Climate Protection Plan

On the May 13 Council agenda there is report identifying how the the Township will develop and ultimately execute a plan for reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas.  As indicated we have base line data from 2012 against which we can measure progress.  Goals are proposed.  When I compare the latter to what was in our original 5 year Integrated Community Sustainability Plan of 2012 I am pleased to see far more specificity.  I question whether our targets are aggressive enough as the target of 30% reduction in corporate energy emissions (kg of eCO2) by 2030 (vs 2012) is same as we set in 2012.  Urgency today is much greater than we perceived in 2012.  As report indicates increased investments in energy management initiatives will be required and will need to considered in the 2020 budget process.  I look forward to seeing full plan at 6/24/19 Council meeting for

One Response to “ “Climate Protection Plan”

  1. J. Bruce Craig says:

    Good observations and relevant information Debbie. I’d propose a 50% reduction target by 2030 based on a more aggressive plan with benchmarks to achieve along the way. I’ve seen 50% proposed elsewhere on the basis of seriously transitioning away from carbon and GHG emissions. I believe the technical advancements in clean renewables are well in place already, and simply requires political will and partnerships with sectors that can help achieve the targets. Bruce

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