Talbot County Works to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A June 12 Star Democrat article reported on Talbot County’s ongoing commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption.  The article noted the county’s recent purchase of three hybrid vehicles using State grant money and discussed other efforts undertaken by the county to reduce energy usage.

“Nearly 60 percent of the energy consumed by Talbot County government already comes from renewable energy sources. This efficiency places the county at the forefront of the charge to reduce greenhouse gases,” said County Engineer Ray Clarke.  ….

“The county’s efforts in [renewable energy projects] will not only help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and reduce transportation fuel consumption, but will also result in an estimated savings of $4,000 per year to Talbot County and its citizens, and serves as just another step in an ongoing effort to be good stewards of our environment,” said Council President Corey Pack.

The article stated that Talbot County plans to work with the Maryland Energy Administration to secure the resources to install a dual vehicle charger.