Greenhouse Gas Emissions
A key part of developing Cleveland's Climate Action Plan was calculating the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that result from energy use, transportation, industrial activities, and waste. This GHG inventory, or carbon footprint, in the base year of 2010 was 12,791,966 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MTCO2e). For comparison, 1 MTCO2e is the same as driving 2,000 miles in a car that averages 23 miles per gallon, or flying 3,700 miles by commercial airline (e.g. one round-trip from Cleveland to Las Vegas).
Source: City of Cleveland