The 2011 inventory serves as a snapshot of the City’s progress toward meeting greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. 2001 and 2006 interim years are described in detail in the first GHG inventory, which was completed in 2007. Total Bellevue community emissions were inventoried with a separate analysis of emissions from City of Bellevue municipal government operations. The municipal government emissions represent a sub-set of the larger community emissions analysis. The inventory found that:
- The City of Bellevue released a net of 1,569,631 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) in 2001; 1,572,987 metric tons in 2006; and 1,577,511 net metric tons in 2011.
- Per capita, emissions have been declining from 14.1 metric tons per capita in 2001, 13.4 metric tons per capita in 2006, and 12.8 metric tons per capita in 2011.
- In 2011, the City emitted more GHGs than in 2001 and 2006.
- In order to meet the reduction goals that the City Council has adopted for the year 2012 (7% below 1990 emission levels), Bellevue will need to reduce its annual emissions by 339,308 metric tons (a 22% reduction).
See the full inventory report here.