Clean Electricity Standard to set the stage for Canada’s energy transition
4/2022 - The federal government is now consulting on its Clean Electricity Standard to help Canada reach a net-zero electricity grid by 2035. With Ontario’s electricity emissions forecast to triple in the next decade, this is an important opportunity to provide feedback.
Budget 2022 – urban climate action highlights
4/2022 - The 2022 budget includes funding and investment dollars for key urban climate solutions to help drive down emissions by 2030 and beyond. As always, their impact will depend on effective roll-out, which cities, local utilities and businesses, home and building owners, citizens and organizations like TAF are eager to provide.
Climate and affordability depend on these essential building code updates
3/2022 - Ontario’s building code is only updated every five to seven years, so we can’t afford to miss this opportunity to reduce carbon emissions by building better buildings that are cleaner and more affordable to operate. Read our recommendations to align it with an affordable, net zero future.
Embracing the challenge of multisolving
3/2022 - Many of the big, complex problems we face cannot be resolved without acknowledging their inter-connections. Multi-solving is based on the idea that “siloed” thinking is part of the problem. Only by working to find solutions that “float more boats” can we access the innovation generated in working across diverse sectors and create truly equitable solutions.
Three key climate measures for Toronto’s 2022 budget
2/2022 - Council will vote on the City Budget this Thursday: what do we want to see most? To continue its role as a climate leader, Toronto needs to shift to implementation in top three climate priority areas: Climate Lens Policy, electrification of public bus fleets, and green development standards.
YWCA Hamilton raises the bar to build amazing affordable housing
11/2021 - New YWCA building in Hamilton shows what’s possible when resident health, comfort, and the climate are put first. We interviewed key players from the design and project teams and took a tour of the facilities. Take a peek to find out how they did it.