SNEW Now Provides Greenhouse Gas Inventory Support for Public Agencies!

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David Jaeger

Climate & Energy Technician

SNEW is excited to announce that we are now able to offer free comprehensive greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory reports to public agencies! SNEW will be utilizing ICLEI’s ClearPath software, which is the leading online platform for completing GHG emissions inventories. ClearPath has been used by thousands of public agencies to understand where to prioritize emissions reductions and set a starting point to measure future progress. 

SNEW has provided the GHG inventory service to the following public agencies:

  • Cities: Angels Camp, Oroville, Auburn, Loomis, Placerville, Plymouth, Jackson, Lincoln, Amador City, Ione, Sutter Creek, Rocklin, Marysville, Wheatland, Nevada City, Sonora, and Grass Valley
  • Counties: Amador, Mariposa, Calaveras, Nevada, El Dorado, Placer, Plumas, and Alpine
  • Districts: Nevada Irrigation District

If you had an older inventory performed previously and would like an updated inventory conducted, please contact us!

What is a GHG inventory?

A GHG inventory is a detailed accounting of the emissions associated with an agency or community. GHG sectors often tracked in inventories include: 

  • Transportation (both on-road transportation and off-road vehicles and equipment)
  • Stationary energy (residential, commercial, and industrial)
  • Water distribution
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Solid waste

Some agencies or communities may also elect to track emissions related to sectors that aren’t always included but may be more prevalent in their areas, such as agricultural or industrial activities.

What are the benefits of a GHG inventory?

  • Gain insights into your agency’s impact and identify opportunities for energy savings and emissions reduction
  • Align with other planning efforts (e.g. General Plan)
  • Measure progress towards local, regional, state, federal, and international GHG emissions reduction goals
  • Set yourself up to pursue additional action planning opportunities in your community

After the GHG inventory is complete, SNEW can assist with additional steps including forecasting and target setting. If your agency would like to take advantage of the free opportunity for a GHG inventory, please email us at snew@sierrabusiness.org

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