Ian Klesmer

About Ian Klesmer

Ian Klesmer is TAF's Grants Manager and Policy Advisor

New Pembina research suggests how to put the brakes on rising freight emissions

By |June 23rd, 2017|

Carbon emissions from Canada's freight sector are on the rise, especially trucks. A new report lays out policy tools to bring down emissions from a sector that's not on the radar of many policymakers when it comes to climate action.

New report shows uptake potential, barriers to electric vehicle adoption in the GTHA

By |June 7th, 2017|

A new TAF-funded study by our ally Plug'n Drive shows that there's major potential for electric vehicles (EVs) in the GTHA. But the survey also found a lack of awareness of Ontario's EV purchase incentives and misconceptions about EVs.

“Microtransit” has potential to slash GHG emissions

By |December 8th, 2016|

What if you want to commute by GO train but the station is too far to walk from your home and the parking lot is always full? Chances are, you’ll ditch the train and take your car, cursing traffic along the way.  Or, if […]

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What’s the renewal potential for tower sites in the GTA?

By |September 30th, 2016|

Almost one million people live in several thousand concrete tower blocks throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Many of these apartment buildings, built between the 1940s and 1980s, are inefficient and in deteriorating condition. Many are also surrounded by spaces that are underused and poorly […]

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How can Ontario get the most from cap and trade?

By |April 27th, 2016|

For the first time, the Ontario government will price carbon pollution through a cap and trade system that links with Quebec and California. With a historic policy so close to implementation and the federal government considering a national carbon price, Ontario has the chance […]

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Lab results are in! Top recommendations for Ontario’s climate strategy

By |August 31st, 2015|

What do you get when you corral representatives from industry, labour, non-profits, First Nations, academia, and healthcare in a room to discuss climate strategy?  Believe it or not, you can round up a pretty clear consensus on how to tackle climate change in Ontario.

That’s […]

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New report makes the pitch for mid-rise

By |May 14th, 2015|

Mid-rise development is a critical component of livable, transit-connected, low-carbon communities. A new report by the Pembina Institute and the Ontario Home Builders' Association outlines the multiple benefits of mid-rise development and proposes five key strategies for supporting it in the Greater Toronto Area.

A principled approach to carbon pricing: part 2

By |April 16th, 2015|

Part 2 of a blog series examining key principles that should inform the design of Ontario's carbon pricing system.

A principled approach to carbon pricing: part 1

By |March 26th, 2015|

A closer look at some key carbon pricing principles.

Saving money and driving less: a TAF grant project shows it’s possible

By |February 25th, 2015|

57% of participants did it!