New Pembina research suggests how to put the brakes on rising freight emissions
6/2017 - Carbon emissions from Canada's freight sector are on the rise, especially trucks. A new report lays out policy tools to bring down emissions from a sector that's not on the radar of many policymakers when it comes to climate action.
Green building summit pushes the envelope on net-zero carbon buildings
6/2017 - TAF's Building Research Manager Ekaterina Tzekova recently attended the CaGBC's annual conference in Vancouver. Here are her key takeaways. This year’s conference focused on actionable solutions to climate change and included the unveiling of the new Zero Carbon Building standard.
New report shows uptake potential, barriers to electric vehicle adoption in the GTHA
6/2017 - A new TAF-funded study by our ally Plug'n Drive shows that there's major potential for electric vehicles (EVs) in the GTHA. But the survey also found a lack of awareness of Ontario's EV purchase incentives and misconceptions about EVs.
TAF launches new Building Energy Efficiency Policy Calculator
5/2017 - Cities across Canada want to bring down carbon emissions from buildings. But what's the right policy mix to increase energy efficiency? The Building Energy Efficiency Policy Calculator (BEE-Cal for short) gives municipal planners a nifty tool for policy planning around energy efficiency.
InsideToronto: Ambitious climate change plan gets approval from Parks Committee
5/2017 - Toronto’s Parks and Environment Committee has recommended going ahead with an ambitious climate change plan that would cut the carbon footprint of public housing, transportation and new development by 2050, Metroland Media reports (InsideToronto).
Toronto Star: Councillors’ plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions will create more walkable and transit-focused communities
5/2017 - TransformTO has received approval from the City's Park and Environment Committee. Jim Baxter, Director of the City's Environment and Energy department, walks the Star through the plan to get carbon emissions to 80 per cent below 1990 levels by the year 2050.