Lack of low-carbon commitments: Assessing the climate impact of Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan

By |February 21st, 2018|

Ontario's new Long-Term Energy Plan provides a vision for the energy system over the next decade. However, the Plan lacks clear commitments to reducing emissions. Without a strategy towards a low-carbon energy system, Ontario will fall short of the necessary actions to meet provincial or national climate targets.

CBC Here and Now: Ontario’s new ethanol plan is one step towards reducing transportation emissions

By |December 5th, 2017|

As part of its efforts to increase fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions from transportation, the Province of Ontario plans to double the amount of ethanol in gasoline by 2020. On CBC's Here and Now, The Atmospheric Fund CEO Julia Langer explains why this policy change could turn out to be a useful step in tackling Ontario's emissions and help achieve our TransformTO climate goals.

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

By |August 30th, 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.

80×50 E-News August, 2017

By |August 26th, 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.

New TAF research reveals carbon impact of electricity conservation

By |August 24th, 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

By |August 14th, 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.

TAF CEO receives Ministerial Award for Environmental Excellence

By |July 6th, 2017|

Julia Langer, CEO of The Atmospheric Fund recently received the Ontario Minister's Award for Environmental Excellence. The award for the life-long environmentalist comes at the heels of last year's award for TAF's TowerWise project.

Lab results are in! Top recommendations for Ontario’s climate strategy

By |August 31st, 2015|

What do you get when you corral representatives from industry, labour, non-profits, First Nations, academia, and healthcare in a room to discuss climate strategy?  Believe it or not, you can round up a pretty clear consensus on how to tackle climate change in Ontario.

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Ontario’s 45-Day Climate Consultation Count-Down

By |February 18th, 2015|

Ontario's climate change discussion paper and public consultation.

TAF recognized for role in shutting down coal plants

By |February 28th, 2014|

TAF recently got honoured by the Ontario Clean Air Alliance for its critical role in bringing about the Ontario coal phase-out. TAF supported the OCAA-led push to close the coal plants with eight grants totaling $400,00. The successful campaign led to the shutdown of all coal-fired plants in Ontario, savings millions of tons of carbon emissions and drastically improving air quality for Ontarians.