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Greenhouse Gas Inventories Baltimore County and County Government 2002-2006. Patricia Brady Environmental Science Towson University Brian Fath, Ph.D., Advisor. Baltimore County Greenhouse Gas Inventory. Overview Inventory and Results . Community. 600 square miles 600,000 vehicles

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greenhouse gas inventories baltimore county and county government 2002 2006

Greenhouse Gas Inventories Baltimore County and County Government 2002-2006

Patricia Brady

Environmental Science

Towson University

Brian Fath, Ph.D., Advisor

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

baltimore county greenhouse gas inventory
Baltimore County Greenhouse Gas Inventory
  • Overview
  • Inventory and Results

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

community
Community
  • 600 square miles
  • 600,000 vehicles
  • 315,000 households
  • Commercial/Industrial

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

general government operations
General Government Operations

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

inventory methodology
Inventory Methodology
  • Clean Air and Climate Protection software developed by International Council for Local Environ Initiatives
  • Total fuel use X Emissions factors
  • Aggregates CO2, CH4 and N2O
  • Tons eCO2

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

analysis
Analysis
  • Spans 2002-2006
  • Forecast Year
    • (BAU) - 2012
    • (10% reduction) - 2012
  • (Maryland Climate Action Plan)

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

community sectors
Community Sectors

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

government sectors
Government Sectors

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

results of community inventory
Results of Community Inventory

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

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Results of Community Inventory

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

government subset of community
Government – subset of Community

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

results of government inventory
Results of Government Inventory

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

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Results of Government Inventory

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

comparisons with other govs
Comparisons with other Govs.

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

challenges electricity emission factors
Challenges – Electricity Emission Factors

Baltimore County Emissions Inventory

government ghg inventory
Government GHG Inventory
  • Data Gaps!!
    • Employee Commute
    • Energy use in buildings

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

maryland ghg inventory
Maryland GHG Inventory
  • 2005 Gross Emissions
    • 109.4 MMT CO2e
    • 19.7 MT CO2e per capita annually
  • Baltimore County
    • 11.7 MMT CO2e
    • 14.66 MT CO2e per capita annually

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

significance
Significance
  • Needed for informed action
  • Lead by example
  • Currently not mandatory

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

significance1
Significance

Change can occur at local level :

- Modify Behavior

  • - Change Activities

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

significance2
Significance
  • SB 0278 GHG Reduction
    • Passed State Senate on Monday, 3/2

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

thank you for your support
Thank You for your support
  • County Executive Smith
  • County Council
  • David Carroll and County Staff
  • CEQ – Kathy, Rex and others
  • Dr. Brian Fath, Towson University

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

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Thank You for your support

Charles Reighart – BC, Solid Waste

Connie Smiddy – BC, Buildings Data

JoAnn Famolaro – BC, Buildings Data

Bill Frankenfield – BC, Waste Water

Bob Majewski – BC, Vehicles

John Markey – BC, Statistics

Greg Carski – BC, Streetlights

Michelle McFadden – BC, Admin

State Highway Admin – VMT

BGE – Energy Use data

John Quinn – BGE, Emission factors

Steve Myer – BC, Energy procurement

Rayford McEachern – Balt. City, Waste Water

Andrew Keys – NMWDA, Waste

Baltimore County GHG Inventory

software comparison
Software Comparison

Baltimore County GHG Inventory