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Green Newton Promotes Use of Electric Vehicles in the City
Metro, Newton

Green Newton Promotes Use of Electric Vehicles in the City

Leslie Zebrowitz bought her Tesla as a gift to her grandchildren, but she said she did not think the environment would also reap the benefits of her gift. Newton needs to make structural changes to its transportation systems, and the best way is through the use of electric vehicles (EVs), Zebrowitz said. About 60 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the city come from residential and personal vehicles, according to Zebrowitz. 

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Developer Lays Out Vision for Sustainable Affordable Housing

Imagine a sprawling metropolitan system, connected by high-speed rail, that encompassed Boston, New York City, Toronto, Rochester, New Haven, Worcester, Portland, Springfield, and Montréal. That’s called an “interaction sphere,” which is becoming increasingly common in China, and would put the region’s major cities only an hour or two apart by train. Not only would people…

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