Hospitals in the Boston area (United States) are achieving incredible progress in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by 29 percent between 2011 and 2015, and are on track to reduce by 33 percent by 2020, according to a new report released by Health Care Without Harm – US and Canada.

With these reductions, Boston health care facilities are far exceeding mandated greenhouse gas reduction goals set by the city and the state of Massachusetts, which aim for a 25 percent reduction by 2020, and carbon neutrality by 2050.

Partners HealthCare, a participant at the 2020 Health Care Climate Challenge, is purchasing low-impact hydropower, and will buy most of its electricity from a new wind turbine farm in New Hampshire, as it works to make its health care system net carbon positive for all energy by 2025.

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