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Data push would move city forward

Good for Boston for proposing a reporting and disclosure ordinance regarding how much energy buildings use. Passing it would put us in the company of forward-thinking cities such as New York, Seattle, and San Francisco, which are already using such ordinances to become greener and more energy-efficient.

Lawrence Harmon’s grumbly column (“Labeling plan isn’t worth the energy,” Op-ed) criticizes the city’s proposal as aggravating for building owners. Perhaps, but not as aggravating as the growing impacts of climate change, or being left behind as other cities more quickly embrace a green future.

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