Climate Change and Energy


Climate Change and Energy

Wastewater treatment requires a great deal of energy, and we are continuously seeking methods to optimize energy efficiency in our processes and reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) contributing to climate change.

The City of Alexandria is implementing efforts to save energy, reduce GHG emissions, and protect infrastructure from the effects of climate change. We are supporting these efforts by tracking our own GHG emissions and improving process efficiencies to minimize energy waste and decrease emissions. 

This figure below demonstrates how we have decreased GHG emissions through improved process efficiencies and technology upgrades that lower energy consumption. AlexRenew has decreased GHG emissions by 37% over our 2005 baseline; we are on track to reach our goal of 50% emissions reduction by 2050.

Energy and Climate change
GHG Emissions