State and Local Policy Database

Local Government Climate and Energy Goals

Energy efficiency targets for local government operations help to coordinate and focus efficiency efforts and streamline investments across departments. Setting and codifying a clear commitment helps provide a point of reference against which a city can measure its progress.

This sub-category includes information on the following topics:

  • Established energy efficiency-related goals for local government operations (including reductions in GHGs, energy intensity)
  • Codification, executive action, or other formal adoption of the goal
  • Stakeholder involvement in developing goals and related strategies.
  • Progress toward goals, whether the government is on track to meet its goals.

Climate Mitigation Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

Albuquerque has a goal to reduce local governement energy use 58% by 2029 through lighting upgrades.

Renewable Energy Goal

Albuquerque has a goal to reach 100% renewable energy by 2022.

Last updated: March 2019

Arlington’s Community Energy Plan calls for a reduction in county government greenhouse gas emissions of 76% below 2007 levels by 2050.  The Arlington County Board adopted Arlington’s greenhouse gas reductions targets in June of 2013 and incorporated them into the County’s Comprehensive Plan.  

Reporting

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

Last updated: May 2017

Climate Mitigation Goal

Atlanta identified a goal to reduce emissions from existing municipal operations by 20% by 2020, 40% by 2030, and 80% by 2050 – from 2009 levels – in its 2015 Climate Action Plan, housed under its citywide sustainability initiative called Power to Change. ACEEE does not project the city will meet its GHG emissions reduction goal for municipal operations because no data was available to make a projection. 

Energy Reduction Goal

Atlanta has a goal to reduce municipal energy use 20% by 2020, from a 2009 baseline. The city also has a goal under DOE’s Better Buildings Challenge (BBC) that includes municipal buildings. 

Renewable Energy Goal

Atlanta aims to use clean energy to power 100% of city operations by 2022.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

Aurora has a goal to reduce local government greenhouse gas emissions 10% by 2025 using a 2007 baseline. ACEEE does not project the city will achieve its GHG emissions reduction goal for municipal operations because no data was available to make a projection. 

Energy Reduction Goal 

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

In 2007, the Austin City Council approved Resolution No. 20070215-023, which formally established climate and energy goals for the City of Austin’s operations.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Resolution committed the City of Austin to achieve carbon-neutral municipal operations by 2020. To meet this goal, Austin must reduce per capita emissions 7.69% annually. The city is on track to meet its climate mitigation goals. Austin releases data on greenhouse gas emissions on its sustainability dashboard.

Energy Reduction Goal

The City set a goal to reduce energy consumption in buildings 5% each year through 2020. Progress towards the goal is published on the city’s sustainability dashboard.

Renewable Energy Goal

Austin has used renewable energy to power 100% of municipal operations since 2011.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding an energy reduction goal for municipal operations.

Renewable Energy Goal

We were unable to find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

The City of Baltimore formally adopted the 2019 Sustainability Plan to drive climate and energy action in both the community and municipal operations.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The 2019 Sustainability Plan establishes a goal to reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions 30% below 2007 levels by 2023, with an interim reduction goal of 25% by 2020. The goals align with those put forth by the Paris Climate Agreement. ACEEE does not project the city will achieve its GHG emissions reduction goal for municipal operations because no data was available to make a projection. 

Energy Reduction Goal

The city adopted the Strategic Management Energy Plan that established a goal to reduce municipal energy use by 30% below 2006 levels by 2022.

Renewable Energy Goal

Baltimore aims to use renewable energy to power 20% of city-owned building energy use by 2022.

Last updated: June 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding an energy reduction goal for municipal operations.

Renewable Energy Goal

We were unable to find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

The City of Boston’s Imagine Boston 2030 plan outlines goals the entire city, including the local government, must realize.

Climate Mitigation Goal

Boston established a goal to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2050. Page 342 of the Imagine Boston 2030 plan sets interim reduction goals of 25% by 2020 and 50% by 2030. To meet this goal, Boston must reduce per capita emissions by 3.82% annually. The city is on track to meet its climate mitigation goals.

Energy Reduction Goal

The City of Boston participates in the Better Buildings Challenge to achieve an energy use reduction of 20% below 2010 levels by 2023 in municipal buildings. To maintain its Massachusetts Green Community designation, Boston is required to reduce municipal energy use by 20% within five years.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a quantitative municipal renewable energy goal. Action 1.74 of the 2014 Climate Action Plan states the general intention to increase municipal consumption of renewable, combined heat and power, and district energy services.

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

The City of Bridgeport released the Bridgeport Municipal Plan in 2010. The Plan outlines several efficiency and resource conservation actions the city may pursue.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Plan established a goal to reduce emissions from municipal operations 30% below 2007 levels by 2030. ACEEE does not project the city will meet its GHG emissions reduction goal for local government operations because no data was available to make a projection. 

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

The City of Buffalo released the Energy Master Plan to guide its municipal energy conservation efforts.

Climate Mitigation Goal

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

Energy Reduction Goal

The Energy Master Plan establishes a goal to reduce energy use in municipal buildings 20% below 2009 levels by 2020.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

The Climate Action Plan calls on Burlington to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from government operations to 2010 levels by 2016 and reduce emissions 20% below 2010 levels by 2025.  We do not know if these greenhouse gas emissions targets were formally adopted by the city council.  We did not collect information on the extent to which formal agency stakeholder groups were involved in setting the goals.

Last updated: October 2015

Carrboro’s Board of Aldermen adopted Resolution 78/2009-10 articulating a vision to reduce the community’s greenhouse gas emissions by the proportional amount required to keep carbon dioxide levels under 350 parts per million in the atmosphere.  The town has not formally adopted a government operations goal to this end, but it is actively studying a 2% to 7% annual greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal with stakeholders.  

Last updated: April 2014

Climate Mitigation Goal

Charlotte has a goal to reduce local government greenhouse gas emissions 100% by 2030. ACEEE does not project the city will achieve its GHG emissions reduction goal for municipal operations. 

Energy Reduction Goal

We were unable to find an energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

Charlotte aims to use 100% zero-carbon energy for city buildings and fleet by 2030. 

Last updated: June 2019

Charlottesville’s 2012 Emissions Report Update identified a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from local government operations by 1% annually.  The goal was formally codified when the Emissions Report Update was adopted into the 2013 Comprehensive Plan by reference.  Charlottesville also has an energy reduction goal for local government operations, but we could not confirm the details of the goal.  We did not collect information on the extent to which formal agency stakeholder groups were involved in setting the goal. 

Last updated: October 2015

The City of Chicago’s sustainability goals derive mostly from mayoral executive orders. Previously, the city released the Sustainable Chicago 2015 plan to guide municipal climate and energy action.

Climate Mitigation Goal

Executive Order No. 2017-1 committed the entire city to greenhouse gas emission reductions equal to those outlined in the United Nations Convention Framework on Climate Change. The commitment would achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions of 26% to 28%. ACEEE does not project the city will achieve its GHG emissions reduction goal for local government operations. 

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel pledged city buildings will consume 100% renewable energy by 2025.

Last updated: June 2019

The City of Chula Vista’s City Operations Sustainability Plan establishes energy goals for the municipal government. The 2017 Climate Action Plan also highlights municipal actions.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The City of Chula Vista succeeded in achieving a goal to reduce municipal emissions 20% below 1990 levels, however, the city currently does not have a climate mitigation goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

The City Operations Sustainability Plan established a municipal energy reduction goal of 20% below 2010 levels by 2020.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

The Green Cincinnati Plan establishes both municipal and community-wide goals for the City of Cincinnati.

Climate Mitigation Goal

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

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

The Green Cincinnati Plan set a goal to use 100% renewable energy for city government operations by 2035.

Last updated: March 2019

The City of Cleveland’s Sustainable Cleveland Municipal Action Plan (SC-MAP) establishes comprehensive climate and energy goals for the Cleveland’s city government.

Climate Mitigation Goal

SC-MAP establishes a goal to reduce municipal emissions 45% by 2030, with an interim reduction goal of 20% by 2020. To meet this goal, Cleveland must reduce per capita emissions by 2.46% annually. The city is currently on track to meet its goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

SC-MAP sets a goal to reduce total energy use 20% below 2010 levels by 2030, with an interim reduction goal of 10% by 2020. Within this goal, the city plans to reduce building energy goal 50% below 2010 levels by 2030, with an interim goal of 20% by 2020. The city also participates in the Better Buildings Challenge to reduce energy use 20% below 2010 levels by 2022. Cleveland is not on track to meet its municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

As stated in SC-MAP, Cleveland city government plans to install on-site renewable energy systems to meet 5% of energy use by 2030, with an interim goal of 2% by 2020.

Last updated: June 2019

The City of Columbus’s Sustainable Columbus initiative is the primary driver behind the city’s climate and energy actions in municipal operations.

Climate Mitigation Goal

Columbus adopted a goal to reduce municipal greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2020. ACEEE does not project the city will meet its GHG emissions reduction goal for local government operations because no data was available to make a projection. 

Energy Reduction Goal

Columbus as a goal to reduce local government energy use 20% by 2020.

Renewable Energy Goal

Green Memo III includes a goal to purchase renewable energy credits to account for 100% of municipal energy use by 2020.

Last updated: June 2019

The City of Dallas released sustainability progress reports that included municipal climate and energy action information. The last progress report was released in 2015.

Climate Mitigation Goal

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

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: June 2019

Executive Order No. 123 established Denver’s Office of Sustainability. The Office is responsible for establishing sustainability goals and thus released the 2020 sustainability goals for both the community and local government.

Climate Mitigation Goal

Denver’s city government established a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to less than 354,000 MTCO2e by 2020. Progress towards municipal climate goals can be found on the city’s 2017 Progress Report. To meet this goal, Denver must reduce its per capita emissions by 1.32% annually. The city is on track to meet its greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

The city’s 2020 municipal goals establish an energy reduction target of 20%. The city also participates in the Better Buildings Challenge.  The city is on track to meet its energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

The 2020 municipal goals state the intention to double renewable energy use.

Last updated: June 2019

The City of Detroit has not adopted a municipal climate or sustainability action plan, but the city is in the process of drafting its first plan.

Climate Mitigation Goal

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

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

The Dubuque City Council adopted a community-wide goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 50% below 2003 levels by 2030, but municipal activities are expected to make up a significant portion of this reduction.  We did not collect information on the extent to which formal agency stakeholder groups were involved in setting the goal.

Last updated: October 2013

The City of El Paso has not adopted a municipal climate or sustainability action plan. 

Climate Mitigation Goal

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

Energy Reduction Goal

El Paso participates in the Better Buildings Challenge to achieve a municipal energy use reduction of 20% below 2009 levels by 2020.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

The City of Fort Worth created the Sustainability Task Force to ensure sustainable economic growth. The Task Force is also entrusted with improving municipal operations to achieve citywide sustainability goals.

Climate Mitigation Goal

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

Energy Reduction Goal

The city participates in the Better Buildings Challenge to achieve an energy use reduction of 20% below 2009 levels by 2020. Municipal buildings are included in the city’s commitment to the challenge.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

The City of Grand Rapids’s Sustainability Plan FY2017 – FY2021 focuses on improving the sustainability of municipal operations and the community, including in the climate and energy sectors.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Sustainability Plan establishes a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from municipal operations by 25% below 2009 levels by 2021. ACEEE does not project the city will achieve its GHG emissions reduction goal for local government operations because no data was available to make a projection. 

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

The Sustainability Plan also includes a goal for the city government to use 100% renewable energy for its operations.

Last updated: March 2019

Both the City of Hartford’s Climate Action Plan and Energy Plan include climate and energy goals for municipal operations.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city joined the We’re Still In campaign and adopted a citywide greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal that aligns with the Paris Climate Agreement.

Energy Reduction Goal

As stated in the Energy Plan, the city previously had a goal to reduce energy use in municipal operations by 20% by 2018, but we did not find information regarding a current energy reduction goal for municipal operations.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding an energy reduction goal for municipal operations.

Renewable Energy Goal

We were unable to find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

The City of Honolulu municipal government follows many of the State of Hawaii’s climate and renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives.

Climate Mitigation Goal

As part of the Chicago Climate Charter, the City and County of Honolulu committed to greenhouse gas emissions reductions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement. Additionally, Hawaii has committed to achieving carbon neutrality by 2045.

Energy Reduction Goal

The State’s Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard sets a goal to meet 70% of Hawaii’s energy demand through energy efficiency and renewable energy measures.

Renewable Energy Goal

Hawaii’s Renewable Portfolio Standard mandates 100% renewable energy use by 2045.

Last updated: March 2019

The City of Houston is in the process of drafting the city’s first climate action plan for city operations and community. The plan’s main objective is to guide the city to carbon neutrality by 2050.

Climate Mitigation Goal

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

Energy Reduction Goal

Through the Better Buildings Challenge, the city established a goal to achieve 20% energy reduction below 2008 levels by 2020. Municipal buildings account for 7 million out of 30 million square feet of the city’s commitment.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: June 2019

The City of Indianapolis’s Thrive Indianapolis Draft Plan includes both municipal and community goals.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city has a goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. ACEEE does not project the city will achieve its carbon neutrality goal for municipal operations because no data was available to make a projection. 

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

The Thrive Indianapolis Draft Plan establishes a goal for the city government to increase renewable energy use to 25% by 2020, with a commitment to study pathways to 100% renewable energy by 2028.

Last updated: March 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding an energy reduction goal for municipal operations.

Renewable Energy Goal

We were unable to find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

Kansas City’s Resolution No. 170586 established many of the city government’s municipal climate and energy goals. The city’s 2008 Climate Action Plan also includes relevant municipal goals. Kansas City Resolution No. 080754 formally adopted the goals recommended by the 2008 Climate Action Plan.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The 2008 Climate Action Plan includes a greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 30% below 2000 levels by 2020. To meet this goal, the city must reduce per capita emissions by 2% annually. Kansas City is on track to meet its municipal emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

Kansas City aims to reduce local governement energy use 50% by 2050. The Resolution includes a goal to achieve ENERGY STAR certification for 90% of municipal buildings over 25,000 square feet.

Renewable Energy Goal

The Resolution commits the city to procuring 100% of electricity from renewable energy resources by 2020.

Last updated: June 2019

The city’s stated goals for its local government operations are to reduce greenhouse emissions 12% under 2005 levels by 2012, 15% by 2015, and 20% by 2020.  In 2012, the City Council passed a resolution adopting the 20% by 2020 energy reduction goal.

Last updated: October 2015

The City of Knoxville Energy and Sustainability Initiative includes both municipal and community climate action initiatives.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Energy and Sustainability Initiative states a goal to reduce municipal emissions 20% below 2005 levels by 2020. To meet this goal, the city must reduce per capita emissions by 1.1% annually. Knoxville is not on track to meet its goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

The city participates in the Better Buildings Challenge to reduce energy use 20% below 2010 levels by 2022.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

The Sustainable Energy Strategy and 2013 Strategic Business Plan establish the City of Las Vegas’s climate and energy goals and initiatives.

Climate Mitigation Goal

Las Vegas has a goal to reduce local government greenhouse gas emissions 100% by 2050, using a 2010 baseline. ACEEE projects the city will meet its GHG emissions reduction goal for local government operations. 

Energy Reduction Goal

Las Vegas aims to reduce local government energy use 30% by 2050 using energy efficiency.

Renewable Energy Goal

Las Vegas municipal operations have been powered 100% by renewable energy sources since 2016.

Last updated: June 2019

The Climate Protection Plan called for goals applying to both the community-at-large and local government operations that would reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30% below 2005 levels by 2020, 50% by 2030, 70% by 2040, and 80% by 2050.  Horizon 2020, the city and county's long-range planning document, recently incorporated an environment chapter, which refers to the recommendations made in the Climate Protection Plan.  We did not collect information on the extent to which formal agency stakeholder groups were involved in setting the goal.

Last updated: October 2015

The City of Long Beach’s Sustainable City Action Plan includes both municipal and community climate and energy goals.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Sustainable City Action Plan establishes a goal to reduce municipal greenhouse gas emissions by 15% by 2020. ACEEE does not project the city will meet its GHG emissions reduction goal for local government operations. 

Energy Reduction Goal

The Plan also establishes goals to reduce electricity and natural gas use in municipal operations by 25% and 15% respectively by 2020.

Renewable Energy Goal

The Plan also includes a goal to increase on-site solar energy capacity on municipal facilities to 2 megawatts.

Last updated: March 2019

The Sustainable City pLAn is the primary roadmap for the City of Los Angeles’s climate and energy goals. The city releases annual progress reports for the pLAn.

Climate Mitigation Goal

In 2018, Mayor Garcetti committed Los Angeles to achieving citywide carbon-neutrality by 2050. For municipal operations, the city has an interim goal to lower greenhouse gas emissions to less 502,252 MTCO2e by 2025. ACEEE projects the city will meet its GHG emissions reduction goal for local government operations. 

Energy Reduction Goal

The Sustainable City pLAn includes a goal to reduce municipal energy use by 5% below 2013 levels annually, with interim reduction milestones of 18% by 2025 and 25% by 2035.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: June 2019

The City of Louisville released the Sustain Louisville plan to guide municipal and community sustainability action.

Climate Mitigation Goal

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

Energy Reduction Goal

Louisville aims to reduce local government energy use 30% by 2020, using a 2010 baseline.

Renewable Energy Goal

Louisville has a goal to increase the use of renewable energy in city-ownded buildings 50% by 2025.

Last updated: March 2019

The Madison Sustainability Plan calls for municipal operations to achieve the same goal as the community, namely an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below 2008 levels, and has specific actions to reduce emissions in city operations.  The Madison Common Council adopted the sustainability plan in May 2012 by City Resolution 21481.  We did not collect information on the extent to which formal agency stakeholder groups were involved in setting the goal.

Last updated: October 2013

Climate Mitigation Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding an energy reduction goal for municipal operations.

Renewable Energy Goal

We were unable to find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

The Sustainable Shelby Plan includes a broad range of sustainability and economic development policy objections for the City of Memphis.

Climate Mitigation Goal

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

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal. 

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding an energy reduction goal for municipal operations.

Renewable Energy Goal

We were unable to find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

MiPlan set a goal to reduce the city government’s greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2015 from 2007 levels, but we were unable to find a current climate mitigation goal. 

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding an energy reduction goal for municipal operations.

Renewable Energy Goal

We were unable to find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

The mayor issued an executive order to cut energy use in local government operations by 15% between 2005 and 2012, but Milwaukee does not have an overall post-2012 energy-related goal for local government operations. However, Milwaukee is a Better Buildings Community Partner and has a goal to reduce the energy intensity in a portfolio of municipal and private buildings by 20% by 2020 relative to a 2009 baseline.

Climate Mitigation Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

The ReFresh Milwaukee plan includes a goal to reduce municipal energy use 20% by 2020.

Renewable Energy Goal

Milwaukee has a goal to increase the city's renewable share of its electricity 25% by 2025 

Last updated: June 2019

The Minneapolis Climate Action Plan established citywide climate and energy goals for the city.

Climate Mitigation Goal

Minneapolis aims to ahieve a 1.5% annual reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from city facilities. ACEEE projects the city will achieve and exceed its GHG emissions reduction goal for local government operations. 

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

Minneapolis formally adopted a resolution establishing a 100% renewable energy goal for municipal operations by 2022.

Last updated: June 2019

The City of Nashville’s Livable Nashville Recommendations guides the city’s municipal sustainability actions.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Recommendations establish a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from municipal operations by 80% by 2050, with interim reduction targets of 20% by 2020 and 40% by 2030. To meet this goal, the city must reduce per capita emissions by 4.01% annually. ACEEE does not project the city will meet its GHG emissions reduction goal for municipal operations because no data was available to make a projection. 

Energy Reduction Goal

The Recommendations include a goal to reduce building resource-use by 80% by 2050, with interim reduction targets of 20% by 2020 and 40% by 2030.

Renewable Energy Goal

The Recommendations state the intention to install 10 megawatts of renewable energy by 2020. 

Last updated: March 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

Local government emissions reductions contribute towards the city's goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 55% below 1999 levels by 2030. ACEEE does not project the city will achieve its GHG emissions reduction goal for local government operations because no data was available to make a projection. 

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding an energy reduction goal for municipal operations.

Renewable Energy Goal

New Haven has a goal to power 100% of government operations with renewable energy.

Last updated: July 2019

The City of New Orleans released the city’s Climate Action for a Resilient New Orleans plan in 2017.

Climate Mitigation Goal

We did not find information regarding a local government climate mitigation goal. 

Energy Reduction Goal

New Orleans established a goal to reduce municipal energy use 15% below 2014 levels by 2020.

Renewable Energy Goal

In its climate action plan, the city cited using 100% low-carbon energy to meet the city’s climate mitigation goal.

Last updated: March 2019

New York City’s One City, Built to Last: Transforming New York City’s Buildings for a Low-Carbon Future plan drives citywide climate and energy action. The city also released the 80x50 Roadmap to guide long-term climate and energy planning. 

Climate Mitigation Goal

The 80x50 Roadmap established a goal to reduce citywide greenhouse gas emissions 80% below 2005 levels by 2050, with the One City, Built to Last establishing an interim reduction goal of 35% below 2005 levels by 2025 for city operations. To meet this, New York City must reduce per capita emissions by 2.41% annually. The city is on track to meet its climate mitigation goals.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

In the One City, Built to Last plan, New York City commits to installing 100 megawatts of solar capacity on city-owned rooftops by 2025.

Last updated: June 2019

The City of Newark adopted the Sustainability Action Plan to drive climate and energy action in both the community and municipal operations.  

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal for municipal operations, but the Sustainability Action Plan states a general intention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in city operations.

Energy Reduction Goal

The Sustainability Action Plan included a goal to reduce municipal energy use 20% by 2018, but we did not find information regarding a current municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

The City of Oakland’s Energy and Climate Action Plan serves as a roadmap for the city to achieve its municipal sustainability goals.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The City of Oakland formally adopted a resolution establishing a greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 83% below 2005 levels by 2050, with interim goals of 36% by 2020 and 56% by 2030. To meet this goal, the city must reduce per capita emissions by 2.73% annually. Oakland is on track to meet its climate mitigation goal. 

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

Through East Bay Community Energy, the City of Oakland purchases 100% carbon-free electricity for all municipal accounts.

Last updated: March 2019

Oklahoma City has not adopted a municipal climate or sustainability action plan.

Climate Mitigation Goal

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

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding an energy reduction goal for municipal operations.

Renewable Energy Goal

We were unable to find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

The City of Orlando releases annual progress reports to its Municipal Operations Sustainability Plan.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Municipal Operations Sustainability Plan established a goal for the Orlando city government to be greenhouse gas-neutral by 2030. To meet this goal, the city must reduce per capita emissions by 5% annually. Orlando is on track to meet this goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

The Plan includes a goal to reduce municipal energy consumption 50% below 2010 levels by 2030.

Renewable Energy Goal

The Plan also includes a goal to use renewable energy to power 100% of municipal operations by 2030.

Last updated: June 2019

We did not find information regarding a greenhouse gas or energy use reduction goal in Park City. 

Last updated: October 2015

The City of Philadelphia published the Municipal Energy Master Plan to serve as a roadmap for climate action. This plan is meant to build upon the Philadelphia’s citywide sustainability plan, Greenworks.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Municipal Energy Master Plan establishes a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050, with an interim reduction goal of 50% by 2030. To meet this goal, the city must reduce per capita emissions 2.58% annually. Philadelphia is on track to meet this goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

The Master Plan includes a goal to reduce municipal energy use by 20% by 2030.

Renewable Energy Goal

The Master Plan also includes a goal to generate or purchase enough renewable energy to power 100% of municipal electricity by 2030.

Last updated: June 2019

The City of Phoenix’s 2015-2016 Sustainability Plan establishes climate and energy goals for municipal operations.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Sustainability Plan includes a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40% by 2025. To meet this goal, Phoenix must reduce per capita emissions 4.43%. The city is not on track to meet this goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

Phoenix participates in the Better Buildings Challenges to achieve an energy use reduction of 20% below 2009 levels by 2020 in municipal buildings.

Renewable Energy Goal

Phoenix adopted a goal to use renewable energy to meet 15% of energy demand for municipal operations.  

Last updated: June 2019

The City of Pittsburgh uses both Climate Action Plan and executive orders to set community-wide and local government climate and energy action agendas.

Climate Mitigation Goal

Pittsburgh’s Climate Action Plan sets a citywide greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal of 80% below 2003 levels by 2050, with interim reductions goal of 20% below 2003 levels by 2023 and 50% below 2003 levels by 2030. ACEEE projects the city will achieve its GHG emissions reduction goal for local government operations. 

Energy Reduction Goal

Pittsburgh set a goal to reduce local government energy use 50% from 2010 levels by 2030.

Renewable Energy Goal

The Climate Action Plan includes a goal to use renewable energy to power 100% of municipal operations by 2030.

Last updated: June 2019

The City of Portland’s Climate Action Plan includes climate and energy actions for city government operations.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Climate Action Plan establishes a goal to reduce city government greenhouse gas emissions by 53% below fiscal year 2006-07 levels by 2030. To meet this goal, the city must reduce emissions by 2.67% annually. Portland is on track to meet this goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

Portland adopted a goal to reduce municipal energy use by 2% annually below fiscal year 2006-07 levels through 2030.

Renewable Energy Goal

Portland achieved its goal of powering 100% of municipal operations with renewable energy for fiscal year 2016-17. The city aims to fulfill to this goal annually.

Last updated: June 2019

The Sustainable Providence Plan establishes climate and energy goals for the City of Providence’s municipal operations. These goals were updated with Executive Order 2016-3.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The update to the Sustainable Providence Plan established a citywide goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. To meet this goal, Providence must reduce per capita emissions by 2.94% annually. The city is not on track to meet its climate mitigation goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

The Sustainable Providence Plan includes a goal to reduce municipal energy use by 30% below 2010 levels by 2030. The city releases information regarding progress towards this goal through an open data portal and municipal energy reports. Municipal energy data is also released through an online sustainability dashboard.

Renewable Energy Goal

Providence aims to use renewable energy to power 100% of city operations by 2030. 

Last updated: June 2019

The City of Raleigh’s 2030 Comprehensive Plan includes citywide climate and energy policy items.

Climate Mitigation Goal

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

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

The 2030 Comprehensive Plan includes a goal to meet 20% of citywide peak load with renewable energy resources.

Last updated: March 2019

The City of Reno launched the ReEnergize Reno initiative to drive climate and energy action in the community and local government operations.

Climate Mitigation Goal

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

Energy Reduction Goal

Reno participates in the Better Buildings Challenge to achieve a municipal energy use reduction of 20% below 2014 levels by 2025. To achieve this goal, Reno must reduce per capita energy use by 3.5% annually.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

The City of Richmond launched the RVAgreen 2050 initiative to guide community-wide sustainability planning. RVAgreen 2050 is the successor of the original RVAgreen plan.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The focus of the RVAgreen 2050 initiative is to achieve greenhouse gas emissions reductions of 80% below 2008 levels by 2050.

Energy Reduction Goal

The original RVAgreen plan included a suggested target to reduce municipal energy use by 1% annually.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: June 2019

The City of Riverside’s Restorative Growthprint – Climate Action Plan establishes climate-mitigating actions for municipal operations.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Climate Action Plan includes a goal to reduce municipal greenhouse gas emissions 49% below 2007 levels by 2035, with an interim reduction goal of 15% below 2007 levels by 2020. To meet this goal, Riverside must reduce per capita emissions by 1.29% annually. ACEEE does not project the city will meet its GHG emissions reduction goal for local government operations because no data was available to make a projection. 

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: June 2019

The City of Rochester’s Municipal Operations Climate Action Plan identifies specific municipal operations that will contribute to Rochester’s citywide climate and energy goals.

Climate Mitigation Goal

Rochester aims to reduce local government greenhouse gas emissions 20% by 2020, using a 2008 baseline. ACEEE does not project the city will achieve its GHG emissions reduction goal for municipal operations because no data was available to make a projection.  

Energy Reduction Goal

As stated in the city’s Municipal Operations Climate Action Plan, Rochester participates in the Better Buildings Challenge to achieve an energy use reduction of 20% below 2009 levels by 2020. This goal is reiterated in the Rochester Energy Plan.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal. 

Last updated: March 2019

The City of Sacramento incorporated climate and energy action into the city’s 2035 General Plan. The city also formally adopted the 2016 update to the Climate Action Plan for Internal Operations.

Climate Mitigation Goal

Action Item Environmental Resources 6.1.6 of the 2035 General Plan establishes a goal to reduce municipal greenhouse gas emissions by 83% below 2005 levels by 2050, with interim reduction goals of 15% below 2005 levels by 2020 and 49% below 2005 levels by 2035. The Climate action Plan for Internal Operations claims that Sacramento achieved municipal emissions reductions that exceed the city’s 2020 goals. The city is on track to reduce municipal emissions 41% below the baseline by 2020.

Energy Reduction Goal

Sacramento aims to reduce local government energy use 25% from 2005 levels by 2030.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: June 2019

The City of Saint Paul has not adopted a municipal climate or sustainability action plan. The city drafted the sector-specific report Path to Carbon Neutrality: Buildings.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Path to Carbon Neutrality report includes a goal to achieve carbon neutrality in municipal buildings by 2030. ACEEE does not project the city will meet its GHG emissions reduction goal for municipal buildings. 

Energy Reduction Goal

Saint Paul aims to use renewable energy to power 50% of city operations within five years. 

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

Salt Lake City’s Climate Positive 2040 plan outlines both municipal and community-wide climate and energy actions.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city aims to reduce local government greenhouse gas emissions 50% from 2009 levels by 2030. ACEEE does not project the city will meet its GHG emissions reduction goal for local government operations. 

Energy Reduction Goal

Salt Lake City set a goal to reduce local government building energy use 20% by 2025, using a 2012 baseline. 

Renewable Energy Goal

Climate Positive 2040 sets a goal to use renewable energy to power 50% of city operations by 2020.

Last updated: June 2019

As part of the SA Climate Ready initiative, the City of San Antonio is drafting a Climate Action and Adaption Plan.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city does not have a climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal for municipal operations, but the city council approved a resolution in support of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: June 2019

The City of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan includes climate and energy actions for municipal operations. The city recently released the 2018 Annual Report for the Climate Action Plan. 

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city’s Climate Action Plan established a municipal emissions reduction goal of 50% below 2010 levels by 2035, with interim goals of 15% below 2010 levels by 2020 and 40% below 2010 levels by 2030. ACEEE does not project the city will achieve its GHG emissions reduction goal for local government operations. 

Energy Reduction Goal

The Climate Action Plan includes a goal to reduce energy use 25% below 2010 levels by 2035, with an interim reduction goal of 15% below 2010 levels by 2020. The city also participates in the Better Buildings Challenge to achieve an energy use reduction of 20% below 2010 levels by 2023.

Renewable Energy Goal

The Climate Action Plan also includes a goal to use 100% renewable energy citywide by 2035.

Last updated: June 2019

The City of San Francisco requires all departments to complete annual greenhouse gas reports in its Departmental Climate Action Plans.

Climate Mitigation Goal

Environment Code Section 902 formally codified San Francisco’s citywide greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals. Section 902 establishes an emissions reduction goals of 80% below 1990 levels by 2050, with an interim reduction goal of 40% below 1990 levels by 2025. In 2018, the city’s 2050 goal was updated so that the city must now achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. ACEEE projects that the city will meet its GHG emissions reduction goal for local government operations. 

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission provides city buildings with 100% fossil fuel-free electricity and aims to continue to do so. 

Last updated: June 2019

The Climate Smart San Jose plan includes climate and energy goals for the City of San Jose’s municipal operations.

Climate Mitigation Goal

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

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

The Climate Smart San Jose plan includes a goal to increase solar capacity on municipal buildings to 86 megawatts by 2050, with interim capacity goals of 11 megawatts by 2021 and 28 megawatts by 2030.

Last updated: June 2019

The 2018 Seattle Climate Action document outlines climate and energy actions the city is pursuing in municipal operations. 

Climate Mitigation Goal

As stated in the 2018 Seattle Climate Action document, the city established a goal to reduce carbon emissions from municipal buildings by 40% by 2025. ACEEE does not project the city will achieve its GHG emissions reduction goal for local government operations because no data was available to make a projection. 

Energy Reduction Goal

The City Council formally adopted Resolution 31491 in 2013. The Resolution established an energy reduction goal of 20% below 2008 levels by 2020 in municipal operations. The Climate Action Plan builds upon this goal and established a municipal energy use reduction goal of 40% by 2025.

Renewable Energy Goal

Seattle aims to continue to use renewable electricity to power 100% of city facilities.

Last updated: June 2019

The City of St. Louis adopted the Climate Action and Adaption Plan. The Plan includes actions for municipal operations.

Climate Mitigation Goal

St. Louis established a citywide goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050 as part of the city’s commitment to the Global Covenant of Mayors, however we were unable to find a municipal operations goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

The Board of Alderman passed a resolution to use 100% renewable electricity by 2035 citywide.

Last updated: March 2019

The City of St. Petersburg has not adopted a municipal climate or sustainability action plan.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The city set a goal to reduce local government greenhouse gas emissions 20% by 2020, using a 2016 baseline. ACEEE does not project the city will achieve its GHG emissions reduction goal for municipal operations because no data was available to make a projection. 

Energy Reduction Goal

St. Petersburg has a goal to use renewable energy to power 100% of city operations by 2035.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

The City of Tampa has not adopted a municipal climate or sustainability action plan, but the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Plan includes broad energy and climate-related actions.

Climate Mitigation Goal

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

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal energy reduction goal.

Renewable Energy Goal

Tampa set a goal to use renewable energy to power 25% of city operations by 2025.

Last updated: March 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding an energy reduction goal for municipal operations.

Renewable Energy Goal

We were unable to find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

Climate Mitigation Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal climate mitigation or greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal.

Energy Reduction Goal

We did not find information regarding an energy reduction goal for municipal operations.

Renewable Energy Goal

We were unable to find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

The City of Virginia Beach has not adopted a municipal climate or sustainability action plan.

Climate Mitigation Goal

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

Energy Reduction Goal

Virginia Beach issued the Energy Management for Municipal Operations directive that included a goal to reduce municipal energy use 5% below 2015 levels by 2020.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019

Washington, D.C. formally adopted the city’s Sustainable DC Plan. The Plan includes citywide climate and energy actions, including those for municipal operations.

Climate Mitigation Goal

The Sustainable DC Plan established a goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 80% below 2006 levels by 2050, with an interim reduction goal of 50% below 2006 levels by 2032. The District’s 2050 goal was updated in 2017 when Mayor Bowser committed the District achieving citywide carbon neutrality by 2050. To meet these goals, Washington must reduce per capita emissions by 2.65% annually. ACEEE projects the district will achieve its GHG emissions reduction goal for local government operations. 

Energy Reduction Goal

The Sustainable DC Plan included a goal to reduce citywide energy use 50% below 2012 levels by 2032. The District also participates in the Better Buildings Challenge to achieve an interim energy use reduction goal of 20% below 2012 levels by 2022. To achieve these goals, the District must reduce energy use per capita by 3.3% annually. 

Renewable Energy Goal

The Sustainable DC Plan also included a goal to source 50% of energy from renewable resources by 2032. This goal was updated in 2018 when DC City Council approved of a citywide 100% renewable portfolio standard by 2032.  

Last updated: June 2019

The City of Worcester adopted its Climate Action Plan in 2007. The Plan includes climate and energy actions for both the community and municipal operations.  

Climate Mitigation Goal

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

Energy Reduction Goal

Worcester participates in the Better Buildings Challenge to achieve an energy use reduction of 20% below 2009 levels by 2020. The city is also a designated Massachusetts Green Community. The designation requires the city to commit to a 20% energy use reduction in municipal operations over five years.

Renewable Energy Goal

We did not find information regarding a municipal renewable energy goal.

Last updated: March 2019