This grant will support the development of models that will allow cities to set 2050 carbon abatement goals by creating a tailored policy menu to achieve their goals. The Boston University model will combine three elements. First, a "carbon calculator" that allows cities to calculate their emissions on a sectoral basis. Second, a model that assesses the efficacy of individual city policies on meeting their goals. Finally, analysis of developments in the utility sector, new regulatory policies and proceedings, and new strategies employed by utilities and competitive energy service companies that support cities in their efforts to meet their carbon mitigation goals. This will be beta tested in Boston, but available to cities around the world.
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Program on Women's Empowerment Research
This grant to Boston University’s Program on Women’s Empowerment Research will support a portfolio of studies in Malawi that examines the causes and consequences of women’s empowerment policies and programs on the well-being of women, their families, and communities. This body of research builds on existing field studies and ongoing engagement with policymakers and advocates to facilitate the use of evidence on the links between women’s productive and reproductive lives.
for Institute for Sustainable Energy's decarbonization pathways and utility of the future research
This grant is for Boston University’s Institute for Sustainable Energy, a university-wide research and engagement institute founded in early 2016. The Institute has four main areas of work. First is decarbonization Technologies, Pathways, and Policies, with a strong initial focus on electrification and transportation. The second area is Transformation of the Electric Power Industry, which focuses on the business models, operational practices, and infrastructure necessary to fully decarbonize the power sector. Third, Cities as a Nexus for Decarbonization Action; and finally, Water Sustainability and the Energy-Water Nexus.