City of North Little Rock
United States

Population: 66075
Area of jurisdiction: 121.6 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: 10% by 2015 (2008) n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Fixed-level GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Carbon intensity reduction target: n/a n/a
Renewable energy target: n/a n/a
Energy efficiency target: n/a n/a
Government and Community: CO2(e) targets

Performance

Community GHG Emissions
Total ( n/a ):  0 tCO2e
Government GHG Emissions
Total ( 2008 ):  13,383 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2008

Mitigation actions

Residential and Commercial Energy Evaluations
North Little Rock Electric offers free residential and commercial energy evaluations to customers interested in identifying how much energy their homes or businesses consume and what measures to take for enhanced energy efficiency. Start year 2011
Sector Buildings
Type Assessment/Research
Status In progress
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Emergency Operations Center (EOC)/911 Facility Geo-Thermal Heating and Cooling System
As part of a $1.2 million Homeland Security grant, a geothermal heating and cooling system was selected for the Emergency Operations Centre/911 facility to help reduce greenhouse gases and reduce peak electricity demand. Start year 2012
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Solar Array Installation on City of North Little Rock Buildings
North Little Rock is committed to investing in renewable energy solutions. This year’s project installed sixty (60) BP Solar 3225 T solar panels at our City Services Building and thirty (30) Mage Powertec Plus 235 solar panels at the North Little Rock Electric Department. The two buildings are estimated to produce a total capacity of 20.05 kW. Also, in partnership with L’Oreal USA, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Arkansas Energy Office and the North Little Rock Electric Department erected a 60-panel elevated solar canopy at the L’Oreal site. Start year 2011
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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City Fleet Conversion to Compressed Natural Gas
The project converted nine police vehicles and one wastewater response truck to compressed natural gas operation. To support alternative fuel vehicles (AFV), North Little Rock provides re-fueling infrastructure for cars, trucks and vans that are powered by either compressed natural gas (CNG) or electricity. Start year 2011
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Renewable Energy
Since 2007, the City of North Little Rock has purchased the electricity generated from the Waste Management Inc. Two Pine landfill methane gas. Two Pine produces enough electricity to power approximately 4,500 homes. Start year 2007
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Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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River Rail Electric Trolley Service
Crossing the Arkansas River, the River Rail Trolley Service links downtown North Little Rock and Little Rock, as well as several large entertainment venues and the Clinton Presidential Park. This electified service allows residents and visitors to take the trolley to events and establishments, which lessens the amount of downtown traffic, reduces automobile emissions, and encourages public transportation usage and pedestrian street traffic for North Little Rock\'s downtown businesses. The trolleys operate on an overhead power supply and travel across the Main Street Bridge over the Arkansas River to connect the two cities. Passengers not only have great views of the river and the Little Rock skyline, but are quick to spot the U.S.S. Razorback , a World War II submarine now owned by the City of North Little Rock and anchored on the river\'s north shore. River Rail operators provide information on historic sites, restaurants, museums, and current community events from the vantage point on the heated and cooled streetcar. Start year 2004
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Residential Leaf Collection
City of North Little Rock provides Fall leaf collection and composting, thus rather than collection and burning. The Sanitation Department has leaf vacuum trucks that patrol that sweep the City, collecting leaves several times throughout the Fall. Start year 1990
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Residential Curbside Recycling
North Little Rock provides a residential curbside recycling program. Over 2,000 tons of newspaper, aluminum, plastic, and glass were recycled in 2010. The program also collected 3,790 used tires and partnered with the Pulaski County Sanitation Department to collect over 500 tons of used electronic equipment. Start year 1990
Sector Waste
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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EECBG
Energy Efficiency & Conservation Block grant programs that provide a variety of energy efficiency programs to residents, commercial business, and industrial companies within North Little Rcok Start year 2009
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Living Wise program
North Little Rock is reaching out to the next generation by providing the \"Living Wise\" curriculum to 7th grade students within the city. The program provides individual hands-on energy efficiency kits to classrooms helping demonstrate energy conservation in their own homes. Over ten years, there is a projected savings of 44,295,327 gallons of water; 184,859 therms of gas; 2,586,439 kWh of electricity; and 44,295,327 gallons of wastewater based on surveys on the efficiency items installed in the student\'s homes. Start year 2008
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Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Traffic signal Conversion to LED
In 2007, North Little Rock began a three year program to convert all incandescent traffic signals to energy-eficient LED signals. A single LED traffic light used just 12 - 20 watts of electricity, compared to the 100 - 150 watts used by an incandescent bulb. Start year 2007
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Urban Forest
North Little Rock has advanced the reforestation of the urban tree canopy under Mayor Hay\'s administration. Start year 1990
Sector Other Emissions
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions

Built Environment and Community Garden Initiative
The City facilitated a Built Environment committee tasked with proposing a strategic plan for building a more livable community. Plans for walkability assessments and community design brainstorming in neighborhoods. Goal: propose and promote land-use policy changes to encourage healthier development and give community stakeholders a voice when new facilities (such as trails and street crossings) are designed. Community Garden initiative gave funds to community groups for construction of twelve new garden sites for local food production. Start year 2011
Sector Food Security
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Certified Arkansas Farmer\'s Market and Community Gardens
North Little Rock supports a certified Farmer\'s Market that brings fresh, local food to residents. Locally grown produce reduces the petroleum used and emissions created to move products to market while supporting local farmers. In 2011, to complement this localvores market, North Little Rock awarded $19,000 for seven garden projects for community gardens throughout the City Community gardens not only produce nutrituous food and reduce family food budgets,they also provide green spaces, provide opportunities for intergenerational and cross-cultural connections, encourage self-reliance, and provide a catalyst for neighborhood and community developments. Start year 2010
Sector Food Security
Type Fiscal/Financial mechanism
Status Completed
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Argenta Master Plan
The adoption of the Argenta Downtown Master Plan in 2010 gave direction to and guidelines for future downtown developments. The public-private partnership that collaborated on this effort is the very model of cooperation that fosters the appropriate sustainable developments that will contribute to high quality, low impact, place to live, work, play, and learn. Start year 2010
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Complete Streets Ordinance
On March 9, 2009, North Little Rock became the first community in Arkansas to adopt a complete streets policy. This term is given to streets that accommodate all forms of travel (automobiles, bicycles, pedestrians, transit, and freight) in a safe environment on all City streets and highways. The guiding principle is to design, operate, and maintain all City streets to promote safe and convenient access for all users in a manner consistent with, and supportive of, the surrounding community. Start year 2009
Sector Terrestrial Ecosystems
Type Regulatory
Status Completed
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