Ontario Needs Input on Climate Change Policy

Ontario Needs Input on Climate Change Policy

Recently the Ontario government released it’s Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015. The report unveils the province’s current thinking on policy options to address climate change, and asks the public to weigh in on such controversial options as a carbon tax versus other possibilities like a cap-and-trade system for carbon emissions.  

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Ontario’s Halting Progress on Energy Conservation

Ontario’s Halting Progress on Energy Conservation

The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), Gord Miller, released his 2014 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report to the Legislature on January 13, 2015. Conclusion: we're making progress on energy conservation, but there is so much more that could and should be done. Energy conservation is a critical step towards a less fossil-fuel reliant future, not to mention lower energy bills.  

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More on the anti-wind constitutional question

More on the anti-wind constitutional question

In yesterday's post about the anti-wind constitutional appeals, Dixon v Director, we included a link to an excellent article by Robert Knox. Since the link didn't work for some readers, here is the whole article, with thanks. Green Energy Act/ Environmental Protection Act. WIND TURBINES GO TO COURT – AND WIN!  

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New regulations to reduce coal?

New regulations to reduce coal?

Getting rid of coal in electricity generation made Ontario Canada’s leader in reducing GHG emissions. Now that we have a remarkably climate-friendly electrical system, what about other uses of coal in Ontario? The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) says it will get out of the way of coal reductions by heavy industries such as concrete, lime, iron and steel manufacturers, who are the largest users of coal in the province and account for approximately 11% of industrial  

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