Citywide Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions 15 percent by 2015, and 30 percent by 2025 using 2006 as a baseline.
While greenhouse gas emissions from the community have declined eight percent between 2006 and 2011, emissions rose by five percent between 2010 and 2011. This change was driven in part by a change in the greenhouse gas intensity of electricity provided by Xcel Energy, which increased by about four percent from 2010. This change accounted for roughly 35 percent of the increase in emissions from 2010, showing the importance of electricity supply to the city’s greenhouse gas emissions goals.
In total, Minneapolis consumed less electricity in 2011 than in 2010, and more natural gas. 2011 had more heating degree days than 2010 by about 3.5 percent, meaning colder winter months. Total vehicle miles traveled was also down slightly in 2011 from 2010. Air travel increased at MSP International Airport from 2010 levels.
The details of the community's greenhouse gas emissions can be found in the Minneapolis Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report.
Last updated Mar. 29, 2013