Kingston identifying where energy is being consumed across city

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Published on: January 6, 2015

Kingston Whig-Standard / Paul Schliesmann / 05 January 2015

thermostatKingstonians pay about $600 million year for energy, largely petroleum products used by individuals, businesses and governments for heating and transportation.

Overall, the city emits 1.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide due to that energy use.

The statistics are found in a report from the city’s Environment and Sustainable Initiatives department, which is recommending councillors hire a consulting firm to conduct a municipal energy planning project.

The study, subsidized by the provincial government, would identify where energy is being consumed across the city and, more importantly, where to find savings. “They should have called it a community energy plan,” said deparment director Paul MacLatchy.

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