Creating a strong economy with clean energy:
The Town of Carbondale citizens, led by CORE and the Environmental Board, created the “Energy and Climate Protection Plan”, which outlines steps for the town to significantly reduce emissions, become more energy independent, and strengthen the economy in the process. CARE link for reduced water usage options.
This plan provides a broad, long-term vision, as well as intermediate steps for attaining these goals. It is founded on input from over an additional 150 community members. The Carbondale Environmental Board is composed of experts in the energy industry as well as several elected town officials. The plan will evolve. The Energy and Climate Protection Plan lays the framework and steps to significantly improve the Town’s carbon footprint.
Energy, Economic & Climate Protection Goals:
Around the country communities are selecting emissions goals to spur and guide climate protection efforts. Emissions reductions goals are an evolving science. We have based our emissions goals on what other active climate protection cities and corporations are doing. Goals will be refined as implementation of the plan moves forward. In addition to emissions goals our plan includes more qualitative goals.
Cutting Energy by about 30% at Carbondale's wastewater treatment plant. (see 2nd article)
Links to the online tracking tool, created by CLEER through the Garfield Energy Navigator.