Fugitive methane emissions in Ontario are double the reported rate
5/2022 - There is growing consensus that ‘fugitive methane’ (gas leakage that occurs during the extraction and transmission of fossil fuels) is drastically underestimated -- but by how much? A new TAF report provides updated guidelines to account for the full life cycle emissions of natural gas, badly needed as we face crucial infrastructure decisions in Ontario.
Peel carbon emissions dropped significantly in 2020 but could be back to pre-COVID levels: report
1/2022 - TORONTO STAR - Bryan Purcell, TAF’s VP of policy and programs, said the drop in Peel's emissions is temporary and preliminary data from last year shows that emissions are likely near pre-pandemic levels again.
Hamilton still tops per-person carbon emissions in GTA despite pandemic slowdown
12/2021 - THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR - The latest carbon-tracking study from the Atmospheric Fund found emissions in the GTA and Hamilton fell 13 per cent in 2020 as a direct result of a “historic reduction” in vehicle use and industrial output due to COVID-19.
In a wave of ambitious new climate pledges, GTHA emissions continue to rise
12/2021 - The Atmospheric Fund (TAF) today published the sources and amounts of carbon emissions in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). This year’s regional inventory includes two years of data (2019 and 2020) and provides the first look at emissions since the global pandemic.