In early 2008, I did some inquiries on the data underlying Albuquerque’s “green” claims and we published what I found in the newspaper.
With a mayoral election underway and the city pushing forward on a “Climate Action Plan”, it seemed like a good time to revisit the issue. The results:
When Albuquerque Mayor Martin Chávez signed the U.S. Conference of Mayors Climate Protection Agreement in 2005, he pledged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Albuquerque.
By next year, according to a city estimate, emissions will have gone up 8 percent since Chávez made the pledge.
My previous story can be found here, but as part of my employer’s efforts to figure out how to compensate me for my efforts, you’ll have to subscribe to the paper or sit through an ad to read it.