Percent Fossil Electricity Generation
This metric indicates the amount of electricity generated from fossil electricity resources (coal, natural gas, and grid-purchases). The values shown here represent the percentage of fossil generation each year since 2005. City Energy Policy seeks to reduce the percentage of coal-derived electricity to less than 60% by 2020. For this metric, good performance is indicated by a decreasing amount of fossil electricity generation. Data is provided by Fort Collins Utilities and the Platte River Power Authority.
Why Is This Important?
Electricity represents more than 50% of all emissions, meaning that lowering community electricity use and ensuring that it is increasingly provided by fossil-free sources is a crucial component to achieving the community’s 2020, 2030, and 2050 climate action goals. City Energy Policy seeks to reduce the percentage of coal-derived electricity to less than 60% by 2020.
City Organization Impact on Performance
Medium – The City has several programs and initiatives that seek to increase energy efficiency and the community’s supply of renewable electricity. Both of these actions impact total community use. The actions of residents and businesses are also key to lowering use and thereby emissions.
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