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File #: ACT 20-057   
Section: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Council Sustainability Committee
Agenda Date: 9/14/2020 Final action:
Subject: Review and Comment on the 2018 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and Preliminary 2019 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report
DATE: September 14, 2020

TO: Council Sustainability Committee

FROM: Director of Public Works

SUBJECT
Title

Review and Comment on the 2018 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and Preliminary 2019 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

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RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

That the Council Sustainability Committee (CSC) reviews and comments on this report.
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SUMMARY

The Council-adopted General Plan includes greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets for the Hayward (City) community. To track progress, staff historically completed a full community GHG inventory every five years. Due to an opportunity with East Bay Energy Watch (EBEW) and StopWaste, staff has completed interim inventories annually starting in 2017. This report provides the results of the calendar year 2018 inventory and compares it to the previous four inventories. Table 1 on page 2 summarizes the emissions totals for the six sectors -electricity, natural gas, transportation, BART, off-road vehicles, and waste. Emissions are displayed in metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent1 (MTC02e).

This report also includes an estimate of the 2019 GHG inventory. For the 2019 inventory, staff has made assumptions to calculate electricity and waste-related emissions. Staff anticipates receiving the missing data by the end of 2020 and will update the Committee with the verified total reduction at that time. 2019 is also the first full calendar year that the City received a full year of East Bay Community Energy's service.

Table 1: GHG Emissions by Sector (MT C02e)

2005
2010
2015
2017
2018
% Change from 2005
2019*
% Change from 2005
Electricity
185,890
165,304
141,854
75,118
47,531
-74.4%
11,013
-94.1%
Natural Gas
189,995
191,526
176,803
186,110
187,991
-1.1%
176,649
-7.0%
Transportation
636,581
580,238
571,556
553,298
531,104
-16.5%
522,897
-17.9%
BART
3,440
3,425
4,276
3,994
556
-83.5%
547
-84.1%
Off-Road Vehicles
24,345
37,630
71,034
69,279
36,064
+48.1...

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