Budget 2021 is a healthy dose for the clean economy, but climate measures lack potency
4/2021 - Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland just announced $101.4 billion in new spending. With the trend toward increasing emissions in the Great Toronto and Hamilton Area and other cities across Canada, there are welcome investments in Budget 2021 to support urban climate action, but a critical missing link is missing.
Who should be investing in the creation of a charging infrastructure for electric vehicles?
3/2021 - “Getting beyond a handful of gas stations to create a convenient charging network will require both public and private investment. Plugging in has to be accessible and affordable to accelerate EV adoption. That’s why government also has a role to play to enable market growth," says The Atmospheric Fund's CEO Julia Langer.
‘Code red:’ New climate change study finds carbon emissions are steadily rising in Toronto and the GTA
3/2021 - Carbon emissions are steadily rising across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, an alarming trend that the climate agency tracking the data said should serve as a “code red” for the municipalities. The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) found that emissions increased by seven per cent in Toronto and rose by 5.2 per cent in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) in 2018.
Harnessing the potential of Hamilton industry’s waste heat
2/2021 - HAMILTON SPECTATOR - During the past two years, the Chamber partnered with The Atmospheric Fund and McMaster University’s W Booth School of Engineering Practice and Technology, Hamilton Community Energy Inc., and others, to conduct research on the potential to capture waste heat at Hamilton’s Bayfront Industrial Area.