Tim Ehlich

About Tim Ehlich

Tim Ehlich is TAF's Communications Manager.

80×50 E-News June, 2017

By |June 30th, 2017|

Our topics: Mayor Tory pledges support for TransformTO while the vote on the crucial climate plan is delayed until July; U.S. mayors and governors join forces to uphold Paris commitments.

DeSmog: Meet the unsexy climate solution that cuts energy bills, creates jobs and saves rivers

By |June 20th, 2017|

A recent International Energy Agency (IEA) report pointed to energy efficiency as delivering the bulk of emissions reductions needed under the Paris Agreement. TAF's Bryan Purcell and a number of allies spell out what this means for Canada in this DeSmog article.

New study shows high potential for EV Uptake in Toronto region, but few drivers know about purchase incentives

By |May 30th, 2017|

A newly released study of almost 1,200 drivers in the GTHA shows that a set of misconceptions prevent gasoline-powered car drivers from switching to electric vehicles (EVs).

New TAF-funded EV report shows need for government action

By |May 26th, 2017|

Adoption of electric vehicles in the GTHA hampered by lack of awareness regarding Ontario EV purchase incentives.

Metro News: Toronto floods give rise to calls for better infrastructure

By |May 18th, 2017|

As flooding on Toronto Island continues, calls are increasing for City Council to pass and fund the TransformTO climate plan, Metro News reports.

CBC: Toronto must wean itself off air conditioning even as heat waves get more severe, report says

By |May 17th, 2017|

In a new report, Toronto Public Health is recommending changes to the provincial building code that would keep people cool while reducing the city's reliance on air conditioning. Ekaterina Tzekova, Building Research Manager at TAF, who contributed to the report, points to the need for retrofits and better building standards in this CBC article.

NOW Magazine: Toronto’s glass condos are burning thermal holes in the sky

By |May 17th, 2017|

As the ambitious TransformTO climate plan will soon reach City Council, NOW takes a closer look at Toronto's building stock - the source of more than half of the city's carbon emissions. The glass condo boom may be setting us up for failure, Adria Vasil argues. Since most of the floor space that will exist in 2030 has already been built, retrofitting our existing building stock is critical to meeting our climate change goals.

InsideToronto: It’s been a long time since Toronto was willing to go this green

By |May 7th, 2017|

TransformTO plan may be the most ambitious anti-climate change plan this city's ever seen, columnist and City Hall veteran David Nickle writes for the York Guardian (InsideToronto).

80×50 E-News May, 2017

By |May 5th, 2017|

TransformTO goes to City Council after unanimous approval at the committee stage. Also in our May edition: exciting EV events in the Toronto region; San Francisco reaches climate goal early; and TAF expands impact investing team.

TransformTO receives committee approval

By |May 4th, 2017|

The TransformTO climate plan, co-developed by TAF and City staff, received committee approval and will be debated by City Council on July 5.