100% Clean Energy Plan

In May 2017, the Atlanta City Council committed the City of Atlanta to transition to 100% clean energy by 2035

Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge (ACCC)

Atlanta was selected as an ACCC recipient in September 2018. As part of the work plan developed post-receipt of the ACCC grant, the City of Atlanta has identified the following interim targets in partnership with the ACCC funders.

[1] The ACCC has requested 2005 baselines (or best available) be used by participants as part of a larger movement to generate continuity across cities in the US with regard to dates used for setting targets.

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

Fleet Conversion

Atlanta recently made a commitment to convert 20 percent of its municipal fleet to electric vehicles by 2020.