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
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.
2014 Update: Greenhouse gas emissions from citywide activities in Minneapolis increased 2.6 percent, driven primarily by the extremely cold winter, which resulted in an increase in natural gas consumption. Gain in emissions from natural gas and solid waste were offset by decreases in emissions from air travel, on-road transportation, and electricity use.
View the full 2014 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update.
The methodology for estimating the community's greenhouse gas emissions can be found in the Minneapolis Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report.
The City also tracks GHG emissions related to its municipal operations.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Protocol
Establishing a baseline in order to measure results is an important part of this initiative. In 2012, the City updated its greenhouse gas inventory for the community, identifying emissions for the years 2006 through 2010.
Last updated Oct 7, 2016