Houston has created a Climate Action Plan. This is what it means for transportation, energy and building.

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HOUSTON – Houston officially announced the city’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) on Wednesday, the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

According to the news release, the plan is a “science-based, community-driven strategy for the City of Houston to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, meet the Paris Agreement goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, and lead a global energy transition.”

According to the release, the CAP is focused on reducing emissions in the four areas that generate the most of the region’s greenhouse emissions: Transportation, energy transition, materials management and building optimization.

Each area has goals and targets that are meant to help the city reach its objective.

Transportation

The city hopes to do three things:

  • To completely convert non-emergency vehicles and the light-duty municipal fleet electric and low-emissions vehicles by 2030.
  • To reduce vehicle miles traveled per capita by 20% by 2050.
  • To provide equitable, safe mobility choices and eliminate traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries by 2030 and to have 500 miles of “high-comfort” bike lanes by 2025.

Energy transition


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