Thurston County sees a 4% Green House Gas emission increase over the pandemic levels, still below pre-pandemic levels
The increase in emissions has not yet hit pre-pandemic levels but it is creeping back up.
From The JOLT News:
After a steep drop in 2020, Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) assistant planner Casey Mauck said they saw a 4% increase in greenhouse gas emissions as the community rebounded after COVID-19.
At the Climate Action Steering Committee (CASC) meeting on Monday, February 27, Mauck presented the 2022 report on climate mitigation measures using the latest 2021 greenhouse gas inventory data.
Mauck said the increase has not yet hit pre-pandemic levels but is creeping back up.
In 2021, Mauck said, a community-wide emissions increase of 4% is still below the 2015 baseline year.
Mauck showed the breakdown of the emissions in various sectors such as buildings and energy, transportation and land use, water and waste, agriculture, forests, and prairies.