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

By |May 2nd, 2017|

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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ABCs of counting GHGs: Will EVs impact our emissions?

By |May 26th, 2016|

In the first installment of our GHG quantification series, ABCs of Counting GHGs, we looked at different scenarios of mandating net zero buildings.  Now we’ll take a look at how electric vehicles (EVs) can help us achieve Ontario’s ambitious emissions reductions targets, recently legislated […]

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Will Uber debate compromise Toronto’s environmental standards?

By |April 15th, 2016|

While hundreds of speakers line up at City Hall to add their voices to the Uber-taxi debate, the issue of Toronto environmental policy is in the cross-hairs.

Air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation are a major concern for Toronto. While all other […]

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Solar EV station proves the power of local climate action at York U

By |December 2nd, 2015|

Guest blog post by Jose Etcheverry, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University

 

 

As world leaders meet in Paris to negotiate solutions to climate change, what are communities doing on the ground to find practical local solutions to a global problem?

Fossil-fueled transportation is […]

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Trudeau’s climate platform: 6 promises we’re watching

By |October 22nd, 2015|

For the 27 million Canadians living in cities, it’s notable that the new Liberal government has made some important commitments to urban sustainability. The Party’s on-line election platform has an overwhelming raft of content, So we’ve put together a summary of the key elements that focus on climate change, cities, and the low-carbon economy. We hope this record of the tangible commitments made during the election can act as a reference point for measuring this government’s progress over time.

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Electric vehicles in fleets: driving is believing

By |October 29th, 2012|

After only two months of working for the Toronto Atmospheric Fund, I took a trip to Winnipeg for Canada’s first national EV conference. It was chock full of academics, entrepreneurs and dreamers.

Five years later, I’ve just returned from Electric Mobility Canada’s EV 2012 VE […]

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Good or bad: telling the EV story

By |February 9th, 2012|

It’s been a great week for electric vehicles in the news.

My inbox has been filled to the brim with announcements, stories and celebrations. There was this great piece in the Toronto Star about The Agenda’s Steve Paikin loving his Chevy Volt; the American Council […]

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What’s the next innovation for EVs?

By |July 8th, 2011|

While we’re at the beginning of the electric vehicle revolution, there’s already a great deal of activity planning the next phase of innovations to support EVs and their drivers. From commercial developers to academic researchers to backyard enthusiasts, many great minds are working to […]

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The rEVolution has begun

By |April 19th, 2011|

Recently, Nissan was the first of the major automakers to announce a Canadian sticker price for a fully electric vehicle. The cost to cruise silently through your neighbourhood in a zero-emission Nissan LEAF will be $38,395 before provincial rebates that will knock $8500 off […]

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