Cutting emissions could cost PA $1.3 million

City staff to finalize best, most cost-effective measures and return with recommendations in September

By switching to energy-saving street lights and using remanufactured printer toner cartridges, the City of Palo Alto could save as much as $500,000 — and significantly reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions, the City Council learned Monday night.

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Posted by happy reading
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 22, 2008 at 10:41 pm

Hey, Becky --
Thanks for the links in your story but it sure would be helpful to your readers if you included the link to the 12 page staff report (aka CMR) that summarizes the results of the cost/benefit analysis on all the measures that were included in the Climate Protection Plan:
Web Link

Also, here's the link to the 72 pages of attachments:
Web Link

Hard copies are also available on reserve as part of the Council packet for the July 21 meeting -- ask a library staffer to help you find materials in the envelope with "15" stamped on them (stands for Agenda Item 15).


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2008 at 10:23 am

Talking of emissions. We have just released huge amounts of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere by allowing the City's compost pile to ignite So you talk about saving $500,000, that won't make up for all the pollutants the compost fire has just emitted into the atmosphere.

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