Parks, Recreation and Culture Department Report Number PRC-2019-18
Re: DRAFT Energy Management Plan
a) That report PRC-2019-18 be received as information;
b) That the Township establish Targets ‘A’ as the mandate for Energy and GHG emission reductions;
c) That Committee provides feedback on the DRAFT Energy Management Plan Update.
This report talks about King Townships energy plans going forward and is asking Council to set a reduction goal for 2030. The two target options are stated below.
- 30% Reduction in Corporate Energy Emissions (Kg of CO2e) by 2030* - 35% Energy reduction in corporate facilities measured by energy intensity (ekWh/
mg) by 2o3o**
- 45% Reduction in Corporate Energy Emissions (Kg of CO2e) by 2030* - 35% Energy reduction in corporate facilities measured by energy intensity (ekWh/
While some reductions will be achievable through efficient operating measures, development of standard guidelines and procedures, etc., a large portion of the updated recommendations will relate to infrastructure investments and renewable energy resources which require a financial investment.
Staff will take the next few months to compile feedback received from Committee and to undertake community engagement (public information session, speaking.king.ca) on the DRAFT plan with the purpose of reporting back in Fall 2019.
Implementation of either target will require a significant investment on the part of the municipality. Based upon data collected, the 10 year investment could range from $6.3m to $22m. The desire to increase target levels must be weighed against other municipal needs and priorities, understanding that delivery of a program of this magnitude will most likely require reductions in service levels elsewhere.
After reading the report from staff it is very clear that any target will require significant investments which will surely have financial implications to our short and long term budget. It is also worth noting that with a growing population in King Township and investment in new facilities, this target becomes even harder to achieve.
I strongly ask all residents to read the report fully and provide comments on these targets, either target will significantly raise pressures on our budget which leads to increased tax rates.