The Clean Fuel Standard Explained
3/2019 - You’ve probably heard about the federal government’s commitments to work with the provinces and territories to take action on climate change. But have you heard about the Clean Fuel Standard (CFS)? The Clean Fuel Standard is expected to have the largest carbon impact of any policy under the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.
Seven recommendations on the 2019 TransformTO budget
2/2019 - In four weeks, Toronto’s 2019 budget will be presented, including details on funding for implementation of TransformTO. Members of the public can make a deputation at Budget sub-committee meetings at four locations across the city on February 7 and 11, or submit comments in writing. This is an important opportunity for residents to share their […]
Hamilton’s business community is turning industrial waste heat to energy
1/2019 - The Atmospheric Fund provided grant funding for the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce to accelerate innovative industrial energy solutions in the Bayfront area. Find out more about how this industry-led project will reduce emissions and increase business competitiveness by optimizing uses of industrial waste heat.
Cities can’t lead from behind: TAF reviews Ontario climate plan
12/2018 - Unfortunately, Ontario’s proposed climate plan, Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan, could weaken cities’ potential to contribute to climate protection in three ways.
What’s in, what’s out? TAF reviews Ontario’s climate policy cancellations
10/2018 - Ontario is hitting the reset button on climate policy. With the old plan out and some high-profile cancellation announcements, there is some confusion about the current status of policies and their implications and opportunities. Here's our review of the policy landscape and opportunities to provide input.
How does your city measure up? The first regional emissions inventory is out in the GTHA
9/2018 - Cities bear the brunt of climate change impacts, where climate action can create multiple benefits for our communities. But regional emissions are not decreasing on the scale needed to meet provincial or municipal climate targets. That's why TAF developed the first region-wide emissions inventory for the GTHA. See the full report.
Toronto-based XPRIZE Finalist shows how to turn carbon emissions into renewable fuel
8/2018 - What if, in addition to reducing emissions, we could also take carbon out of the atmosphere? One Toronto-based research team, Carbon Electrocatalytic Recycling Toronto (CERT), hopes to achieve just that – turning carbon dioxide into a renewable fuel. So we sat down to interview CERT's Director Phil De Luna.
Generation Energy report shows path to Canada’s low-carbon future
6/2018 - How should Canada transition to a low-carbon economy within a generation? 14 thought leaders from across Canada, including TAF CEO Julia Langer, authored the Generation Energy report to the federal government that maps out four critical pathways.
The U.S. is leaving the Paris Agreement, Canada’s not. Why follow on weakening car emissions standards?
5/2018 - Allowing our vehicle emission standards to roll back would harm our climate, our health, and our economy. In this op-ed originally published in The Hill Times, TAF CEO Julia Langer encourages Canada to stand its ground and continue to pave the way for clean transportation, despite U.S. policy decisions.