The A2 Zero Carbon Neutrality Plan

On November 4, 2019, the Ann Arbor City Council unanimously passed a resolution which formally declared a “climate emergency,” and set 2030 as an “ambitious and achievable” carbon neutrality target.  To follow up, City staff developed a carbon neutrality plan with the assistance of dozens of technical advisors, the input from hundreds of community partners and the support of expert consultants. 

The plan calls for:

  • powering our electrical grid with 100% clean and renewable energy;
  • reducing the miles we travel in our vehicles by at least 50%;
  • switching our appliances and vehicles from gasoline, diesel, propane, and natural gas to electric;
  • significantly improving the energy efficiency in our homes, businesses, schools, places of worship, and recreational sites;
  • significantly changing the way we use, reuse, and dispose of materials; 
  • enhancing the resilience of our people and place.