Having failed to meet its own environmental goal of reducing fuel consumption by municipal vehicles in 2016, the City of Ottawa will begin tracking the fleet's environmental impact by a different measure, a city committee decided Wednesday.
The city was aiming to reduce fuel consumption by city vehicles by four per cent by 2016, using 2012 consumption rates as a benchmark. Instead, there was an 11.8 per cent increase.
"In my mind we're going in the wrong direction," Coun. Mathieu Fleury told his colleagues on the city's transportation committee.http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/green-house-gas-fuel-city-vehicles-1.4329609