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Cary receives grant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Posted April 14, 2011

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— The Town of Cary will receive approximately $500,000 to develop local strategies to reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions and improve people’s health, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.

The grant is for a program that focuses on reducing greenhouse gas emissions in fire and police departments. 

Cary is among 22 communities from across the country receiving almost $8.3 million in grants to help increase energy efficiency and save consumers money with new practices involving waste management, energy production and land use management.

Grantees estimate that by 2014 the projects will reduce more than 167,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually – equivalent to the annual emissions from more than 32,745 passenger vehicles or the energy used by 14,189 homes – and save nearly $13 million per year in energy costs.

The projects will also improve people’s health and quality of life by improving indoor and outdoor air quality, increasing walk-ability and reducing household energy bills.

The EPA will monitor the progress of grant recipients and will post quarterly updates about each recipient online.

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  • Just the facts mam Apr 15, 2011

    No wonder our federal government is going broke!

  • goncampn2 Apr 15, 2011

    WHAT A JOKE!! WASTE MONEY ON SOMETHING THAT DOES NOT EXIST AND HAS NO AFFECT ON US OTHER THAN HITTING HARD WORKING PEOPLE IN THE WALLET. WHEN WILL AMERICANS WAKE UP AND REALIZE "The Wool Is Being Pulled Over Our Eyes" ....oh wait sheep contribute to "GLOBAL WARMING" also

  • Alex25 Apr 15, 2011

    Why is the EPA (a 1970 Nixon Exec Order for gosh sakes) even making laws???

    Laws come from the Legis Body - Hello....basic civics.

  • Alex25 Apr 15, 2011

    Man's CO2 and Temps ARE NOT correlated, let alone any causation linked. None.

    This is a another hoax....to get your $$$$$

  • oakcity Apr 15, 2011

    Yes carbon dioxide is beneficial to plants, but a build up is not a good thing and traps greenhouse gases, thus leading to global warming, but you don't believe that so i won't even go there. It doesn't matter what i think or what you think though, if the left said the sky is blue, the right would fight tooth and nail to prove its green and vice versa. You say the people are sheep, yet you seem to have the same agenda as corporate america? The same people showing record profits, the same folks that are supposed to be creating jobs? They don't care about you, they don't care about me and they surely don't care about what kind of damage they do to our country, they care about PROFIT and that is it. Tea partiers and the right claim how much they love their country but will allow these corporations to rape it? That doesn't sound like freedom to me, that sounds like you're doing the will of the corporate king.

  • seaturtles246 Apr 15, 2011

    You're right NCPictures - carbon dioxide is NOT a pollutant. Carbon monoxide IS one.

  • daiseydear Apr 15, 2011

    I'll have to agree with deathrow. Whenever the Feds send a pot of money somewhere for some lofty goal, a lot of that money will disappear with nothing to show for it. They can't even account for all the stimulus money. They may know where they sent the checks but can't account for the "jobs" it was supposed to have created. And frankly this is the first I have ever heard of fire and police creating a lot of "greenhouse gases". And the EPA monitoring this? Who's monitoring the EPA?

  • NCPictures Apr 15, 2011

    "You people disgust me, god forbid anybody actually tries for better, cleaner air to breathe. Its all negative, negative, negative from this golo crowd. People talk about not leaving our children with a lot of debt when they grow up, whats the use of that IF WE RUIN THE PLANET BEFORE THEY GROW UP??" -------akcity

    You do realize that carbon dioxide is NOT a pollutant, and is a requirement for trees and plants to live so that they can can produce oxygen, right? What disgusts me, are people that are ignorant to this whole "man made global warming" farce, and follow some "leaders" like sheep.

  • seaturtles246 Apr 15, 2011

    Good for you oakcity! Pray tell, what is it about Cary that riles people up so much?

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Apr 15, 2011

    SOunds like a HUGE waste of money in my book.

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