Summit County Climate Goals

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Hello Summit County community!

In October 2017, Summit County Council established a new, more aggressive goal (Resolution 2017-16) to reduce countywide greenhouse gas emissions 80% below 2014 levels by 2050. The transition to 100% renewable energy for all residents and businesses in the County by 2032 will achieve an approximate 30% emissions reduction county wide (if achieved).

The countywide emissions in 2014 for Summit County totals 1.36 million metric tons of CO2e. The three largest source sectors of emissions are: On-road transportation (26%), residential (22%), and commercial/industrial (17%). Both on-road transportation and residential sector have tons of room for improvement!

These aggressive goals are being addressed through the SCPW Challenge and the Wattsmart Communities plans for Summit County. The goals outlined in the Wattsmart Community plan are currently being finalized and will soon be released to announce the strategies for tackling emissions in each sector. Stay tuned for more information on the Wattsmart plan! In the meantime, continue to encourage your friends and neighbors to sign up for the SCPW Challenge, commit to taking action, and follow through your actions.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018