City of Missoula
The City of Missoula has been a signer on the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement for three mayor administrations, with Mayor John Engen renewing the pledge shortly after he took office in 2006. Mayor Engen and the City of Missoula formed a partnership in January 2009 with The University of Montana and Professor Robin Saha of the Environmental Studies Program to complete an emissions inventory of municipal operations.
The specific goals of the report are:
1. To present a baseline greenhouse gas emissions inventory for the City of Missoula that quantifies total energy use and associated emissions for municipal operations.
2. To identify major sources of municipal GHG emissions and relative contributions within and among the various sectors examined.
3. To analyze changes and trends in energy use, costs and emissions from Fiscal Years (FY) 2003 to 2008.
4. To identify opportunities and offer recommendations to achieve future municipal GHG emission reductions and energy cost savings.
greenhouse gas emissions, energy costs, Missoula, Montana
This publication is in the public domain.
Saha, Robin K.; Makarowski, Kathryn Elizabeth; Paepeghem, Russ J.; Taylor, Bethany Mason; Lanzoni, Michelle; Lattanzio, Michael; and Weber, Owen, "Missoula Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory and Analysis, 2003-2008: Toward A Blueprint For Municipal Sustainability" (2010). Environmental Studies Faculty Publications. 4.