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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

Natural gas emissions are now greater than electricity emissions for the first time since tracking began in 2006. They were the largest contributor of 2018 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the City and use is trending up over time.  

Minneapolis GHG emissions from citywide activities have decreased 17% compared to the 2006 baseline, exceeding the 2015 reduction goal of 15%.
GHG emissions increased 4.9% in 2018 compared to the previous year. Emissions increases from natural gas, solid waste, and wastewater were greater than emissions decreases from electricity and on-road transportation.  

View the full 2018 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update.

GHG Emissions by Activity Bar Graph 2018


GHG Emissions from Electricity and Natural Gas


GHG Emissions by Activity Pie Chart 2018



GHG Emissions Scenarios for Electricity and Natural Gas

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

44% Drop in City's Carbon Emissions Graphic

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

2016 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Update (pdf)

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 Aug 27, 2019



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