Energy and Climate

Energy use and our climate are closely linked. Most of the ways in which we use our energy resources today result in the creation of greenhouse gases or emissions. Those greenhouse gases trap the sun’s heat, ultimately raising the Earth's overall temperature, all the while using our nonrenewable resources. The cumulative effects can be noted in changes in weather patterns such as the amount of rain or snowfall and air quality. The following are ways the City tries to participate in renewable energy efforts and to minimize our carbon footprint: