A critical moment for efficiency finance
6/2015 - The energy efficiency sector may face significant hurdles, but the market is quickly maturing as it addresses climate change, energy security concerns, and utility costs. Last week, I joined hundreds of colleagues from the public and private sectors, eager to accelerate investment in efficiency. We convened for the Energy Efficiency Finance Forum (E2F2), hosted by ACEEE in San Francisco.
Pumping energy savings – global heat pump performance review
6/2015 - Heating homes and buildings account for over one third of Toronto’s greenhouse gas emissions, mostly from natural gas-burning furnaces and boilers. Achieving Toronto’s 2050 climate targets will require transitioning from natural gas to cleaner technologies, which has motivated TAF to explore the performance of heat pumps.
How to leverage cap and trade to improve transit
6/2015 - Recently, Move the GTHA, a collaborative project funded and co-initiated by TAF and Evergreen CityWorks, sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne recommending that a significant portion of the province’s cap and trade revenues fund active transportation and public transit.
New report makes the pitch for mid-rise
5/2015 - Mid-rise development is a critical component of livable, transit-connected, low-carbon communities. A new report by the Pembina Institute and the Ontario Home Builders' Association outlines the multiple benefits of mid-rise development and proposes five key strategies for supporting it in the Greater Toronto Area.