Thursday, March 26, 2009

IRT system gets assessed

By Sasha Forbes
26 March 2009

Juan Lopez-Silva, an International Consultant on Carbon Financing will be assisting the City of Cape Town by assessing exactly how much the City’s proposed Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) system could reduce carbon emissions.

“What his doing is assessing the carbon credits that the system could potentially create for Cape Town, so his looking at the public transport system and saying that this will resolve is a certain reduction in an amount of carbon dioxide that Cape Town as a whole puts into the air everyday,” said City of Cape Town’s Kylie Hatton

“By doing this he is creating credits for the city, which mean that we could potentially sell them on the international market,” said Hatton

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