By Kate Porter, CBC News Ottawa, November 16, 2021
...Despite their big analysis one year ago, the municipal budget only allocates a sliver of the dividend it receives from Hydro Ottawa toward climate change projects. In 2022, that represents just $800,000 for seven projects, which include identifying a handful of municipal solar power sites and electric vehicle charging stations.
...Capital ward Coun. Shawn Menard praised the hard-working, small group of city staff that works on climate files — there will soon be 10 staff members — as he proposed an extra $1 million in one-time funding for 2022. For the long term, Menard suggested taking savings, such as from converting traditional lighting to LED, and rolling them back into a new fund.