Monday, March 12, 2007

Montreal To Cut Emissions by 20%

Montreal is has unveiled a new plan to reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions by 20 per cent over the next five years. The city's government plans to take the lead by rolling out new energy conservation and efficiency standards for municipal business that is expected to save $12.5 million annually.

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Anonymous said...

You might want to read a column by Montreal Gazette columnist Henry Aubin at:
http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/columnists/story.html?id=e1c1e6e5-8bac-4a93-8515-0aade184dd6e

As he points out the plan covers only "operations of the municipal government, which produces just 1.5 per cent of all of Montreal Island's emissions."

The CBC notes:
"Alan DeSousa, a member of the executive committee for sustainable development and economic development, said city workers have been asked to save energy by turning off lights, heating and air conditioning when there's no one in a room and to shut exterior windows.
DeSousa said he estimated the city would save $12.5 million a year in energy costs."