Citywide Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions 15 percent by 2015, and 30 percent by 2025 using 2006 as a baseline.
Greenhouse gas emissions from the community have declined over 9 percent between 2006 and 2013. Major drivers of this change are an increasingly cleaner electricity supply, energy efficiency improvements, and improvements in wastewater efficiency and solid waste reduction.
Greenhouse gas emissions from citywide activities in Minneapolis climbed 8.7% in 2013, driven primarily by the extremely cold winter, which resulted in an increase in natural gas consumption. An increase in operations and passengers at the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, combined with a slight decrease in the efficiency of operations meant an increase in emissions. A small increase in vehicle miles traveled on roads in the City was another driver of change.
The methodology for estimating the community's greenhouse gas emissions can be found in the Minneapolis Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report.
Last updated Jan 29, 2015