City of Tampa Greenhouse Gas Emissions Decrease Despite Population Growth - Peoples Gas

City of Tampa Greenhouse Gas Emissions Decrease Despite Population Growth

The City of Tampa is now releasing the full findings of its Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The inventory, conducted by The Florida Center for Community Design and Research at the University of South Florida, provides an in-depth look at the sources of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) within the City of Tampa municipal operations and citywide.

The report shows that despite significant population growth, net city-wide GHG emissions have decreased from approximately 6.6 to 5.3M metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents (mtCO2e) since 2009. This is primarily due to Tampa Electric Company’s (TECO) transition from burning coal to natural gas.

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