Transforming How Communities Use Energy: Learning from Fort Collins

Rocky Mountain Institute.Org

The City of Fort Collins has adopted climate action goals that are among the most ambitious climate commitments in the nation. Under new goals adopted in March 2015, the city aims to reduce its community greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2030 (relative to a 2005 baseline) and 100% (reaching carbon neutrality) by 2050. In adopting these goals, the Fort Collins City Council accelerated by 20 years the previous target of 80% emissions reduction by 2050.

Fort Collins’ remarkable achievement in adopting an ambitious goal is the fruition of a multi-year process led by stakeholders including city government, local businesses, Colorado State University, the local municipal utility, and community and environmental advocates. Along the way, Rocky Mountain Institute and eLab have played key roles in facilitations, analytical support, expert convening, and communications. This page provides an overview of our approach and offers links to resources for other communities who are considering forward-looking climate action.

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