Climate Action Plan - City of Fort Collins

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CLIMA ATE ACTION PLAN N FRAMEWORK – March 2015

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City of Fortt Collins PO Box 5880 Fort Collinss, CO 80522 fcgov.com//climateprotecttion fcgov.com//utilities fcgov.com//enviro

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Fort Collins City Council Karen Weitkunat, Mayor Gerry Horak, Mayor Pro-tem, District 6 Bob Overbeck, District 1 Lisa Poppaw, District 2 Gino Campana, District 3 Wade Troxell, District 4 Ross Cunniff, District 5 Climate Citizen Advisory Committee Bill DeMarco Bryan Watkins Chadrick Martinez Dana Villeneuve Dianne Ewing Eric Levine Glen Colton Greg Rittner Harry Edwards Holly Wright John Holcombe Kellie Falbo Marge Moore Mark Easter Mike Freeman Olivia Stowell Rich Fisher Sara Frazier Scott Denning Stacey Clark Suraj Renganathan Tom Ghidossi Yvonne Myers

City Manager Darin Atteberry Deputy City Manager Jeff Mihelich Project Management Team Bruce Hendee, Chief Sustainability Officer Sustainability Services Lucinda Smith, Project Manager Bonnie Pierce Emily Wilmsen Josh Birks Melissa Hovey Fort Collins Utilities Steve Catanach John Phelan Lance Smith Lisa Rosintoski Travis Paige Planning, Development and Transportation Paul Sizemore Numerous other staff contributed to the development of this CAP Framework. Consultants / Resources The Brendle Group Rocky Mountain Institute Platte River Power Authority

Participating Climate Committee Alternates: Chris O’Dell Hunter Buffington John Shenot Kelly Giddens Lisa Rephlo Stacey Baumgarn Shawn Tierney

CLIMATE ACTION PLAN FRAMEWORK – March 2015

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TABLE OF CONTENTS Executive Summary ................ 1  EMISSIONS TRENDS AND PREVIOUS TARGETS ........................................... 1  SETTING NEW GOALS.................................................. 2  2015 CLIMATE ACTION PLAN FRAMEWORK.............. 3  ESTIMATED EMISSIONS REDUCTIONS BY STRATEGY ....................................................... 4  FROM PLANNING TO ACTION ..................................... 5  A ROLE FOR EVERYONE ............................................. 5 

Chapter 1 - Need for Climate Action ......................... 6  WHY CLIMATE CHANGE MATTERS IN FORT COLLINS ................................................. 6  MULTIPLE CO-BENEFITS OF CLIMATE ACTION .................................................. 7  ROLE OF CITIES............................................................ 8  FORT COLLINS’ CLIMATE COMMITMENT................... 8  WHY ACCELERATE FORT COLLINS’ CLIMATE ACTION GOALS .................................. 10  THE RISKS ................................................................... 10  WHY FORT COLLINS CAN SUCCEED ....................... 11 

Chapter 2 Framework for Action ........... 13  THE PROCESS ............................................................ 13  WHERE ARE WE STARTING? .................................... 13  PROJECTED FUTURE EMISSIONS............................ 14 

Chapter 3 - Emissions Reduction Strategies ............ 17 BUILDINGS: BOOSTING EFFICIENCY, COMFORT AND HEALTH.................................... 18  ADVANCED MOBILITY: MAKING TRANSPORT FASTER, MORE CONVENIENT AND CLEANER ........................... 22  ENERGY SUPPLY AND DELIVERY: THE SHIFT TO RENEWABLE ENERGY RESOURCES ............... 27  WASTE REDUCTION / MATERIALS REGENERATION ........................... 32 

Chapter 4 - Triple Bottom Line Considerations ............. 38  PRELIMINARY COSTS AND SAVINGS ESTIMATES ........................................ 38  FINANCING OPPORTUNITIES ................................... 39  INCREASED RESILIENCY .......................................... 42  TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE IMPACTS .............................. 43  SUPPORT FOR CITY CITY STRATEGIC PLAN OBJECTIVES .............. 44 

Chapter 5 - What does this mean for the Community? ... 46  HOUSEHOLDS .........................