Minneapolis Greenhouse Gas Emissions Tracking
Minneapolis is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and has adopted targets to reduce community-wide emissions 15 percent by 2015 and 30 percent by 2025 using 2006 as a baseline.
Citywide Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory
Minneapolis greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from citywide activities decreased 17.8% in 2015 compared to the 2006 baseline, exceeding the reduction goal of 15% by 2015.
GHG emissions decreased 10.7% in 2015 compared to the previous year, driven primarily by milder, near-average winter months, which resulted in a decrease in natural gas consumption. An increase in emissions from wastewater was offset by decreases in emissions from electricity consumption, natural gas consumption, on-road transportation, and solid waste.
View the full 2015 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update.
The City also tracks GHG emissions related to its municipal operations.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Protocol
Establishing a baseline and protocol in order to measure results is an important part of this initiative. The methodology for estimating the community's greenhouse gas emissions was updated for the 2015 inventory. An updated protocol will be posted soon.
Previous Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Updates
Last updated Jul 11, 2017