City of El Cerrito
United States

Population: 23549
Area of jurisdiction: 9.55 km2

Commitments

  Community Government
Absolute base year GHG reduction target: n/a n/a
Baseline scenario (BAU) GHG reduction target: 30% by 2035 (2005) 30% by 2035 (2005)
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 ( 2005 ):  1,849 tCO2e

Other available GHG inventories: 2005

Mitigation actions

Reduce waste going to the landfill
Reduce waste going to the landfill to 4,000 tons by 2020 through wide participation in comprehensive waste reduction programs. Start year 2006
Sector Waste
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Promote energy and water efficiency education
Work with regional partners and local utility to promote energy and water efficiency education and incentive programs Start year 2005
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Completed
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Join a Community Choice Aggregation Program
Provide consumers in community with a higher percentage of carbon free electricity than currently provided by existing utility by joinng Marin Clean Energy Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Looking for Funding
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Facilitate greater adoption of distributed renewable energy
Continue the annual average growth rate of distributed solar installations in El Cerrito by providing solar permitting discounts and adopting a regional unified solar permit streamlining protocol. Start year 2008
Sector  
Type Regulatory
Status In progress
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Join a Community Choice Aggregation Program
Provide consumers in community with a higher percentage of carbon free electricity than currently provided by existing utility by joinng Marin Clean Energy Start year 2013
Sector  
Type Education/Awareness Raising
Status Looking for Funding
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Purchase electric vehicles and charging stations
Installed 1 EV charging station; retire 4 conventional city vehicles and leased 2 EV and 2 hybrids. Start year 2011
Sector Transport
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Reduce fugitive refrigerant emissions
Retire older equipment using refrigerants with high global warming potential Start year 2011
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status In progress
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Reduce energy use in municipal operations
Comprehensive energy efficiency program retrofitting 90% of interior and exterior building and park lighting to energy efficient lighting and LEDs; retrocommissioning of swim center and City Hall HVAC systems. Start year 2009
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status Completed
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Install solar energy projects on city buildings
installed 336 kWdc of solar PV on 5 municipal facilities Start year 2012
Sector  
Type Technical/Infrastructure investment
Status In progress
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Climate Action Plan
The City is interested in enrolling in a Community Choice Aggregation that would provide residents and business owners with the option of a 75% renewable or 100% renewable portfolio option. The strategy was outlined in our Climate Action Plan. Start year 2014
Sector  
Type Policy/Strategies/Action Plans
Status Looking for Funding
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Adaptation actions