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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, 30 percent by 2025, and 80 percent by 2050 using 2006 as a baseline.

Citywide Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

Minneapolis greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from citywide activities decreased 20.4% in 2016 compared to the 2006 baseline.

GHG emissions decreased 3.1% in 2016 compared to the previous year. Increases in emissions from natural gas consumption, solid waste, and wastewater were offset by decreases in emissions from electricity consumption and on-road transportation.

View the full 2016 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update.

Bar chart showing Minneapolis GHG Citywide Emissions from 2006 to 2017. Emissions have gone down 20% from 5.2 Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent to 4.1 metric tons.

Pie chart showing breakdown of Citywide Emissions by activity. 36% is electricity consumption, 35% is gas primarily used in building heating systems, 26% is on-road transportation, 2% is solid waste, and 1% is wastewater.

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The City also tracks GHG emissions related to its municipal operations:

Bar chart showing Municipal Greenhouse Gas Emissions from 2008 through 2017. Emissions have declined 35% from 96 thousand metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent to 62 thousand metric tons.

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

2015 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update (pdf)

2014 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update (pdf)

2013 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update (pdf)

Minneapolis Greenhouse Gas Inventories - 2006-2010 Geographic Inventory and 2010 Household Consumption Inventory (pdf)


Last updated Sep 22, 2018



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