Exciting news: Toronto’s carbon emissions are declining. What does it mean?
2/2019 - Toronto’s greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory shows how Toronto measures up compared to its goal of reducing carbon emissions 80% by 2050. Learn more about these significant results and emerging trends from the inventory and how the TransformTO plan is working to address the challenges in TAF’s summary report here.
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.
Despite setbacks in the U.S., global green investments soar in 2017
2/2018 - While the U.S. federal government stepped back on climate change leadership, the rest of the world held steadfast on the shift towards a low-carbon economy. Clean technologies such as electric vehicles and renewable energy are competing well, outperforming most other sectors. Nothing trumps good economics - and the future looks bright for green investments.
From Germany to Canada: There’s no way around the transport transformation
12/2017 - The auto industry faces the largest transformation of its history as the future of the internal combustion engine, private ownership of cars, and even driving itself as an expression of individuality are all in question. Car makers in Germany and Canada need to face these simultaneous challenges or risk losing out, guest blogger Christian Hochfeld writes.
Toronto Star: TTC plans to buy first electric buses, targets emissions-free fleet by 2040
11/2017 - A report for the TTC board recommends buying 30 battery electric buses by 2019, at a cost of up to $50 million. Electrifying the city's transit fleet is a key part of the TransformTO climate plan, the article points out.
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.
TransformTO: Here’s the blueprint to reach Toronto’s climate target
5/2017 - Toronto shares an ambitious climate target with other world cities like London and Washington, D.C. – reduce emissions by 80% by 2050. But how do we get there? After more than two years, the TransformTO team – consisting of TAF, City staff, and independent experts, has the answers. Read the TransformTO summary report: 2050 Pathway […]
ABCs of counting GHGs: Will EVs impact our emissions?
5/2016 - In the first installment of our GHG quantification series, ABCs of Counting GHGs, we looked at different scenarios of mandating net zero buildings. Now we’ll take a look at how electric vehicles (EVs) can help us achieve Ontario’s ambitious emissions reductions targets, recently legislated under the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-Carbon Economy Act. In 2014, […]
Will Uber debate compromise Toronto’s environmental standards?
4/2016 - While hundreds of speakers line up at City Hall to add their voices to the Uber-taxi debate, the issue of Toronto environmental policy is in the cross-hairs. Air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from transportation are a major concern for Toronto. While all other sources of air pollution and GHG emissions are trending downwards, […]