City aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The city of Fort Collins hopes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent in the next five years, and it wants your help.

A committee charged with updating Fort Collins’ Climate Action Plan will host its first public open house from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive.

Lucinda Smith, director of environmental services, said the plan will be designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent below 2005 levels by 2020, 80 percent by 2030 and 100 percent by 2050. Electricity accounts for around half of Fort Collins’ greenhouse gas emissions, with 70 percent to 75 percent of the city’s electricity fueled by coal.

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