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Phoenix emissions fell in 2020, per Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory

Phoenix emissions fell in 2020, per Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory
The 2020 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory showed Phoenix had a decrease in community-wide emissions compared to 2012, the city announced.

Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University experts attributed the decrease to decreased travel due to COVID-19 and coal-fired power plant closures, according to the release.” One area of emission increase came from the city’s vehicle fleet due to increased service miles, according to the release.“Our investments in energy efficiency, transportation electrification, and renewable energy have demonstrated progress toward Phoenix’s Climate Action Plan goals,” Mayor Kate Gallego said in a statement.To combat this, Phoenix adopted the Transportation Electrification Action Plan, which strategizes how to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles.

(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) PHOENIX — The 2020 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory showed Phoenix had a 14% decrease in community-wide GHG emissions compared to 2012, the city announced this week.The transportation sector was the largest GHG emitter in Phoenix in 2020, representing almost half of the city’s emissions.

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