# Department of Energy and Environment
The agency’s core responsibilities include, but are not limited to, enforcing environmental regulations; monitoring and assessing environmental risks; developing energy and environmental policies; issuing permits; and providing residents and local businesses with funding, technical assistance, and information on initiatives designed to ensure a more resilient and sustainable city.
program_outcome: Environment Preservation
program_category: Sustainability and Environment
service: Public Works
carbon_emission_capita: 11.76 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) (2013)
UN_Sustainable_Development_Goals: Goal 7 Affordable and Clean Energy