Holy Cross will try to cut carbon emissions | VailDaily.com

Holy Cross will try to cut carbon emissions

Daily Staff Writer

Local power supplier Holy Cross Energy has is trying to reduce carbon dioxide emissions created in the generation of electricity used by its consumers 10 percent by 2015.The carbon reduction strategy should also increase the percentage of renewable energy in Holy Cross’ power supply mix to approximately 20 percent by 2015 as well as offer financial incentives for the development of local renewable energy generation and provide cash payments to consumers to encourage energy efficiency and energy conservation.”This strategy reflects Holy Cross’ ongoing commitment to protect the quality of the environment while improving the services offered to consumers,” said Bob Gardner, Holy Cross’ general manager for support services. The programs have been developed in response to surveys that have shown Holy Cross consumers want to increase the use of renewable energy and are willing to pay the cost of such programs, Gardner said. Holy Cross is a not-for-profit rural electric cooperative serving nearly 50,000 consumers in Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin and Gunnison counties.

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