Toronto Star: TTC plans to buy first electric buses, targets emissions-free fleet by 2040

By |November 8th, 2017|

A report for the TTC board recommends buying 30 battery electric buses by 2019, at a cost of up to $50 million. Electrifying the city's transit fleet is a key part of the TransformTO climate plan, the article points out.

Toronto Star: Electric cars, bike lanes among ways to reduce Toronto’s air pollution – new report

By |October 27th, 2017|

Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health estimates dirty air causes 1,300 premature deaths and says vehicle emissions are the reason. The report by Dr. Eileen de Villa calls for full funding for TransformTO - a recommendation adopted by the Board of Health.

National Observer: Who hid the electric car?

By |September 12th, 2017|

Across the country, Canadians eager to buy an electric vehicle can't find one. That's why a number of organizations - including TAF - are promoting a new campaign called EVChoice.ca. The goal: to get federal rules in place that give all Canadians a broad choice of EVs.

DeSmog: Where Are Canada’s Missing Electric Cars?

By |September 12th, 2017|

China joins Norway, France and the U.K. in announcing plans to phase out vehicles with internal combustion engines. So, as the world moves toward the rapid adoption of electric vehicles, where is Canada in all of this?

Policy Options: Governments need to act on energy-efficient buildings shift

By |September 7th, 2017|

The shift to ultra-energy-efficient and low-carbon homes and buildings will help Canada reach its 2030 climate target under the Paris Agreement as well as its longer-term decarbonization goals. It will also reduce energy costs for Canadians, TAF CEO Julia Langer and Pembina Institute's Director of Buildings and Urban Solutions Karen Tam Wu emphasize in their submission to Policy Options.

Daily Commercial News: Low-carbon buildings shift requires all governments to step up

By |September 7th, 2017|

Eight months after the adoption of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change it's time to pursue some of the lowest cost, most rapidly achievable ways to reduce carbon emissions - improving energy efficiency in buildings.

Hill Times Op-Ed: Shift to low-carbon buildings requires all governments to step up

By |August 30th, 2017|

A framework first ministers agreed to last year provided the ambition, and now we need to see action and accountability, TAF ally Pembina Institute points out in its op-ed for the Hill Times.

Canadian Press: Resale homes should carry energy use label by 2019 – environmental groups

By |August 16th, 2017|

Ten organizations, including the Pembina Institute, the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance and The Atmospheric Fund, want the federal government to implement nearly two dozen policies to cut energy use in commercial and residential buildings - including energy labelling for homes on the market.

Daily Commercial News: Social housing issues beginning to boil over, study finds

By |August 9th, 2017|

Almost 30 per cent of Toronto’s multi-unit residential building (MURBs) stock is social housing and many of those buildings are more than 50 years old and ripe for retrofit. TAF's TowerWise program shows how.

Global News: Toronto council unanimously supports climate change action plan

By |July 4th, 2017|

Global News covers the City Council approval of the TransformTO climate plan and quotes TAF VP and project co-lead Mary Pickering.