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GHG inventory 2005 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

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Inventory Summary

The inventory looks at Pittsburg at three levels:

Total emissions include industrial emissions, regional transportation emissions, and the local community's emissions. Total: 4.39 million metric tons.

Local community emissions include transportation on local roads, residential and commercial energy use, and waste generated by the community. Local community: 236 thousand metric tons.

Municipal operations emissions this include emissions from activites ofthe City of Pittsburg, the local government. This includes the fleet, building energy use, streetlight electricity, waste from City and public trash cans, and City staff commutes. Municipal operations: 5.5 thousand metric tons.

The inventory report focuses mainly on what the City and community of Pittsburg can change: the Local community emissions, and the muncipal operations emissions.

Local community emissions came from:

GHG Local Community Pie Chart
  • Transportation (28%)
  • Energy use in businesses (30%)
  • Energy use in homes (32%)
  • Waste (10%)


Municipal Operations emissions came from:

GHG Muni Ops Pie chart
  • Water management (26%)
  • Facilities energy use (25%)
  • Vehicle fleet (22%)
  • Employee commutes (16%)
  • Streetlights (10%)
  • Waste (1%)


Comment Period

Written comments were accepted until Thursday, December 17th, 2009 at 5:00 PM.

Next Steps

Once the inventory is finalized, the City will develop a strategic plan for how to reduce the emissions in the community to be consistent with the State's greenhouse gas reduction requirements. The plan will consist of programs that enable the community to reduce their gasoline costs and energy bills.

Five Milestone Process

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory is the first step in a five step process that cities in ICLEI's Cities for Climate Protection program complete.

The five steps are meant to guide communities through the process of reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. It is a continuous process of improving upon previous actions and monitoring their success.

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