City of Albany
United States

Population: 18969
Area of jurisdiction: 14.16 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a 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 ( 2010 ):  85,664 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2004, 2010

Mitigation actions

Collect Special Waste Curbside
The City of Albany offers curbside recycling of special wastes, including CFLs, batteries, cell phones, and motor oil through the franchise agreement with Waste Management of Alameda County. Start year 2011
Sector Residential
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Mandate Recycling and Food-Scrap Collection
Beginning July 1, 2012, businesses and multi-family property owners are required to recycle. Ordinance 2012-01 requires recycling service be sufficient to handle the amount of recyclable material they produce. This includes paper, cardboard, and recyclable food and beverage glass containers, aluminum and metal containers, and HDPE and PET plastic bottles. On July 1, 2014, all businesses and multi-family properties will also be required to compost organic materials, including yard waste, food waste, and food-soiled paper. Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Adopt Single-Use Bag Ban
Albany worked with the Alameda County Waste Management Authority adopted the Reusable Bag Ordinance in January 2012 to reduce the use of single-use carryout bags and promote the use of reusable bags. Grocery stores and certain other food retailers can no longer provide single-use plastic carryout bags at checkout. Recycled content paper bags and reusable bags may be provided, but affected stores must charge a minimum $0.10 per bag. The fee may go up to $0.25 next year. Start year 2012
Sector Commercial
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Revise Green Building Standards
The City Council adopted new green building codes in early 2013. Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Green Infrastructure Plan and Street Tree Planting
Albany's Urban Forestry Program has a plan to increase tree plantings to sequester carbon and beautify Albany streets. The current short-term goal of the program is to plant 1,000 street trees in 2013 within Albany's 1.7 square miles. The City is also supporting other green infrastructure projects such as rain gardens, including one planned as part of the San Pablo Avenue Spine Project. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Develop and Implement Active Transportation Plan
The City developed an Active Transportation Plan in 2011 to improve bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Class 1 bike paths are 30% complete and Class 2-3 bike paths are 70% complete. Bike parking has been increased in the City through a partnership with local advocacy and merchant groups. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Evaluate Potential for Renewable Energy on City Properties
A solar analysis of all city facilities was conducted by Optony in 2012. The Childcare Center was chosen as an ideal site for a solar facility. Staff is researching the potential for a solar lease agreement for the Childcare Center. Start year  
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status Completed
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Develop Municipal Energy Action Plan
The City conducted energy audits and developed an Energy Action Plan for all municipal buildings. Action Plan measures will be implemented as funding becomes available. Start year  
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Completed
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Research Community Choice Aggregation
The City has been researching the feasibility of forming or joining a CCA for years. The current plan is to join the Marin Energy Authority. Start year  
Sector  
Type Assessment/Research
Status Looking for Funding
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LED Street Light Retrofit
All City street lights were retrofitted with LED bulbs. Start year  
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Adaptation actions