Durango is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the amount of electricity that comes from renewable sources, both as a municipality and community-wide.
On December 7, 2021, Durango City Council voted unanimously to pass Resolution R-2021-71 in support of more aggressive community-wide greenhouse gas emissions goals and to commit to the ICLEI 150 Race to Zero campaign. This commitment builds upon the previous goals which City Council voted unanimously to support August 20, 2019 through Resolution R-2019-32. Our current goals are:
- 2030 - 50%* greenhouse gas emissions reduction compared to 2016 levels, and 50% of electricity from renewable sources.
- 2050 - 100% greenhouse gas emissions reduction compared to 2016 levels (i.e. net carbon neutral), and 100% of electricity from renewable sources.
*Based on our "fair share" commitment through our ICLEI 150 Race to Zero commitment, our 2030 emissions goal is actually set slightly higher at 54%.