Greenhouse Gas Inventory
As of the 2017 Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory, emissions in Richmond are decreasing. However, the City is still evaluating data provided by PG&E on industrial natural gas consumption, which has been omitted from the 2017 year by the utility. As a result, it should be noted that the information provided is not an accurate representation of the City's progress in meeting Climate Action Plan goals, but represents the best data available to the City at this time. Please check back for updates as we continue to work on accessing more complete data.
Residential GHG Emissions
Service provided by MCE Clean Energy began in 2013 citywide, which accounts for the large drop in residential greenhouse gas emissions between 2013 and 2014. Since then, MCE has continued to increase their renewable clean energy supply for customers. In 2017, MCE reported that 61% of the energy provided was renewable.
Residential Electricity Emissions
Residential Natural Gas Emissions
Transportation is the only sector whose emissions have increased over the last few GHG inventories.
The vehicle emissions methodology may have changed, as it is now reported by the Metropolitan Transit Commission.
*On-road transportation refers to vehicles traveling on state highways and City streets. Off-road refers to construction, trains, agricultural production, and recreation.
Solid Waste Emissions
The reduction of solid waste emissions can be attributed to:
1. Recycling and compost services increased in frequency to once a week for residents and expanded food scrap collection to commercial businesses
2. Single-use bag and food ware ordinances that reduce the consumption of disposable products.