Cambridge Looking Underground To Help Meet Its Clean Energy Goals

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio)Cambridge has a plan to meet its future clean energy needs.

It’s called the ‘Net Zero Action Plan’ which has a goal for the city to achieve carbon neutrality in its buildings by the year 2050.

And one of the ways to help the city get to that goal may be found underground.

The City Council has approved up to $600,000 to design and build a geothermal heating and cooling system for a group of buildings in the city.

Councilor Patricia Nolan is optimistic this geothermal system could be just what the city needed to help meet its energy needs. “This could be a potential game-changer,” she said. “It can move us forward greatly on our own goals to try and be an innovative community to move forward on some of these desperately needed initiatives.”

As the city moves ahead with its plan to invest in clean green energy sources such as solar and wind, geothermal is now looking like a very real consideration.

WBZ’s Carl Stevens (@CarlWBZ) reports.

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