State and Local Policy Database

Community-Wide Energy Efficiency Goals

Community-wide energy efficiency targets allow for the coordination of several programs under a unifying policy. Targets provide a basis for development of long-term sustainability programs and can help mobilize funding for efficiency programs. Targets with specific time lines allow cities to establish regular monitoring regimes. The development of a community-wide target is often the result of long-term planning and outreach across the community.

This sub-category includes information on four topics: Community-wide and/or neighborhood-specific energy efficiency-related targets; formal adoption of targets; integration of targets into city’s general plan or other mainstreaming of the targets across community activities; and proven progress towards achieving their long term goals.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

The city does not have a community-wide energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

The city does not have a community-wide renewable energy goal.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Arlington County’s Community Energy Plan sets a community-wide goal for the county to reduce per capita greenhouse gas emissions to 3.0 mtCO2e/capita/year by 2050.  Additionally, Arlington County has an energy-efficiency goal that aims for residential buildings to use 55% less energy and non-residential buildings to use 60% less energy as compared to 2007 levels.

Reporting

Data regarding the energy intensity and carbon footprint of community buildings can be consulted in Arlington County's open data portal

Last updated: May 2017

 

 

Climate Mitigation Goal

Atlanta’s Climate Action Plan includes a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% below 2009 level by 2030, with an interim goal to reduce emissions 20% below 2009 levels by 2020.

Energy Reduction Goal

The Climate Action Plan also includes a goal to reduce energy consumption in residential, commercial, and industrial buildings 20% below 2009 levels by 2020.

Renewable Energy Goal

The city has a goal to use clean energy to power 100% of community-wide energy needs by 2035.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

Aurora adopted a goal to reduce community-wide emissions 10% below 2007 levels by 2025. 

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The ACCP established a citywide 2050 net zero greenhouse gas emissions goal including interim targets of a 25% emissions reduction by 2020, a 49% reduction by 2030, and a 70% reduction by 2040. The plan uses a 2010 emissions baseline and allows for up to 10% carbon offsets for all targets.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

Austin Energy’s Resource, Generation and Climate Protection Plan to 2027 established goals to procure at least 55% of customer consumption from renewable energy resources by 2025 and commit to 65% by the end of 2027. This plan would increase installed solar capacity to 950 MW, with 200 MW of local solar.

Energy Data Reporting

Austin Energy’s annual corporate reports include community-wide electricity consumption data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The 2019 Baltimore Sustainability Plan established goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 2007 levels by 2020 and 30% below 2007 levels by 2020. These goals build on those of the prior Climate Action Plan that targeted reducing greenhouse gas emissions 15% below 2010 levels citywide by 2020.

The city conducts greenhouse gas inventories, but these reports are not currently publicly available.

Energy Reduction Goal

The city’s 2012 Climate Action Plan includes a goal to reduce energy use in all buildings 13% below a 2010 baseline by 2020.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

Boston has formally adopted goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50% below 2016 levels by 2030 and to be carbon neutral by 2050. These goals are included in the city's Imagine Boston 2030 plan.

The city reports emissions data to the Carbon Disclosure Project. The city also publicly discloses emissions data on an online dashboard. The Analyze Boston webpage displays raw emissions data.   

Energy Reduction Goal

Greenovate Boston includes a tiered 2020 goal to reduce energy consumption 25% in the first 20 million square feet of Buildings Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) buildings, 12.5% in 40 million square feet of BERDO buildings, and 5% in 60 million square feet of BERDO buildings.

Renewable Energy Goal

Boston’s Greenovate Boston plan established a 2020 goal of 10MW of commercial solar and to increase energy use from co-generation to 15%.

Energy Data Reporting

The city releases raw community-wide energy data on its Analyze Boston webpage.

Last updated: June 2019

Boulder's Climate Commitment draft report contains a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050.   We did not collect information on the extent of stakeholder involvement in the setting of the 2050 goal.

Last updated: October 2015

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan has a community-wide goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20% below 2007 levels by 2020 and 30% by 2030. The city released one community-wide greenhouse gas inventory for 2008.

Energy Reduction Goal

The city does not have a community-wide energy reduction goal, but the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan highlights green buildings and retrofits as a key component of their greenhouse gas reduction strategy.

Renewable Energy Goal

The City of Bridgeport does not have an explicit renewable energy target, but the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan states a general intention to increase the amount of renewable resources.

Energy Data Reporting

The city uploads community-wide energy data on an online dashboard as part of their participation in Energize Connecticut’s Clean Energy Communities initiative. 

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

We could not find a community-wide climate mitigation goal, but the city’s Energy Master Plan includes a community-wide greenhouse gas inventory.

Energy Reduction Goal

The city does not have an energy reduction goal, but the Energy Master Plan identifies approaches to improving Buffalo’s energy efficiency.

Renewable Energy Goal

The city does not have a renewable energy generation goal.

Energy Data Reporting

The city’s 2015 Energy Master Plan includes community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

The Burlington Climate Action Plan set a target to bring greenhouse gas emissions down to 2010 levels by 2016 and reduce community greenhouse gas emissions 10% below 2010 levels by 2025.  The Burlington Climate Action Plan and some its actions items are incorporated into the 2011 Municipal Development Plan that was been referred to the City Council for adoption.  We did not collect information on the extent of stakeholder involvement in the setting of goals.

Last updated: October 2015

Carrboro’s Board of Aldermen adopted Resolution 78/2009-10 to reduce the town’s greenhouse gas emissions to a 350 parts per million in the atmosphere, but the goal has not been quantified in terms of energy efficiency, consumption, or intensity. Carrboro also participated in the Orange County Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory which identified three potential tiers of greenhouse gas emissions reductions.  The town is actively forming a task force to support a community plan and planning a community forum later in 2014.

Last updated: April 2014

Climate Mitigation Goal

In the Strategic Energy Master Plan, Charlotte adopted a goal to reduce GHG emissions to 2tCO2e per capita by 2050, using a 2015 baseline.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Charlottesville’s 2012 Emissions Report Update identified goals to prevent increases in community-wide greenhouse gas emissions in the near-term and reduce community-wide emissions 10% under 2000 levels by 2035.  The goal was formally codified when the Emissions Report Update was adopted into the 2013 Comprehensive Plan by reference.  We did not collect information on the extent of stakeholder involvement in the development of goals.

Last updated: October 2015

Climate Mitigation Goal

Mayor Emanuel’s 2017 Executive Order commits the City of Chicago to the goal of reducing citywide greenhouse gas emissions by at least 26% below 2005 levels by 2025 in line with the Paris Accord.   

The city has released greenhouse gas inventories for the years 2005, 2010, 2015.

Energy Reduction Goal

Chicago's participates in the Better Buildings Challenge, where it set a goal to reduce building energy use 20% below 2011 levels by 2022. 

Renewable Energy Goal

Resilient Chicago, the city’s resilience strategy, includes a goal to transition to 100% renewable energy in buildings across the city by 2035.

Energy Data Reporting

The city’s greenhouse gas inventory includes community-wide energy data. The city has released greenhouse gas inventories for the years 2005, 2010, 2015.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The City of Chula Vista adheres to California’s climate mitigation goals in its Climate Action Plan. These goals include community-wide greenhouse gas reduction goals of 15% below 2005 levels by 2020 and 55% by 2030.

The city conducts greenhouse gas inventories biennially. The city’s most recent inventory was released in 2018 and records emissions from 2014.

Energy Reduction Goal

The city does not have an energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

As part of the city’s Climate Action Plan, the city has a community-wide goal of consuming 100% of its electricity from renewable resources by 2035.

Energy Data Reporting

Community-wide energy data is included in the city’s greenhouse gas inventories.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The 2018 Green Cincinnati Plan established a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 84% below 2006 levels by 2050, with an interim goal of 40% below 2006 levels by 2028.

Cincinnati conducted a greenhouse gas emissions inventory in 2015.

Energy Reduction Goal

The 2018 Green Cincinnati Plan established a goal to reduce energy consumption 2% annually.

Renewable Energy Goal

The city committed to using 100% renewable energy by 2035.

The city has an interim goal to triple renewable energy assets for residents and businesses within 5 years, per the 2018 Green Cincinnati Plan.

Energy Data Reporting

Community-wide energy emissions data is included in the 2015 greenhouse gas inventory.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Climate Action Plan includes goals to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions 16% below 2010 levels by 2020, 40% by 2030, and 80% by 2050.

The city’s greenhouse gas inventory records emissions from 2010 to 2016.

Energy Reduction Goal

The Climate Action Plan includes goals of reducing residential and commercial energy use 50% under 2010 levels by 2030 and industrial use by 30% under 2010 levels by 2030.

Renewable Energy Goal

The 2018 update to the Climate Action Plan includes a goal of having 100% of electricity supplied by renewable sources by 2050, with interim goals of 15% by 2022 and 25% by 2030.

Energy Data Reporting

The city’s greenhouse gas inventories include community-wide energy data.  

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Green Memo III includes a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 20% below 2013 levels by 2020.

Greenhouse gas emissions data is included in the Green Memo III. The city also reports annual inventories to the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Energy Reduction Goal

The Green Memo III establishes a goal to reduce energy use 20% below 2013 levels by 2020.

Renewable Energy Goal

The Green Memo III established a goal to use 10% renewable energy by 2020. 

Energy Data Reporting

The city’s reports community-wide energy data to the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

Dallas's 2030 District set a goal to reduce emissions in the Central Business District 50% by 2030. The city does not have a community-wide climate mitigation goal.

The city does report greenhouse gas emissions in periodic reports to the Carbon Disclosure Project. The city’s most recent greenhouse gas inventory was released in 2019 and reports emissions from 2015.

Energy Reduction Goal

The Dallas 2030 District initiative has a goal to reduce energy use 50% by 2030 for the downtown area. The city does not have a community-wide energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

The city does not have a renewable energy goal.

Energy Data Reporting

The city has reported energy emissions in its greenhouse gas inventory.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city’s 80x50 Climate Action Plan sets a long-term goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050 compared to 2005 levels. The plan also sets emissions reduction goals at five years intervals. The 2020 goal is to reduce emissions 15% below 2005 levels.

The city released greenhouse gas emissions data on an online dashboard.

Energy Reduction Goal

The 80x50 Climate Action Plan sets a goal of reducing commercial and multifamily building energy use 50% by 2050. Like the city’s climate mitigation goal, the energy reduction goal has interim goals. The 2020 goal is to reduce energy use 10% in these buildings by 2020. The city also has a goal to reduce energy use in single-family homes 10% by 2025.

Renewable Energy Goal

The city’s 80x50 Climate Action Plan has a goal of generating 100% of its electricity with renewable energy sources by 2030.

Energy Data Reporting

The city’s greenhouse gas website includes community-wide energy emissions.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

As the city is pursuing the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement, the city has thus committed to a greenhouse gas emissions reduction of at least 26% below 2005 levels by 2025.

The city has conducted one greenhouse gas inventory.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

In 2011, the Dubuque City Council adopted a goal to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions 50% below 2003 levels by 2030.  The Dubuque Community Greenhouse Gas Reduction Task Force, comprised of nonprofit organizations, faith based organizations, and businesses, brought the goal to the city council for adoption. 

Last updated: October 2013

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

The city is a Better Buildings Challenge partner. Fort Worth established a goal to reduce energy intensity 20% below 2009 levels by 2020 in 5.7 million square feet of building space.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city’s Better Buildings Challenge partner profile page includes energy data towards the city’s goal, but the city does not publish city-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.  

Energy Data Reporting

The city has not publicly reported community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a quantitative climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal, but the city’s Climate Action Plan states the intention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a quantitative community-wide energy reduction goal for the city, but the Climate Action Plan states broad intentions to reduce energy use.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a quantitative community-wide renewable energy goal for the city, but the Climate Action Plan identifies increasing renewable energy use as central to the Climate Action Plan.

Energy Data Reporting

The city’s online dashboard includes community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.  

Energy Reduction Goal

The city does not have an energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.   

Energy Data Reporting

The state of Hawaii’s Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism releases monthly energy data for Honolulu.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

While Houston’s Mayor Parker pledged the city to an 80% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions below 2005 by 2050, we were unable to verify if the city formally adopted the goal through a mayoral action or city council resolution.

The city publishes community-wide greenhouse gas inventories through the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Energy Reduction Goal

Houston participates in the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge and has committed to a 20% energy use reduction by 2020 for 30 million square feet of public and private buildings.

Renewable Energy Goal

The city does not have a community-wide renewable energy goal.

Energy Data Reporting

An online dashboard displays progress towards the city’s Better Buildings Challenge goal.  

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city has committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

The Thrive Indianapolis plan includes community-wide greenhouse gas emissions data for 2010, 2013, and 2016.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

Thrive Indianapolis established a renewable energy goal of having 20% of energy consumed come from renewable sources by 2025.

Energy Data Reporting

The Thrive Indianapolis plan includes building energy use data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Climate Protection Plan includes a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30% below 2000 levels by 2020 and 80% below 2000 levels by 2050.

The city has released multiple greenhouse gas inventories.

Energy Reduction Goal

The Climate Protection Plan includes a goal to reduce community-wide energy use 50% by 2050.

Renewable Energy Goal

The Climate Protection Plan also includes a goal to use renewable energy to power 50% of community demand by 2050.  

Energy Data Reporting

The city’s greenhouse gas inventories include community energy data.  

Last updated: June 2019

Knoxville’s Energy and Sustainability Work Plan sets a goal to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions 20% below 2005 levels by 2020 although we cannot confirm the goal was adopted.  We did not collect information on the extent of stakeholder involvement in the setting of the goal.

Last updated: October 2015

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city’s Energy and Sustainability Work Plan set a goal to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions 20% below 2005 levels by 2020.

The city has released three greenhouse gas inventories for the years 2009, 2014, and 2017. The city also discloses community-wide emissions to the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Energy Reduction Goal

The city does not have a community-wide energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

The city does not have a community-wide renewable energy goal.

Energy Data Reporting

The city has included some community energy data in its greenhouse gas inventories from 2009, 2014, and 2017.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a community-wide greenhouse gas reduction goal. Las Vegas is included in regional greenhouse gas inventories conducted for the entirety of Clark County.

Energy Reduction Goal

The 2045 Downtown Master Plan develops a strategy and goal to achieve net-zero energy status in downtown Las Vegas by 2045.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city. 

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data. 

Last updated: June 2019

Lawrence’s Climate Protection Plan set targets to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions 30% below 2005 levels by 2020, 50% below 2005 levels by 2030, 70% below 2005 levels by 2040, and 80% below 2005 levels by 2050, but the City Council did not formally adopt these goals. We did not collect information on the extent of stakeholder involvement in the setting of goals.

Last updated: October 2013

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a community-wide greenhouse gas reduction goal, but has released a memo detailing reduction goals that may be included in its Climate Action and Adaption Plan.

Long Beach has conducted one greenhouse gas inventory for the year 2015.

Energy Reduction Goal

The Sustainable City Action Plan sets goals to reduce community electricity use 15% by 2020 and community natural gas use 10% by 2020.

Renewable Energy Goal

The Sustainable City Action Plan also sets a goal to install 8 megawatts of solar energy within the community by 2020.

Energy Data Reporting

The city’s 2015 greenhouse gas inventory includes energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Green New Deal city plan includes a goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

Emissions data is included in the Sustainable City pLAn annual reports. The city’s sustainability dashboard also includes emissions data.

Energy Reduction Goal

The Sustainable City pLAn includes an energy reduction goal for all buildings of 14% per square foot below 2013 levels by 2025 and 30% per square foot below 2013 levels by 2035. The pLAn also established a goal to use efficiency to deliver 15% of electricity needs by 2020 through rebates, incentives, and education.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The Sustainable City pLAn annual reports include some community energy data.  

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

Louisville adopted a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% below 2016 levels by 2050. 

Energy Reduction Goal

The Sustain Louisville plan includes a goal to reduce per capita energy use 25% below 2012 levels by 2025.

Renewable Energy Goal

The city does not have a community-wide renewable energy goal.

Energy Data Reporting

The city’s tracks community energy use data internally, but these have not been made public.

Last updated: June 2019

The Madison Sustainability Plan was adopted by the Madison Common Council in May 2012 by City Resolution 21481.  It sets goals to both reduce Madison’s community-wide carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 and actively involve 20% of Madison residents in energy efficiency and climate change programs by 2030.  We did not collect information on the extent of stakeholder involvement in the setting of goals.

Last updated: October 2013

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

Memphis does not have a greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal. The city and county have released one greenhouse gas inventory using 2016 data.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The municipal utility’s annual reports includes community-wide energy data.  

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city releases community-wide energy data for the residential, commercial, and public sectors on an open data portal.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

MiPlan includes a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 2006 levels by 2020.

Energy Reduction Goal

The city has a goal to reduce energy use to achieve an emissions reduction of 1,688,000 MtCO2e by 2020.

Renewable Energy Goal

Miami adopted a goal to use 100% renewable energy. The goal does not have a target date.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

Keeping in line with the Paris Climate Agreement, Milwaukee adopted a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2025.

Energy Reduction Goal

Milwaukee participates in the Better Buildings Challenge and thus established a goal to reduce energy use 20% below a 2009 baseline by 2020.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

Minneapolis has set goals in its Climate Action Plan to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 30% under 2006 levels by 2025 and 80% under 2006 levels by 2050.

The city has released comprehensive greenhouse gas inventories for the years of 2013, 2014, and 2015. The city also releases citywide emissions data on an online tracking page.

Energy Reduction Goal

The city’s Climate Action Plan set goals of increasing the energy efficiency of commercial and residential buildings by 20% and 15% respectively by 2025 relative to a growth baseline.       

Renewable Energy Goal

Minneapolis’s city council formally adopted a community-wide goal of 100% renewable energy by 2030.

Energy Data Reporting

The Clean Energy Partnership annual report includes community-wide energy data. The city’s Energy Benchmarking Dashboard illustrates the energy and water efficiency of over 400 commercial buildings within the city.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Livable Nashville Recommendations include goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% below 2014 levels by 2050, with interim goals of a 20% by 2020 and 40% by 2030.

The Recommendations also include greenhouse gas inventory results from the years 2005, 2011, and 2014.

Energy Reduction Goal

The Livable Nashville Recommendations include a goal to reduce building resource use 75% below 2017 levels by 2050, with interim reduction goals of 25% by 2030, and 10% by 2020. 

Renewable Energy Goal

The Livable Nashville Recommendations include goals to increase renewable energy capacity to 10 megawatts by 2020 and to 30% of the fuel mix powering the community by 2030.

Energy Data Reporting

Livable Nashville Recommendations include energy emissions from the residential, commercial, and industrial sector.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

Through the Climate and Sustainability Framework, New Haven established a goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, with an interim goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 55% below 1999 levels by 2030.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Climate Action Strategy established a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50% by 2030.

The Climate Action Strategy and the climate action webpage both include emissions data.

Energy Reduction Goal

The Climate Action Strategy included a goal to achieve 3.3% annual energy savings by 2030.

Renewable Energy Goal

The Climate Action Strategy established goals to achieve 100% low-carbon electricity and install 255 megawatts of local solar capacity. Low-carbon electricity includes renewable energy sources, energy efficiency measures, and nuclear energy.

Energy Data Reporting

The Climate Action Strategy and the climate action webpage include energy emissions data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

One City: Built to Last includes a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30% below 2005 baseline by 2025. The 80x50 plan establishes a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% below 2005 levels by 2050.

New York City also releases annual greenhouse gas inventories.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

One City: Built to Last includes a goal to install 250 MW of private sector solar capacity by 2025.

Energy Data Reporting

Community-wide energy data is included in the city’s greenhouse gas inventories.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Sustainability Plan sets a goal to reduce emissions to 1990 levels by 2020.  

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

Oakland’s Energy and Climate Action Plan set a long-term community-wide greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 83% by 2050 compared to a 2005 baseline. The city also established interim goals of a 36% reduction by 2020 and a 56% reduction by 2030.

The city released a 2015 greenhouse gas inventory, which includes results from all previous inventories. 

Energy Reduction Goal

The city’s Energy and Climate Action Plan set goals to reduce electricity use 32% below 2005 levels by 2020 and natural gas use 14% below 2005 levels by 2020.

Renewable Energy Goal

The city has set goals of producing 62,000 MWh and 2.7 million therms by 2020.

Energy Data Reporting

PG&E provides energy data for Oakland, however access to the webpage is currently not available.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

Omaha’s Master Plan establishes a goal to reduce energy use per capita 20% between 2010 and 2020 and then 20% every ten years.

Renewable Energy Goal

The Master Plan includes a goal to increase renewable energy generation to 20% of total energy use in 2010 by 2030 and shift energy generation to renewable resource by 20% every 10 years thereafter.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Community Sustainability Action Plan establishes a greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 90% below 2007 levels by 2040.

Energy Reduction Goal

Orlando plans to achieve a community-wide energy reduction of 25% below 2010 levels by 2040, as stated in the Community Sustainability Action Plan.

Renewable Energy Goal

Orlando plans to generate 100% of it community-wide electricity by 2050, as stated in the Community Sustainability Action Plan.

Energy Data Reporting

OUC’s annual and financial reports include community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Park City’s Community Carbon Roadmap sets a goal to reduce community greenhouse gas emissions 15% below 2005 levels by 2020.  In addition to the greenhouse gas goal, the City Council adopted several broad goals for energy conservation and efficiency.  We did not collect information on the extent of stakeholder involvement in the setting of goals.

Last updated: October 2015

Climate Mitigation Goal

Powering Our Future: A Clean Energy Vision established a community-wide goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 28% below 2006 levels by 2025 and 80% by 2050.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

Powering Our Future: A Clean Energy Vision establishes a goal of consuming 100% of electricity from carbon-free resources by 2050.

Energy Data Reporting

The city reports community energy data on an online dashboard.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The 2050 Sustainability Goals established goals to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060 and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% to 90% below 2012 levels by 2050. The city council has approved an interim greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 30% by 2025.

Phoenix has conducted greenhouse gas inventories for calendar years for 2012 and 2016.  

Energy Reduction Goal

The 2050 Sustainability Goals established a goal to achieve net-positive energy and materials in all buildings.

Renewable Energy Goal

The city has committed to a long-term goal of 100% renewable energy use. The 2050 Sustainability Goals also established a goal to source 15% of energy use from renewable resources by 2025.

Energy Data Reporting

The city’s 2016 greenhouse gas inventory includes community energy emissions data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Climate Action Plan 3.0 commits Pittsburgh to greenhouse gas reduction goals of 20% below 2003 levels by 2023, 50% by 2030 and 80% by 2050.

Climate Action Plan 3.0 also includes a greenhouse gas inventory for the city.

Energy Reduction Goal

The city’s Climate Action Plan 3.0 also established an energy use reduction goal of 50% below 2003 levels by 2030.

Renewable Energy Goal

Mayor Peduto pledged the city would achieve a community-wide goal of generating 100% renewable energy by 2030.

Energy Data Reporting

The Climate Action Plan 3.0 include community energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Climate Action Plan establishes a community-wide greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 80% below 1990 levels by 2050. The plan includes an interim goal of a 40% emission reduction below 1909 level by 2030.

Energy Reduction Goal

The Climate Action Plan includes a goal to reduce total energy use 25% in all buildings built before 2010 by 2025.

Renewable Energy Goal

Portland City Council passed Resolution No. 37289 which established goals of supplying 100% of community-wide electricity from renewable energy resource by 2035, and supplying 100% of all community energy needs with renewable sources by 2050.

Energy Data Reporting

Though the local utility reports community-wide energy use to the city, energy data is not available to the public.

Last updated: March 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

With Executive Order 2016-3, Providence has adopted a goal to become carbon-neutral by 2050.

Energy Reduction Goal

The city does not have a community-wide energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

The city does not have a community-wide renewable energy goal.

Energy Data Reporting

The city uploads community-wide energy data for the residential and commercial sectors onto an online sustainability dashboard.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a quantitative greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal, but Planning Raleigh 2030 states the intention of the city to seek greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

The city has conducted two greenhouse house gas inventories.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a quantitative community-wide renewable energy goal for the city, but the city has released a renewable energy overview. The overview identified opportunities and provided recommendations for Raleigh to increase the city’s renewable energy capacity.

Energy Data Reporting

The city’s 2014 greenhouse gas inventory includes emissions from community-wide energy use.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

The ReEnergize Reno initiative set goals to increase commercial, industrial, and multifamily efficiency 20% by 2025.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The 2017 Sustainability Report includes a greenhouse gas inventory with some community energy emissions data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

RVAgreen 2050 plans on creating a roadmap to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% below 2008 levels by 2050.

Energy Reduction Goal

The 2012 RVAgreen plan included a general goal to reduce energy use, with a suggested goal of 1% reduction annually.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a quantifiable community-wide renewable energy goal for the city, but the 2012 RVAgreen plan included a general goal to increase renewable energy installations.   

Energy Data Reporting

The city releases progress reports towards the 2012 RVAgreen plan that include energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city’s climate action plan established greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals of 26.4% below 2007 levels by 2020 and 49% by 2035.

Energy Reduction Goal

The city has set goals in the Green Action Plan to save 1% of community-wide energy use per year based on a 2004 baseline and to reduce the city’s peak electric load 10%. 

Renewable Energy Goal

Goal 1 of Green Action Plan targets an increase the use of non-greenhouse gas emitting energy resources to 50% of total use by 2020, with renewable energy sources accounting for a 33% of the increase.

Energy Data Reporting

Riverside’s Public Utilities Division releases community-wide electricity data. Natural gas and other fuel data is not available online.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Climate Action Plan established a community-wide greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals of 20% below 2010 levels by 2020 and 40% below 2010 levels by 2030.

The Climate Action Plan includes a community-wide greenhouse gas inventory.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city’s Climate Action Plan includes citywide energy data from 2010. 

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The 2035 General Plan includes a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 83% below 2005 levels by 2050 with interim reduction goals of 15% by 2020 and 49% by 2035.

A community-wide greenhouse gas inventory is included in the 2017 General Plan Annual Report.

Energy Reduction Goal

The 2035 General Plan establishes a goal to reduce residential and commercial energy use 25% below 2005 levels by 2030.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The 2017 General Plan Annual Report includes community energy data from 2006 to 2017.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city has a goal to achieve carbon neutrality in the buildings sector by 2050.

The city has conducted one greenhouse gas inventory for 2015.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

Xcel Energy’s Community Energy Reports includes energy data for buildings.

Energy data is also made available on an online dashboard.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

With a joint resolution by the city council and mayor in 2016, Salt Lake City formally adopted a greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 80% below 2009 levels by 2040, with an interim reduction goal of 50% below 2009 levels by 2030.

The resolution also committed the city to conducting greenhouse gas emissions inventories every three year. The city’s releases emissions data to the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

The same 2016 joint resolution established a community-wide goal to achieve generating 100% of electricity from renewable sources by 2032.

Energy Data Reporting

The city releases community-wide energy data to the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city council passed a resolution in agreement with the Paris Climate Agreement. We could not verify if the city has a local quantitative climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

The city’s SA Tomorrow Sustainability Plan has a goal to reduce energy use for all buildings within the city from 116 kBtu per square foot in 2014 to 90 kBtu per square foot in 2040.

Renewable Energy Goal

The city has a goal to increase renewable energy use to 40% of the city’s electrical generation capacity by 2040.

Energy Data Reporting

The city reports community energy emissions in its greenhouse gas inventories.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Climate Action Plan established a greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 50% below 2010 levels by 2035, with interim reduction goals of 15% by 2020 and 40% by 2030.

Greenhouse gas inventories are included in the annual reports.

Energy Reduction Goal

The Climate Action Plan set a goal to reduce energy use by 15% per housing unit in 20% of residential units by 2020 and 50% of units by 2035.

Renewable Energy Goal

San Diego’s Climate Action Plan includes a goal to generate 100% of its community-wide energy from renewable sources by 2035.

Energy Data Reporting

The 2018 Annual Report Appendix includes community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

San Francisco City Ordinance 81-08 established a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% below 1990 levels by 2050, with an interim reduction goal of 40% reduction by 2025. In 2018, Mayor Mark Farrell committed San Francisco to a 100% greenhouse gas emissions reduction citywide by 2050.

The city has conducted a greenhouse gas inventory for 2016. The city also released emissions data on an open data portal and on an online dashboard.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commmission’s 2011 Updated Electricity Resource Plan lays out actions to meet a goal of generating 100% renewable electricity community-wide by 2030.

Energy Data Reporting

The city’s open data portal includes community-wide energy data and the city’s online dashboard displays energy emissions data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Climate Smart San Jose plan established greenhouse gas emission reduction goals of 80% below 1990 levels by 2050, with interim reduction goals of 4% by 2021, 28% by 2025, 36% by 2030, and 70% by 2040.

San Jose’s most recent greenhouse gas inventory accounts for 2014 emissions and includes results from the city’s 2008 greenhouse gas emissions inventory.

Energy Reduction Goal

The San Jose Green Vision plan establishes a goal to reduce per capita energy use 50% by 2022.

Climate Smart San Jose established an additional goal to reduce household energy consumption from 14,988 kWh in 2017 to 5,704 kWh by 2050, with interim reduction goals of 10,626 kWh by 2030 and 6,547 kWh by 2040.

Renewable Energy Goal

San Jose has a goal to install 1,362 megawatts of renewable energy generation capacity by 2050, passing the 1 GW mark in 2038, as stated in the Climate Smart San Jose plan. The plan also includes an interim goal of having 225 MW of renewable energy generation capacity by 2021.

Energy Data Reporting

The city reports community energy emissions data in its greenhouse gas inventory.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

Seattle’s Climate Action Plan established a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 58% below 2008 levels by 2030 and to achieve zero net core emissions by 2050. The Plan also establishes sector-specific emissions reduction goals of 82% from passenger vehicles and 39% from building energy by 2030.

The Seattle Office of Sustainability and Environment conducts community-wide greenhouse gas emissions inventories at three- to four-year intervals.

Energy Reduction Goal

The city’s Climate Action Plan sets a goal to reduce commercial and residential building energy use by 10% and 20% respectively by 2030.

Renewable Energy Goal

As hydroelectricity powers almost all of Seattle, the city does not have a renewable energy goal; however, the Seattle Climate Action Plan states the intention to maintain Seattle City Light’s status as a carbon-neutral utility.

Energy Data Reporting

The city’s greenhouse gas inventories include residential and commercial energy use data.  

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Sustainability Action Agenda sets a goal to reduce community-wide greenhouse gas emissions 25% below 2005 levels by 2020 and 80% below 2005 levels by 2050.

Energy Reduction Goal

While the city’s Climate Action & Adaption Plan and Energy Benchmarking program have the intention to reduce energy use within the community, neither have established a quantifiable energy reductions goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

The Board of Alderman approved a resolution to procure 100% of electricity from clean energy sources such as wind, solar, and energy efficiency measures by 2035.

Energy Data Reporting

The city has reported community energy data in its greenhouse gas inventory for the years 2005 and 2010.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The ISAP includes a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050, with an interim goal to reduce emissions 20% by 2020.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

St. Petersburg has adopted a goal to use 100% renewable electricity.

Energy Data Reporting

The city’s 2016 greenhouse gas inventory includes energy data for private buildings, public buildings, and the transportation sector.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city has a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2025, as stated in the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community energy reduction goal, though the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan includes a 2025 goal to reduce energy emissions 38.6% below a business-as-usual projection.

Renewable Energy Goal

The city adopted a goal to install renewable energy systems in 20% of existing commercial and residential buildings by 2025.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Tucson has conducted greenhouse gas inventories in 2012, 2014, and 2017.

Energy Reduction Goal

Tucson's 2030 District has a goal to reduce energy use 50% by 2030. 

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

In accordance with the State of Virginia’s 2014 Virginia Plan, the city’s comprehensive plan established a goal to reduce energy consumption 10% below 2006 levels by 2040.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Sustainable DC plan set a greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 50% by 2032. Mayor Bowser also committed the city to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

The District’s Department of Energy & Environment releases greenhouse gas inventories.

Energy Reduction Goal

The Sustainable DC plan included a goal to cut citywide energy use 50% by 2032. The plan included an additional goal to meet net-zero energy standards with all new developments.

Renewable Energy Goal

The Sustainable DC plan includes a goal to receive 50% of community energy from renewable sources by 2032. The District has created a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) to ensure this goal. The District’s Clean Energy DC Omnibus Act further strengthened the RPS to get 100% renewable by 2032 included a 5.5% local solar carve-out.

Energy Data Reporting

The District’s greenhouse gas inventories include citywide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide energy reduction goal for the city.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a community-wide renewable energy goal for the city.

Energy Data Reporting

The city does not report community-wide energy data.

Last updated: June 2019