City needs to green light greener policies: environmental advocates

By CFRA News, February 21, 2017

Councillors on the city's Environment and Climate Protection Committee are facing criticism for not moving swiftly enough on green initiatives.

(...)Graham Saul, the executive director of "Ecology Ottawa," said he fears the city has no plans to implement substantive climate-change policies before the next council elections.

"I don't see anything in the report that suggests that the city intends to bring forward specific policy recommendations in terms of how we can reshape a variety of issues related to renewable energy strategy. It'll come out after the budget and the next budget won't happen until early 2019," Saul said.

"So effectively, financing the renewable energy strategy, if there are any specific financial investment recommendations of any size at all, will be punted into the next term of council."

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