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Boston mayor believes that all new buildings should be run completely on alternative energy

Mayor of Boston Michelle Wu (D) is pushing for a law that would ban the use of fossil fuels in new buildings. Mayor Wu just unveiled her plan this week to allow Boston to participate in a pilot progr

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Mayor Michelle Wu (D) of Boston wants to outlaw the use of fossil fuels in new construction.

Wu revealed a plan on Tuesday that would enable Boston to participate in a Massachusetts pilot program in which towns and cities create regulations that limit or forbid the use of fossil fuels in new building construction or restoration projects.

Wu stated in a statement that “Boston must lead by taking every practical step for climate action.” “Boston’s participation will help deliver healthy, energy-efficient spaces that save our residents and businesses on utility costs and create local green jobs that will fuel our economy for decades,” says the state of Massachusetts. “We are eager to carry out this state legislation and maximize its benefit by including the Commonwealth’s largest city.”

The pilot program is a component of a new climate law that Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) signed into law last week.

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