Electricity and natural gas are forms of energy that heat and power our buildings, homes, and offices. For dashboard purposes, both are combined into one target area. Energy emissions make up more than 70% of Fort Collins’ greenhouse gas emissions. Over time, the connections between electricity, natural gas, and transportation fuels will also be more closely integrated as electric and natural gas transportation solutions become more common. Electrification of fuels and natural gas that power appliances, vehicles, and heating systems is an emerging trend that will support Fort Collins’ Climate Action and Energy Policy goals.
Energy MeasuresThe following measures are categorized as direct or indirect. Direct measures track data used to calculate carbon emissions. Indirect measures show community trends that may impact carbon emissions but are not directly tied to carbon calculations. Some measures are not evaluated against a target and are simply informational. This is indicated when the status bar is gray instead of green, yellow, or red.