• students planting tree outside their school                 pps emissions equivalent to 1 year powering 7,000 homes or driving 10,000 cars, or CO2 sequestered by 66,000 acres of forest   

  • Greenhouse Gas Inventory

    The first step towards meeting the Climate Crisis Response Policy goals was to understand the current environmental impact of PPS operations so that we can measure our progress in the years to come. 

    PPS partnered with Good Company to conduct a Greenhouse Gas Inventory to establish PPS’s baseline GHG emissions using 2018-2019 as the baseline year, as called for by the policy.


    Key Findings

    • Current GHG emissions: 46,055 MT CO2, equivalent to about 10,000 passenger vehicles driven for 1 year. 

    • The policy calls for 50% reduction of PPS emissions by 2030, so we have 7 years to reduce that number down to 23,027 MT CO2.

    • Top emission sources for PPS:

    PPS emissions by category: 48% natural gas, 41% Electricity, 10% Fleet fuels, 1% Solid Waste

    • Energy efficiency and solar will be the quickest and most cost effective ways to achieve our shorter-term goals.

    Solar Panels on the roof of Ida B. Wells High School

    Solar Panels on the roof of Ida B. Wells High School

    • Building electrification is the best strategy for meeting our long-term goals.

    • PGE and Pacific Power will need to hit net zero carbon emissions by 2040 in order for PPS to meet its climate targets.


    Follow this link to read the full report