About the report:
Background: Lomita created its Municipal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory Report in 2009 with the help of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments. The City also joined ICLEI — Local Governments for Sustainability, an international association of local governments, to gain access to computer software that would help to organize data and calculate emissions.
What's in the report: The City conducted inventories for 2005 and 2007. The inventories focus on the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions created by energy use in areas such as municipal buildings, stop lights, vehicle fleet, and contract vehicles. The report contains detailed graphs and tables that display energy use and emissions created for each of these sources.
The report also contains a forecast the City's GHG emissions in 2012 and 2015 if no steps are made to reduce emissions.
Why it's important: This information will enable the City to target areas with high emissions to make significant reductions. The report will also help the City comply with the AB 32 climate legislation and future regulations.
To view the entire document as well as other cities' reports, visit the South Bay Cities Council of Governments website:Municipal Inventory Reports
Highlights from the report:
The City's municipal operations generated approximately 758 metric tons of CO2e in 2005; this is about the same as the emissions generated by the electricity use of 105 homes for one year.
- Overall, GHG emissions increased 3.5% between 2005 and 2007.
- From 2005 to 2007, emissions resulting from the consumption of electricity increased 11.3% while emissions generated from natural gas use decreased 6%.
- If the City does nothing to reduce its emissions, it can expect emissions to rise to 843 metric tons of CO2e by 2012 and 885 metric tons of CO2e by 2015.