Climate Change / Sep 16, 2019

This election, don't buy what Big Oil is selling

As the federal election kicks off, the oil industry is sparing no expense to convince Canadians that what’s good for oil companies is good…Read More


Plastic Pollution / Nov 16, 2018

Bans, targets and government action: What to look for in Canada’s plastics plan

Next Friday, November 23rd, is the 2018 meeting of the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment (CCME).  I know, I know, you’ve had…Read More


Climate Change / Safeguarding Freshwater / Jul 25, 2018

Algae, caused by climate change, is causing climate change

What does algae have to do with climate change? And nuclear power, you ask? Good questions!   Here’s the scoop: Algae has become the…Read More


Clean Economy / Climate Change / Oct 27, 2017

Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan says all the right things, but leaves many details unresolved

On Thursday October 26, 2017, Ontario released its Long-Term Energy Plan (LTEP), which is supposed to set out the province’s vision for how we’ll meet…Read More


Clean Economy / Climate Change / Aug 30, 2017

The launch of GreenON puts Ontario’s climate plan into action

The wait is finally over. With the launch of the Green Ontario Fund (GreenON) this morning, Ontarians can now access programs that will help…Read More


Climate Change / Jun 01, 2017

With or without the U.S., the shift to a clean economy is unstoppable

U.S. President Trump has just withdrawn the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change. It’s a setback for sure. But climate progress…Read More


Clean Economy / Climate Change / Apr 03, 2017

Ontario's cap-and-trade auction a success!

The results of Ontario’s first cap-and-trade auction are in. And they’re good! Ontario sold 100 per cent of the 2017 permits it was offering…Read More


Clean Economy / Climate Change / Mar 03, 2017

Hydro reforms can mean more conservation and green energy

Earlier this week, the Ontario government announced a series of reforms intended to reduce hydro bills. The plan to refinance the Global Adjustment portion…Read More


Clean Economy / Climate Change / Feb 24, 2017

Ontario’s electric car program is on the money

This post was jointly written with Cara Clairman, President and CEO of Plug n’ Drive, a non-profit organization committed to accelerating the adoption of…Read More


Clean Economy / Climate Change / Feb 22, 2017

Exxon will leave 3.6 billion barrels of tar sands oil in the ground

Oil companies are finally admitting that Canada’s tar sands are not the golden goose that they’ve been made out to be. In recent years,…Read More