The Buncombe County Board of Commissioners will consider an energy policy update Aug. 27.
The county has made strides in recent years to reduce its carbon emissions, but Commissioner Brownie Newman has been pushing for further progress. He’s been floating an idea to commit the county to reducing its carbon emissions by 2 percent a year until it reaches a reduction of 80 percent.
The board also plans to present an award to longtime former Commissioner Bill Stanley, and approve a proclamation honoring Korean War veterans.
In addition, commissioners will consider a number of board appointments to the Tourism Development Authority, Land Conservation Advisory Board, Culture and Recreation Authority, and Airport Authority.
The board will meet at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 27, in the commissioner’s chambers, located at 200 College Street, suite 326. A short pre-meeting review of the agenda will begin at 4:15 p.m.