Green County?

Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County have engaged in a program to study greenhouse gas emissions in and around their respective facilities. The first step has been to hire Toronto-based contractor ICLEI Energy Services, the technical services branch of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. According to their website, after conducting an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions, the consultants typically provide clients with software and access to an extensive set of best practices from local governments around the world. "From technical software support to advice regarding the selection of an emissions reduction target, quantification questions, emissions inventory and Local Action Planning assistance, and protocol issues, IES has gained a great deal of insight into the issues faced by local governments in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions."

Today's DTH reports that the "total expected cost is about $45,000, with the county picking up $13,000 to $14,000. The municipalities also hope to get grant money. "



What facilities are we talking about? The dump? The UNC power plant? I hope we learn something. It's not that much money.

Let's hope they study all the cars driving to Southpoint to go shopping and watch a movie. Bill Strom can say he "bent over backwards" all he wants and it still doesn't change the fact that this town is STUPID when it comes to encouraging businesses. What arrogance!

I believe the scope of this study is on county and city owned facilities.

lol. My comment didn't really have anything to do with this topic, I just needed a place to vent.


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