The Compact just completed a regional greenhouse gas emissions inventory. The new data will be used to inform the Compact’s climate change mitigation activity and monitor the region’s progress. A foundational tenant of the Compact is Broward, Miami Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach counties’ collective commitment to reduce regional emissions.The inventory reviews 10 years of community-wide emissions (2005 to 2015), and summarizes overall emissions trends across the four counties.
We focused on the largest emissions sources that can be most directly influenced by local government collaboration:
- Transportation: gas and natural gas consumed from on-road transportation, passenger rail, freight rail;
- Stationary Energy: electricity and natural gas consumed by residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.
The inventory indicates that these emissions decreased between 2005 and 2015 by approximately 10%. Most of the decrease in overall emissions (84% of reductions) resulted from a reduction of emissions from residential, commercial, and industrial stationary energy.