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.
Ontario environment plan needs a better bang for its buck
3/2019 - Let’s focus on a potential opportunity: how Ontario can accelerate private sector investment in the transition to a low-carbon economy. Specifically, the proposed Ontario Carbon Trust (OCT) can succeed if it uses public funds to mobilize private capital and deliver local climate solutions.
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.
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.
Lack of low-carbon commitments: Assessing the climate impact of Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan
2/2018 - Ontario's new Long-Term Energy Plan provides a vision for the energy system over the next decade. However, the Plan lacks clear commitments to reducing emissions. Without a strategy towards a low-carbon energy system, Ontario will fall short of the necessary actions to meet provincial or national climate targets.
TransformTO: Full funding is critical for climate action
1/2018 - When it comes to meeting Toronto’s climate targets, words are not enough. We need to invest to achieve our goals, starting now. That’s why the Council decision on the TransformTO 2018 operating budget is so important. Read TAF's letter to the City's Budget Committee.