Hennepin County is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by the year 2050 as part of the Cool County Initiative.
The initiative will rely on reduced and cleaner energy consumption through energy efficiency and the generation of renewable energy. The effort will include green building design, more efficient vehicle fleet management and transportation practices and other targeted greenhouse gas emission reduction programs.
Hennepin County is a founding member of a coalition of counties across the United States that are taking action to eliminate the causes of global climate change.
The 2012 Cool County Report highlights major accomplishments made under the Cool County Initiative in 2012 and describes future activities that are planned to improve energy efficiency or reduce energy use and resulting greenhouse gas emissions.
Changes in the climate poses significant environmental and economic threats to communities in Minnesota and throughout the world. Increased greenhouse gas emissions and warmer temperatures could have an impact on natural resources, wildlife and weather in Minnesota.
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