical Associate
Jeremiah Waite Tighe & Bond Civil Engineer

The available presentations from the EBC Climate Change Leadership Webinar Series – Part 5: Carbon Free Boston – A Long-Term Framework completed on July 10, 2020, can be viewed below.

Presentations – Climate Change Leadership Webinar Series – Carbon Free Boston

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