Community Natural Gas Use per Capita (decatherms/year)
This metric tracks natural gas use per capita. This metric is evaluated annually and is calculated by dividing the yearly community natural gas use by that year’s population. By tracking natural gas at a per capita level, changes in behavior, efficiency, and other influencing factors are more visible than at the community level where population can mask these trends. Performance improves as natural gas use per capita declines. Data is provided by Fort Collins Utilities.
Why Is This Important?
Natural gas represents more than 20% of all emissions, meaning that lowering community natural gas use is a crucial component to achieving the community’s 2020, 2030, and 2050 climate action goals.
City Organization Impact on Performance
Medium – The City has several programs and initiatives that seek to increase energy efficiency. The actions of residents and businesses are also key to lowering use and emissions.
Benchmark not available at this time.