TAF in the Media
Education News Canada: Bay Area Climate Change Office Launches with Community Support
2/2019 - The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) has contributed $46,000 in funding to support the launch of the Bay Area Climate Change Office (BACCO) at the Centre for Climate Change Management at Mohawk College's Fennell campus.
The Star: Toronto is on track to meet 2030 greenhouse gas target — but the hard part is still ahead
2/2019 - Now, “we have to redouble the pace,” in order to meet the 2030 target and invest in the “harder things” such as energy efficiency in older buildings and electrification of transportation, says Julia Langer, CEO.
Daily Hive: Toronto has reduced its carbon emissions by 33% since 1990: report
2/2019 - Toronto has reduced its emissions in 2016 by 6% compared to the previous year and 33% since 1990, surpassing the city’s 2020 target ahead of schedule. “When compared to similar cities around the world, this progress highlights Toronto’s climate leadership,” said Julie Leach, TAF’s communications manager.
CBC What on Earth?: A possible solution to a renter’s dilemma
2/2019 - Bryan Purcell, TAF's Director of Policy and Programs, was featured in CBC's What on Earth? to answer a reader's question: "Would it not be more efficient to put in a system that allows each renter to change temperature to a lower level, hence creating a lower expenditure on heating?"
Bay Observer: Grant awarded to Hamilton Chamber Of Commerce will help local manufacturers optimize uses of industrial waste heat
1/2019 - “This project presents a unique opportunity to demonstrate the business case for climate action, and we are honoured to be a TAF grant recipient,” said Keanin Loomis, President and CEO of the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce.
The Energy Mix: Ontario Climate Plan undercuts cities’ GHG reduction efforts, fails on green jobs
1/2019 - The Energy Mix outlines how Ontario government’s new climate change plan undercuts cities’ ability to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions while failing to set the stage for a green jobs strategy for Canada’s biggest province, referencing TAF CEO Julia Langer's December blog post.
Hamilton Spectator: Waste heat diversion project for harbour industries
1/2019 - A $189,500 grant from The Atmospheric Fund will fund a two-year project that will attempt to divert unused waste heat from manufacturing industries on Hamilton Harbour, primarily steelmaking, to help heat nearby buildings.
Homes Magazine: Markham commits to becoming Canada’s largest net-zero emissions city
11/2018 - TAF supports the City of Markham in their design of a new geothermal community, in partnership with Mattamy Homes and Enwave Energy Corp. Best practices from this project will help advance geothermal community energy systems across the GTHA.
Electric Energy Online: First of its kind geothermal community planned for Berczy-Glen
11/2018 - To become a net-zero emissions city by 2050, the City of Markham announces a new geothermal community of approximately 300 homes, in partnership with Mattamy Homes and Enwave Energy Corporation. Grant funding has been provided by TAF for design activities.