100% Clean Energy Plan
In May 2017, the Atlanta City Council committed the City of Atlanta to transition to 100% clean energy by 2035
In 2018, the City of Atlanta conducted a thorough analysis of its potential to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Based on that assessment, the City has established the interim targets listed in the table below.
Climate Action Plan
In 2015, the Atlanta City Council enacted a Climate Action Plan, which created targets to reduce emissions. These targets are the targets that are included in the City’s public materials at this time but will be updated to reflect revisions in the coming months. These targets in 2015 were:
- Reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings by 20% by 2020 and 40% by 2030 (2009 baseline)
- Reduce energy consumption in residential buildings by 20% by 2020 and 40% by 2030 (2009 baseline)
- Reduce GHG emissions from transportation by 20% by 2020 and 40% by 2030 (2009 baseline)
- Increase waste diversion rate to landfills up to 80% by 2020
Atlanta recently made a commitment to convert 20 percent of its municipal fleet to electric vehicles by 2020.