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

June 7th, 2017 | By |

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.

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TransformTO vote delayed until July

June 5th, 2017 | By |

The TransformTO climate plan was scheduled to reach Toronto's City Council on May 25. But due to an overflowing agenda, this important item has been rescheduled to July 5. Project co-chair Mary Pickering gives a detailed update.

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TAF launches new Building Energy Efficiency Policy Calculator

May 29th, 2017 | By |

Cities across Canada want to bring down carbon emissions from buildings. But what's the right policy mix to increase energy efficiency? The Building Energy Efficiency Policy Calculator (BEE-Cal for short) gives municipal planners a nifty tool for policy planning around energy efficiency.

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We’re hiring: Building Environmental Researcher

May 3rd, 2017 | By |

Are you a researcher or engineer with a passion for climate action? Do you have a degree in engineering or applied science? Here's an exciting opportunity to join our TAF building energy efficiency research team.

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TransformTO: Here’s the blueprint to reach Toronto’s climate target

May 2nd, 2017 | By |

Toronto shares an ambitious climate target with other world cities like London and Washington, D.C. – reduce emissions by 80% by 2050. But how do we get there? After more than two years, the TransformTO team – consisting of TAF, City staff, and independent […]

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Collective impact: practitioners share their insights

April 28th, 2017 | By |

If the problem is big, think big – and bring together partners from different sectors. Complex problems like climate change require leadership from a diverse set of partners: from government leaders to community organizations and businesses. But how can we create a collective impact […]

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Resilience in 2050: An interview with futurist Sanjay Khanna

April 4th, 2017 | By |

Sanjay Khanna is a futurist, speaker, and thought-leader who sits on the advisory group of the City of Toronto and TAF project, TransformTO.  This is the fifth interview in our TransformTO Talks series with multi-sectoral experts.

 

TAF: Can you tell us about your current work and interest in the topic […]

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Financing the 21st century: How to follow the money in a low-carbon economy

March 22nd, 2017 | By |

In the lead up to the GLOBE Capital leadership summit, CEO Mike Gerbis reflects on the challenges and opportunities for investors in today’s low-carbon economy. For two decades Mike has advised Canadian corporations, institutions and government on how to create long-term value by addressing […]

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Seven heat pumps perfect for Ontario homes

March 8th, 2017 | By |

Heat pumps, the unsung hero of the energy world, are mechanical devices that can harvest renewable thermal energy for space heating and cooling. They’ve been identified globally as a key solution to building and retrofitting low-carbon buildings, and they help consumers save on energy […]

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Five principles for unlocking Ontario’s green bank success

February 22nd, 2017 | By |

When the Ontario Climate Change Action Plan landed last spring, a notable element was the commitment to establish an Ontario green bank to support deployment of low-carbon solutions. Since then, speculation has swirled: what role will it play? How will it be structured?  Why […]