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.

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.

Toronto Star: City council unanimously passes TransformTO climate plan

By |July 4th, 2017|

The Toronto Star reports on the momentous City Council decision that renews Toronto's climate leadership. The Council vote comes after over two years of consultations, in-depth modelling, and expert input, co-led by TAF and City staff.

BlogTO: Toronto adopts ambitious climate change plan

By |July 4th, 2017|

Ten years after adopting its ambitious 2050 climate target, Toronto City Council votes for the TransformTO climate plan to reach the goal. BlogTO includes a tweet by TAF Communications Manager Tim Ehlich in its coverage.

Torontoist: TransformTO could make the city look very different in 2050

By |July 2nd, 2017|

The plan for a low-carbon city can move Toronto into the future — if we commit to making it happen. The Torontoist takes a closer look.

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.

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.