GTHA carbon emissions on track to return to pre-pandemic levels, report warns
11/2022 - CBC NEWS - Carbon Emissions Inventory for the GTHA found there has been little progress made in the GTHA since 2015. An eight per cent year-over-year decrease is necessary to hit most cities' 2030 emission targets. It is challenging, but it is possible.
Local Green Building Laws at Risk as Ontario Fast-Tracks New Housing Bill
11/2022 - THE ENERGY MIX - Municipal climate and energy leaders in Ontario are scrambling to protect energy-efficient building standards that may be at risk in the provincial government’s rush to push through its More Homes Built Faster Act, Bill 23.
Addressing climate change through advocacy, policy and planning
11/2022 - CANADIAN ARCHITECT - The symbiotic relationship between municipalities, advocacy groups, and the real estate development community is a complex ecosystem critical for the design community to understand when addressing climate change through advocacy, policy and planning.
Ontario’s next gas plant scandal
10/2022 - On October 7th, Ontario’s Minister of Energy directed the IESO to procure 1,500 megawatts of new natural gas plants to generate electricity. This decision was taken without any public consultation, based on a short IESO report with no financial analysis or comparison of other pathways. Amidst increasing fossil fuel prices and plummeting costs of readily available clean solutions, investing in new gas plants would be environmentally and fiscally reckless. But it’s not a done deal.