|Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory||
Electricity Consumption, Transportation (on-road mobile sources), Natural Gas Consumption, Solid Waste, Wood combustion[8 More Options]
Other off-road equipment, Wildfires and prescribed burns, Water Consumption, Recreational boats, Livestock, Other Combustion, Aircraft, Wastewater Treatment
No monitoring programs are yet associated with this indicator.
Associated Programs data not provided.
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory is reported in the Sustainability Dashboard. Indicators in the Sustainability Dashboard focus on economic, environmental, and community health in the Lake Tahoe Region.
The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory measures the estimated GHG emissions generated by human-driven sources in the Lake Tahoe Region historically, as well as the projected GHG emissions generated in the future based on population and activity assumptions, and legislation and regulations currently in place. The estimated GHG emissions incorporate a defined set of gases that contribute to climate change. Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most prevalent gas that is emitted in the largest quantities; however, there are five other primary GHGs that contribute to climate change: methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), and perfluorocarbons (PFCs).
Electricity consumption, natural gas consumption, and transportation activities contribute approximately 75 percent of GHG emissions in the Region. The Region’s Sustainability Action Plan calls for a 15% reduction in GHG emissions by 2020.