Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Through the approval of the Environmental Master Plan, the City committed to reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

On September 18, 2013, City Council approved an Energy Conservation Local Action Plan for St. Albert with a goal to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the City of St. Albert, its residents, and businesses.

Partners for Climate Protection

The City of St. Albert became a member of the Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program in March 2010.

The PCP program is based on a five-milestone framework to guide municipalities in reducing greenhouse gases in the community and local government operations. As a member, the City is committed to achieving the five program milestones, which include:

  1. Complete a greenhouse gas inventory and forecast - Complete
  2. Set an emissions reductions target - Complete
  3. Develop a community and corporate greenhouse gas emissions reduction action plan - Complete
  4. Implement the action plan - Complete
  5. Monitor progress and report results - Complete

The City completed a corporate and community greenhouse gas inventory and set revised targets. City Council approved the following targets in January 2011:

  • Reduce corporate (City) emissions to 20% below 2008 levels by 2020
  • Reduce community emissions to 6% below 2008 levels by 2020

To see the City's progress on greenhouse gas initiatives, please review the Report on the Environment.

For more information on how residents can help, review the community greenhouse gas reduction tips.

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Last edited: March 6, 2020