Faculty Advisor

Dr. Katherine Straub

Start Date

28-4-2020 12:00 AM

End Date

28-4-2020 12:00 AM

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Abstract A greenhouse gas inventory was conducted in Armstrong Township, Pennsylvania in the fall of 2019 and a partial draft of a climate action plan containing suggested mitigation actions to decrease greenhouse gas emissions in the jurisdiction followed using the results of the inventory. The inventory shows the following distribution of emissions: the transportation sector with 82.50% followed by the residential energy sector with 10.89%, the commercial energy sector with 3.65%, the solid waste sector with 1.65%, the industrial energy sector with 0.91%, and the water and wastewater sector with 0.38%. In total, Armstrong Township contributed 15,327 Mt CO2e of greenhouse gas emissions in the calendar year 2017. The formulated emissions reduction plan includes reductions in the transportation sector through reducing vehicle miles travelled in the jurisdiction and in the residential and commercial energy sectors through installation of solar photovoltaic panels for renewable energy generation. Keywords: greenhouse gas inventory, climate action plan, emissions, Armstrong Township

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Apr 28th, 12:00 AM Apr 28th, 12:00 AM

Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Climate Action Plan for Armstrong Township, Pennsylvania

Abstract A greenhouse gas inventory was conducted in Armstrong Township, Pennsylvania in the fall of 2019 and a partial draft of a climate action plan containing suggested mitigation actions to decrease greenhouse gas emissions in the jurisdiction followed using the results of the inventory. The inventory shows the following distribution of emissions: the transportation sector with 82.50% followed by the residential energy sector with 10.89%, the commercial energy sector with 3.65%, the solid waste sector with 1.65%, the industrial energy sector with 0.91%, and the water and wastewater sector with 0.38%. In total, Armstrong Township contributed 15,327 Mt CO2e of greenhouse gas emissions in the calendar year 2017. The formulated emissions reduction plan includes reductions in the transportation sector through reducing vehicle miles travelled in the jurisdiction and in the residential and commercial energy sectors through installation of solar photovoltaic panels for renewable energy generation. Keywords: greenhouse gas inventory, climate action plan, emissions, Armstrong Township

 

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