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A fresh new look to help you spring into action

May 03, 2016 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change, Energy East, Great Lakes, Greenbelt, Smart Growth, Toxics

I love spring. From rushing rivers to the first blooms of cherry blossoms, spring is a time of possibility and excitement. This spring I’m…Read More


Clean Drinking Water: More Important than Dirty Oil

Apr 07, 2016 by Adam Scott ()

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change, Energy East

Like most Canadians, I’m so used to turning on the tap and taking a sip of water that I don’t even think about what…Read More


Ontario’s Green Investment Fund: A down payment on climate action

Mar 29, 2016 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

Last fall, Ontario announced the creation of a $325 million Green Investment Fund (GIF), which would fight climate change and create jobs. It was…Read More


How will a warming climate impact water in Canada?

Mar 29, 2016 by Adam Scott ()

Categories: Climate Change

At Environmental Defence, we work hard to safeguard Canada’s water as well as our shared climate. This World Water Week, we wanted to take…Read More


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


First Ministers’ meeting paves the way for strong climate action...if the Prime Minister seizes it

Mar 15, 2016 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

The recent meeting in Vancouver between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the premiers showed that there is the potential for strong, comprehensive action on…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


Greetings from California, where cap-and-trade is working

Feb 18, 2016 by Guest Blog ()

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

This is a guest blog by Dave Welch, the President of Infinera Corporation, a California based technology company, and Peter Miller, a senior scientist with the Natural Resources…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


More Conservation, Less Pollution. Hurray!

Jan 29, 2016 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Climate Change

Last week, we chalked up a win on climate change in Ontario. It’s not the kind of thing that grabs headlines. It’s likely that…Read More


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