Yes. As a local authority with powers handed down by the Province, the City has direct control over a range of services that touch people daily and affect how energy is consumed, including housing, transportation systems, water and sewer infrastructure, and managing waste. With an estimated cost of $600M per year with significant positive financial returns accruing with the investment over time from energy and cost savings, it would be a missed opportunity if the city didn’t restore funding and implement Ottawa’s Energy Evolution Plan.
Yes. Of the items mentioned above, I would like to put a high priority on retrofitting buildings, and diverting organic waste from landfills. These are practical things we can be working on that will have a significant impact on our carbon footprint.
Yes. I appreciate that there is long term savings on this plan.
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