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Canada ranks tenth of 23 countries in energy efficiency

By |July 26th, 2016|

Germany, Italy, and Japan ranked the top countries in the world when it comes to using energy efficiently. And Canada?

We’re middle of the pack, an un-inspiring tenth.

Countries like Poland, Turkey, and Indonesia bring up the rear (and Saudia Arabia is dead last).

The 2016 International Energy […]

Carbon reduction = good health

By |June 29th, 2016|

Just a year ago, the Toronto Board of Health approved a report that promoted an active role for Toronto Public Health in responding to climate change. Part of this mandate included developing an understanding of how measures Toronto might take to reduce its carbon […]

Ontario climate action plan: follow the carbon

By |June 10th, 2016|

Time to act!

The time has come to face climate change head-on, invest in practical solutions, and reap the environmental and economic benefits. Premier Wynne made this message clear when she revealed Ontario’s new Climate Change Action Plan on Wednesday. Responding to reporters who questioned […]

How your driving habits affect vehicle emissions

By |May 30th, 2016|

Ian Morton is the CEO of Scout Environmental

Two drivers travel down the street in the same model car; and yet by the end of the road one driver has spent more money than the other. Why is that? If you’re getting strong flashbacks to […]

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 […]

New book on Complete Streets: Nine redesigns that transformed urban space

By |May 16th, 2016|

Nancy Smith Lea is the Director of the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation at the Clean Air Partnership.

The Toronto Centre for Active Transportation (TCAT), a project of Clean Air Partnership, just held a launch event at Ryerson University to celebrate its new book, Complete […]

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 […]

Ontario kick-starts climate action with $325M down payment

By |February 22nd, 2016|

Ontario’s Green Investment Fund is committing $325 million to projects that will reduce emissions, grow the economy and create jobs. In recent weeks, four major announcements have focussed on amping up investment in energy retrofits of homes and social housing, proliferating electric vehicles,  and sparking […]

New GHG report shows bold action is needed to meet Toronto’s targets

By |January 27th, 2016|

Toronto has made tremendous progress in reducing climate damaging greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The GHG Inventory released last week by the City of Toronto showed emissions in 2013 were 24% below the 1990 baseline, a fact which should be celebrated by all Torontonians. This […]

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 […]