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File #: ACT 21-002   
Section: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Council Sustainability Committee
Agenda Date: 1/11/2021 Final action:
Subject: 2019 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report
DATE: January 11, 2021

TO: Council Sustainability Committee

FROM: Director of Public Works

SUBJECT
Title

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 community. This report provides the results of the calendar year 2019 inventory and compares it to the previous five inventories. Table 1 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). The table shows that emissions were reduced by 25.7% since 2005, exceeding the goal of 20% by 2020.


2005
2010
2015
2017
2018
2019
% Change from 2005
Electricity
185,890
165,304
141,854
75,118
47,531
13,093
-93.0%
Natural Gas
189,995
191,526
176,803
186,110
187,991
176,649
-7.0%
Transportation
636,581
580,238
571,556
553,298
531,104
522,897
-17.9%
BART
3,440
3,425
4,276
3,994
556
547
-84.1%
Off-Road Vehicles
24,345
37,630
71,034
69,279
36,064
51,392
+111.1%
Waste
50,924
38,338
38,148
47,555
52,209
46,187
-9.3%
Total
1,091,174
1,016,461
1,003,670
935,354
855,465
810,765
-25.7%
Hayward Population
140,530
143,921
155,753
159,623
159,603
160,197

Total Emissions/
Capita
5.2
4.8
4.4
4.1
3.7
3.5
-32.9%


ATTACHMENTS

Attachment I Staff Report





1 Carbon dioxide is not the only gas that contributes to climate change. Each greenhouse gas causes varying amounts of warming. For example, one ton of methane (CH4) causes the same amount of warming as 23 tons of CO2 (1 ton of CH4 = 23 tons CO2e). To simplify reporting, it is standard practice to report carbon equivalent emissions (CO2e) as opposed to the actual emissions of each gas.
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