Governor Sisolak, Reno Mayor Schieve and Washoe Commission Chair Lucey Team Up to Become the First in the Country to Track Real-Time Carbon Emissions in Effort to Fight Climate Change

The State of Nevada, Washoe County and The City of Reno are teaming up with Ledger8760 to enable real-time energy and emissions tracking.

Reno, NV - July 01, 2021

In an effort to fight climate change, Governor Steve Sisolak, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, and Washoe County Commission Chair Bob Lucey are teaming up with Ledger8760, a software startup that has developed ground-breaking carbon mapping technology already being used in the private sector, to share real-time carbon emission data and to track it against emission reduction targets outlined in the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, which are now mirrored in Nevada state law through Senate Bill 254 from the 2019 Legislative Session. Using this data, the State, City, and County plan to identify key areas of energy efficiency, track emissions reduction efforts, and inform new environmental initiatives.

“Nevada is a global leader in renewable energy, and we will now be a leader on how governments around the world track and reduce their carbon emissions to meet the goals set in the Paris Climate Accord,” said Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak. “This innovative technology can help us to accurately measure and track our carbon emissions in order to work to reduce them. As we continue to battle drought, diminishing water supplies and wildfires across the West, we are reminded daily of how critical our fight is to slow climate change. If we can accurately measure our impact in real-time, we can more efficiently reduce our carbon output. This is how we fight climate change and protect our state.”

Ledger8760 will be tracking real-time energy and emissions from various state buildings, including the Nevada State Capitol, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles, and the Nevada Department of Transportation, as well as for the City of Reno and Washoe County.

“As the first county in the country to initiate real-time tracking of our carbon footprint using the standards established by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Washoe County is proud to join our local partners and serve as pioneers to track our Greenhouse Gas emissions,” said Washoe County Commission Chair, Bob Lucey. “By being transparent with our energy usage and subsequent impact, we will craft policies to limit climate change and improve our community.”

The City of Reno joins Washoe County and the State of Nevada as the first city in the country to undertake real-time carbon tracking established by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

"This partnership will allow for real-time tracking of GHG emission data and progress toward the goals set forth in the Paris Climate Accords. Using the standards established by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the City of Reno will be able to more closely monitor its emissions profile,” said Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve. “The first phase of the project will provide the City of Reno with an accurate baseline of our emissions in a form that complies with IPCC reporting - establishing the City of Reno as a leader in meeting the transparency aspirations of the Accords. The ongoing, real-time data analysis will capture successes to demonstrate the City of Reno's progress over time toward its mitigation climate goals, while also identifying data-driven practices and opportunities to accelerate its mitigation effort. This effort is crucial for the City to reach its goals set forth in our adopted Sustainability & Climate Action Plan.”

Ledger8760 is pioneering sustainability transparency practices for businesses and government agencies. The sustainability company, which displays the “8760” marker as a nod to the number of hours in a calendar year, separates itself from other tools that merely serve as reporting platforms because it measures greenhouse gas production in real time and on demand with unprecedented accuracy, capable of managing emissions data on an hourly or sub-hourly basis. This SaaS startup measures real-time energy, emissions, and utility information from thousands of public and proprietary data points and helps companies and government agencies reduce their costs and measure their carbon footprints.

“Our motto is ‘You can’t change what you can’t measure.’ Up until this point, organizations have had limited access to a data set of their emissions and energy usage, and they haven’t been able to see the full picture,” said Adam Kramer, CEO of Ledger8760. “Through the data sets tracked with Ledger8760, leaders and stakeholders can now have a single dashboard with a full visualization of their energy and emissions output, along with the related costs, across their organization that will be both accurate and actionable.”

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Meghin Delaney
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