by Steve Adams | Jan 8, 2023
Real estate analysts have started to warn building owners that their property values will fall if they don’t wean themselves off fossil fuels. Now, Gov. Maura Healey is proposing a ‘green bank’ to do just that.
by State House News Service | Oct 20, 2022
It will ultimately be up to the next administration to decide how a new program allowing a group of cities and towns to restrict fossil fuel infrastructure buildings will operate, but the outgoing Baker team will propose its own plan all the same.
by State House News Service | Oct 5, 2022
West Tisbury’s decision to withdraw tips over a domino that could lead to groundbreaking new regulations on new buildings in Boston or Somerville.
by State House News Service | Sep 15, 2022
Boston took a major step Wednesday toward seeking state permission for a fossil fuel ban in the local building sector when a home rule petition won City Council approval, but it’s possible the request is just headed for bureaucratic limbo.
by Scott Van Voorhis | Aug 21, 2022
With Boston now trying to get in on the action, the state’s experiment in green construction is veering dangerously toward forcing a sudden shift in the industry without enough data to back things up.
by State House News Service | Aug 19, 2022
Gov. Charlie Baker “would want to try to be helpful” to the city of Boston as its leaders seek state approval to restrict fossil fuels in new buildings and major renovations, even though he continues to be worried about causing increases to housing construction costs.