NASHUA The city is buying two gas electric hybrid cars through a fund established three years ago to reduce fossil fuel use and greenhouse gas emissions in city buildings and vehicles.
That revolving energy fund, which began with $20,000 and increased with grants, was created in 2007 and became a model for other cities and towns, Omega Seamaster Professional 300m Leather Strap
One was for calculating greenhouse gas emissions for a base year 2001 in the city's case and for the future. The other, which the city recently completed, establishes an action plan for reducing gas emissions.
He was going to get a new car, he said, when the mayor thought, "Parks and Recreation Omega Constellation Automatic 1970s
But, she said, the hybrids will be better for the environment, and as the first purchased by the city, will answer questions about maintenance costs, such as replacing batteries.
Both are Ford Fusion sedans and are on order, Mayor Donnalee Lozeau said Friday.
At the Green Team meeting on Thursday, Vincent noted the city also has achieved two of the five milestones set by ICLEI for reducing greenhouse gases.
The Green Team is working on adopting emission targets. The state has its own guidelines that the city could use as a model, Vincent said.
that's green. Let's get a hybrid."
The city will draw $10,000 from the energy fund to cover the additional cost of the hybrids over a gas powered car.
The two hybrid vehicles one for Parks and Recreation, the other for the street department will be the first purchased through the energy fund.
She and Webster attended the meeting to update the Green Team on services provided by ICLEI. The city joined the organization in 2001, and since 2007, has been paying $1,200 a year in dues.
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"Will you be able to get the $10,000 back in pure gas savings? No," Lozeau said.
Caggiano hopes the car will be here by April 24, when his department is hosting an energy fair in Greeley Park.
"It's my intention to have the money returned to them in the next week or so," Lozeau said.
Nicholas Caggiano, Parks and Recreation supervisor, said the 1996 Malibu he drives has 104,000 miles and wouldn't pass inspection because of rust.
Vincent and Allie Webster, of ICLEI, spoke Thursday at a meeting of the Nashua Green Team, which encourages energy efficient practices in the city. Vincent is the former chairwoman of the Green Team and a former planner with the city and the Nashua Regional Planning Commission. She was instrumental in establishing the revolving energy fund in 2007.
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roundtable at which local business owners discuss ways to make their companies more energy efficient.
"It's a good opportunity for us to at least look at a couple of hybrid vehicles and see what we learn from them," Lozeau said.
Some of the businesses are from outside the city, noted Denis Gleeson, owner of a private school who co chairs the Green Team with Lucy St. John, of the city's planning department.
said Angela Vincent, regional director for ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, an international organization that promotes "green" Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean Gmt 600m practices among member communities.
The cars replace older Chevy Malibus and will be used by the supervisors of the two departments, Lozeau said.
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