Citywide Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions 15 percent by 2015, 30 percent by 2025, and 80 percent or more by 2050 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.
2013 Update: 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. View the full 2013 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.
Last updated Jul 15, 2015