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Taylor to sign on to Energy Emissions Plan


At Tuesday night's meeting, council voted to register for the Community Energy Emissions Plan initiative, offered by BC Hydro.

CEEP is a program that would bring a facilitator to Taylor to hold workshops and create an action plan for the district.

The plan will identify what the district can do to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as well as what government policies would facilitate those actions both in the short and long term.

The district is applying for a grant from the provincial government that would cover the costs of the facilitator.

If the grant is approved, the facilitator is expected before March.

Since the district already has Corporate and Community Energy Plans, Director of Finance Melany de Weerdt says the next step is to move forward with their carbon offsets.

De Weerdt says the district is looking into ways to use the money it would have had to use for offsets and invest it back into the community.

Since the government would be covering the cost of the facilitator and food during the workshops, the only cost to the district is providing the facility and people's time.

Even if the CEEP grant is not approved, de Weerdt says the district is still committed to reducing emissions.

Council also voted to register to become members of Partners for Climate Protection, a national network of other municipal governments committed to reducing greenhouse gases.

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