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Is a carbon pricing consensus coalescing in Canada?

Mar 21, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

Economists and environmentalists alike have stated for years that one of the most cost-effective ways to cut carbon pollution is to put a price…Read More


Ontario's new budget locks in climate action

Feb 27, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

Ontario has taken its most significant step yet in tackling climate change and building a low-carbon economy. Meeting emission reduction targets along with a…Read More


Get outta my dreams, Get into my (electric) car

Feb 04, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

An electric vehicle (EV) future might seem like a far-away dream. But with the right investments, smart policies and clever design, we can get…Read More


Climate Action in Ontario: Year in Review 2015

Dec 29, 2015 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

2015 could turn out to be a watershed year for climate action in Ontario. So much has happened in the world of climate and…Read More


Getting Cap-and-Trade Right in Ontario

Oct 15, 2015 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

This fall Ontario is expected to release more details of its plan to cut carbon emissions. The plan’s centrepiece is a cap-and-trade system, which…Read More


Solutions for Ontario’s Climate Challenge

Aug 27, 2015 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

Ontario is currently developing a climate strategy. The centrepiece of that strategy, the cap-and-trade program, has received a great deal of attention, and for…Read More


De-carbonising Ontario’s electricity sector

May 25, 2015 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

We’ve written a lot lately about actions that would help Ontario meet its 2020 carbon reduction targets, from following a sector-by-sector roadmap to reducing…Read More


Cutting carbon in Ontario’s transportation sector

May 19, 2015 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Clean Economy

In Ontario, the transportation sector accounts for over one-third of the province’s global warming pollution. And that means that Ontario won’t be able to…Read More


Why Ontario should invest cap-and-trade revenues in efficiency and conservation

Apr 27, 2015 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Clean Economy

Here’s some good news for the climate: The Ontario government announced recently that it’s putting a price on carbon pollution by joining Quebec and…Read More


Want Ontario to be a climate leader?

Mar 13, 2015 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Clean Economy

From ice storms that threaten to freeze us in our homes, to flooding that GO train passengers have to swim from to escape, extreme weather is hitting…Read More


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