Sustainability dashboard creates targets, transparency for Minnesota agencies

19 Dec 2019


The state government’s progress on emissions stalled in 2018; officials cite a cold winter and hot summer.

A cold, snowy winter and hot summer were factors causing Minnesota to lose ground in 2018 in its push to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

The state used more energy to heat and cool buildings and more fuel to plow roads, said Anne Hunt, the state’s sustainability director.

The backslide can be seen on a new state sustainability dashboard that lets users view fuel and emission measures by agency or state government overall.

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