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Carbon Neutral Certification

Palo Alto achieved Climate Registered™ status by successfully measuring its carbon footprint according to The Climate Registry’s best-in-class program, then having it third party verified and reporting the data on The Registry’s website.   Click here to view the report.

Measuring our carbon footprint with The Climate Registry allows the City to prepare for future regulation, identify inefficiencies and potential for cost savings, and provide real and meaningful data to our customers about our environmental performance.  This verification also validates Palo Alto's electric supply portfolio to be carbon neutral, fulfilling the goals set forth in the city's Carbon Neutral Plan.

“Climate Registered organizations understand that there are both environmental and economic benefits to understanding and managing your carbon footprint,” said David Rosenheim, Executive Director of The Climate Registry. “Palo Alto has become part of a powerful community of Climate Registered organizations, with substantive data guiding and supporting its sustainable activities.” 

For more information about Palo Alto's renewable resources and carbon neutral supply portfolio, click here. 

About The Climate Registry 
The Climate Registry is a non-profit organization that operates the only carbon footprint registry in North America supported by states, provinces, territories and tribes. The Climate Registry helps hundreds of public and private organizations measure, report and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions with integrity. For more information, please visit