Updating Nantucket's GHG InventoryPublic
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In 2011, Nantucket developed a climate action plan, yet it was never adopted. Now the town seeks to create a more robust plan. Our project was to establish a baseline greenhouse gas inventory to set climate action goals and measure progress. We used the Metropolitan Area Planning Council inventory tool to estimate the island’s total annual greenhouse gas emissions, and found residential buildings and gasoline cars were the largest sources of emissions. Our survey revealed that the public favors electric vehicles and solar panels to reduce emissions from those sources. Based on our findings, we recommend climate action strategies the Nantucket Energy Office can pursue in the future and how the MAPC can improve the inventory tool.
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