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City of Nevada City

Beacon Participant Profile

Nevada City is a well preserved Gold Rush town that has long been dedicated to reducing its carbon footprint and creating a more sustainable future for its residents. From solar installations to electric vehicle fleets, the city seeks to be more efficient without compromising its historic charm.

About Nevada City

  • Incorporated: 1856
  • Population: 3,068 (2010) 
  • Location: located in Nevada County
  • Area: 2.19 square miles
  • Elevation: 2,477 feet

Climate Action Activities

Climate Action Resources


Agency Energy Savings

  • Silver Level, 8% (2017)

Agency Natural Gas Savings

Agency Greenhouse Gas Reductions

  • Platinum Level, 20% (2017)

Community Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sustainability Best Practices

  • Silver Level (2017)

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