Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Since 2008, total greenhouse gas emissions in San José have fallen by more than 25 percent, even as our population and the number of local jobs have increased. As the city continues to grow, we can all work together to meet our Climate Smart goals.

About the data

Data Sources:

2008 Baseline GHG Emission Inventory for San José (Table 2 on page 8 of document; first published June 2011)
2014 San José Community-wide Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory Update (published October 2016)
City of San Jose 2017 Inventory of Community Greenhouse Gas Emissions (published April 2019)

Population data – American Community Survey 3- and 5-year estimates covering the years 2006 to 2017. The American Community Survey is a yearly survey providing detailed population and housing information for the entire U.S.

Jobs data – This data came from the Monthly Jobs Total spreadsheet on the City of San Jose’s Open Data Portal

Data Limitations: Margins of Error (MOE) are provided for every American Community Survey estimate. The MOE measure the possible variation of the estimate around the population value with a confidence level defined by the Census Bureau (standard – 90 percent)

Data last updated: September 2019