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The Synapse Electricity Snapshot 2021 highlights several major trends in 2020 electric sector capacity, generation, CO2 emissions, and related statistics. Our key findings include the following:

On February 23, 2021, the City of Boston hosted an open house to review its forthcoming emissions performance standard that will set limits on emissions from energy use in existing large- and medium-sized buildings. This policy is a key strategy for meeting the city’s 2050 goal of carbon neutrality. Existing buildings are responsible for three-quarters of citywide emissions in Boston. Three other U.S. cities have adopted building performance standards—Washington DC, New York City, and St.