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City of Fort Collins Climate Dashboard

Welcome to the Fort Collins Climate Dashboard, a snapshot of the community’s progress toward reducing carbon emissions. The City organization tracks emissions annually using 2005 as a baseline year. The community aims to reduce carbon 20 percent below 2005 levels by 2020 and 80 percent by 2030 with the goal of being carbon neutral by 2050. As of 2019, the community had reduced emissions 7 percent compared to the 2005 baseline. To learn more about the our progress toward these goals, sign up for our Climate Action newsletter.


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Environmental Indicators

Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory
2019
2 Million
Metric Tons CO2e            (-7%)

Down 7% since 2005
Down 28% per capita since 2005
Last updated 3.10.2021


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Emissions Down
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Environmental Indicators

Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory
2019
2 Million
Metric Tons CO2e            (-7%)

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Environmental Indicators

Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory
2019
2 Million
Metric Tons CO2e            (-7%)

Down 7% since 2005
Down 34% per capita since 2005
Last updated 3.10.2021
on-track
Emissions Down

Community Carbon Inventory

Click on any series in the chart legend to hide it from view. *Water related emissions are hard to see because they make up <1% of the inventory
Emissions down | Neutral | Emissions up

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Electricity

(46% of inventory)
EMISSIONS DOWN

Emissions have decreased 17% since 2005
Emissions from electricity use are caused by fossil fuel combustion. Most of our electricity is generated by coal and hydropower, with a small amount from natural gas, and increasing amounts of renewable wind and solar resources.

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Ground Travel

(21% of inventory)
EMISSIONS UP

Emissions have increased 6% since 2005
Emissions from transportation, or ground travel, come from the combustion of fuel, primarily gasoline and diesel, within the City’s Growth Management Area (GMA).

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Natural Gas

(22% of inventory)
EMISSIONS UP

Emissions have increased 23% since 2005
Emissions are produced from the combustion of natural gas, primarily for heat.

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Solid Waste

(1% of inventory)
EMISSIONS DOWN

Emissions have decreased 83% since 2005
Solid waste emissions in the inventory are an estimate of the decomposition of biodegradable waste (e.g. food waste and yard trimmings) that go to the landfill from Fort Collins residents, businesses, and industries.

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Water Related

(<1% of inventory)
EMISSIONS DOWN

Emissions have decreased 16% since 2005
Emissions from energy and waste are calculated for the collection, treatment, distribution and reclamation of water.

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Industrial

(9% of inventory)
EMISSIONS UP

Emissions have increased 873% since 2005
Industrial Process and Product Use (IPPU) emissions are non-energy emissions that are created as a byproduct from a manufacturing process or used as an input to a manufacturing process.

Community Carbon Inventory

Click on any series in the chart legend to hide it from view. *Water related emissions are hard to see because they make up <1% of the inventory
Emissions down | Neutral | Emissions up
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Electricity

(46% of inventory)

EMISSIONS DOWN

Emissions have decreased 17% since 2005
Emissions from electricity use are caused by fossil fuel combustion. Most of our electricity is generated by coal and hydropower, with a small amount from natural gas, and increasing amounts of renewable wind and solar resources.

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Ground Travel

(21% of inventory)

EMISSIONS UP

Emissions have increased 6% since 2005
Emissions from transportation, or ground travel, come from the combustion of fuel, primarily gasoline and diesel, within the City’s Growth Management Area (GMA).

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Natural Gas

(22% of inventory)

EMISSIONS UP

Emissions have increased 23% since 2005
Emissions are produced from the combustion of natural gas, primarily for heat.

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Solid Waste

(2% of inventory)

EMISSIONS DOWN

Emissions have decreased 83% since 2005
Solid waste emissions in the inventory are an estimate of the decomposition of biodegradable waste (e.g. food waste and yard trimmings) that go to the landfill from Fort Collins residents, businesses, and industries.

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Water Related

(<1% of inventory)

EMISSIONS DOWN

Emissions have decreased 16% since 2005
Emissions from energy and waste are calculated for the collection, treatment, distribution and reclamation of water.

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Industrial

(9% of inventory)

EMISSIONS UP

Emissions have increased 873% since 2005
Industrial Process and Product Use (IPPU) emissions are non-energy emissions that are created as a byproduct from a manufacturing process or used as an input to a manufacturing process.