Council Committee Will Learn About Lexington’s Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Emissions have trended downward in Lexington. In 2007, Lexington emitted 24.4 metric tonnes of CO2e per resident, as compared to 2021’s rate of 18.1 metric tonnes. However, if Lexington were to make no major changes in its operations and energy initiatives, CO2e emissions would increase 30% by 2050.

Lexington’s Comprehensive Plan, Imagine Lexington 2045, set a goal to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Large-scale reforms around energy usage, transportation habits and sources, and waste management would be needed to achieve that goal.

You can review the presentation slides starting on page 38 of this packet.

The Environmental Quality and Public Works Committee will meet Tuesday, June 18th at 1pm in Council Chambers. You can attend in-person or watch live on LexTV.

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Adrian Paul Bryant is CivicLex’s Civic Information Specialist, reporting on City Hall meetings and local issues that affect Lexingtonians every day. Raised in Jackson County, Adrian is a lifelong Kentuckian who is now proud to call Lexington home.