Our district is growing, but NPDC has shrunk its carbon footprint over the last 15 years, even while it serves more people.
And our emissions are expected to fall even faster if Councillors greenlight proposals to 'Green our Place' in the draft 10-year plan.
New Plymouth District had a population of about 69,000 in 2006 and NPDC’s carbon emissions of just over 7,000 tonnes then was expected to hit almost 8,000 tonnes today.
But NPDC’s actual emissions today, even though it now serves more than 80,000 people, are less than half the forecast figure at about 3,500 tonnes thanks to a range of measures including:
"We’re gearing up for a low-emissions future, and moves like all-electric rubbish trucks are helping to drive us there, but we’re looking at other things we can do to make our carbon footprint even smaller through our proposed Climate Action Framework and in our draft 10-year work programme,” says NPDC Group Manager Planning and Infrastructure David Langford.
From March 3, the public will be asked for their feedback on the $3 billion draft 10-year plan which focuses on three big areas:
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