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New TAF research reveals carbon impact of electricity conservation

August 24, 2017

Quantifying the emissions impact of electricity consumption - and conservation efforts - is crucial for planning climate actions, whether it's a government policy or upgrades and behaviour shifts at home. TAF's latest research greatly improves such quantifications.

Left in the dark: Ontario municipalities need energy data for meaningful climate action

August 14, 2017

A proper carbon emissions inventory is a crucial starting point for city-level climate action. But unfortunately, many cities in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA), don't have gas and electricity consumption data - but utilities do. That's why TAF asked the Ontario government to make this data public.

The power of the neighbourhood approach

July 12, 2017

When it comes to public projects, does our big-thinking habit get in the way of excellence implementation as we fail to consider local-level impacts and aspirations? Our VP Mary Pickering looks at best practices from recent transit projects in Ontario.

TAF in the Media

National Observer: Who hid the electric car?

September 12, 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?

September 12, 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

September 7, 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.

Media Releases

The Atmospheric Fund VP Tim Stoate appointed to new Green Ontario Fund Board

August 30, 2017

TAF welcomes the appointment of its VP for Impact Investing Tim Stoate to the board of the newly-formed Green Ontario Fund. The fund will help reduce energy costs for homeowners and businesses while reducing Ontario’s carbon emissions.

Toronto renews climate leadership with unanimous TransformTO vote; collaboration key for plan’s success

July 4, 2017

The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), project co-lead for TransformTO, welcomes City Council’s unanimous approval of the ambitious climate plan. We now call on the provincial and federal governments to help us refine, fund, and implement it.

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

May 30, 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).

TAF E-News Archive

80×50 E-News September, 2017

September 15, 2017

Read our latest e-news: Climate disasters from B.C. wildfires to Hurricanes Irma and Harvey show the need for action. Plus, Ontario launches the Green Ontario Fund, which will help drive down emissions across the province. TAF VP Tim Stoate has been appointed to the board of the new fund. Also, e-mobility is on the rise around the world, so where is Canada?

80×50 E-News August, 2017

August 26, 2017

With another success Quebec-California emissions permit auction, it's increasingly clear that cap-and-trade is a success. Ontario is investing proceeds from its auctions in a range of new emissions reduction measures - from electric school buses to home retrofits. Plus, TAF publishes new research on electricity emissions factors for Ontario.

80×50 E-News July, 2017

Toronto City Hall

July 16, 2017

Check out TAF's July 2017 newsletter. We're covering the TransformTO approval, the continued rise of electric vehicles, and great job and funding opportunities.

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