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Friday, December 15, 2017

Huron To Track Fuel Use

Huron County | by Fadi Didi  

County councillor to examine fuel consumption, in hopes of reducing carbon emissions.

A regional plan to reduce carbon emissions has captured the attention of Huron County.

The municipality of North Perth has begun taking measures to lessen its carbon footprint, with the same measures on the table for Ontario's West Coast.

Those include additional training for staff, reducing fuel use of the fleet by changing travel practices, or purchasing more fuel-efficient vehicles including electric cars.

Huron County has several projects which align with the goals of the carbon reduction initiative, but there was some worry from elected officials.

Warden Jim Ginn favoured the idea, but suggested the goals may be difficult to reach due to the number of snow plows operating throughout the winter.

Councillor Ben Van Diepenbeek shared Ginn's sentiment, while Art Versteeg feels tracking fuel consumption could be a good place for the county to begin reducing emissions.

Officials agreed tracking fuel consumption would be the mandate going forward.

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