Measuring the sustainability of Minnesota state government operations
Track the performance of the State of Minnesota against its goal to achieve a 30% reduction in state fleet consumption of fossil fuels by 2027 relative to a 2017 adjusted baseline.
Track the performance of the State of Minnesota against its goal to achieve a 30% reduction in consumption of energy per square foot by 2027 relative to a 2017 adjusted baseline.
Track the performance of the State of Minnesota against its goal to reduce water consumption by 15% by 2025 relative to a 2017 adjusted baseline.
Track the performance of the State of Minnesota against its goal to achieve 75% combined recycling and composting rate of Solid Waste by 2030.
Track the performance of the State of Minnesota against its goal to ensure that 25% of total spend on priority contracts are sustainable purchase by 2025.
Track the performance of the State of Minnesota against its goal to reduce Greenhouse gas emissions by 30% by 2025.
In 2022, state government reduced fossil fuel use in fleet vehicles and equipment by 11% from the baseline of 2017. However, usage rose slightly compared to 2020 and 2021 levels. There was a decrease in the use of Metro Transit's bus service during the COVID-19 pandemic, but fuel usage rose again as operations return to normal in 2022.
Reduce fossil fuel use in the state fleet 30% by 2027 compared to a 2017 adjusted baseline.
In 2022, 24% of the light fleet was hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric (PHEVs), or electric vehicles (EVs). To add more efficient vehicles to the fleet, MnDOT has a goal to have all fleet sedans and small SUVs be zero emission models by 2030.
The 2023 State legislature enacted a purchasing hierarchy that state agencies will use when purchasing fleet vehicles that prioritizes electric vehicles.
Heavy and medium fleet vehicles used nearly 80% of state government’s total fleet fossil fuels in 2022. There are few alternative fuel vehicles available for the heavy and medium fleet.
Currently, there are a limited number of EVs available for state agencies to purchase. With the adoption of the Clean Cars Minnesota rule, more EVs should be available starting in 2024.
18.2 million fossil fuel gallons
16.8 million fossil fuel gallons
Key Performance Indicators
The Fleet focus area looks at the amount of fossil fuel used in on-road and off-road vehicles and equipment. The below graphs show that the light fleet segment has the most vehicles but use the least amount of fuel.
Count of Vehicles by Segment
Share of Total Gallons by Fleet Segment 2022 (%)
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