Ontario's new climate change plan gets a failing grade

Dec 03, 2018 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

After axing most of the province’s programs that reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution, the Ontario government’s promised plan to address climate change has finally…Read More


Ontario has strong tools available to act on climate change. It's time to use them.

Nov 20, 2018 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  If you could write an entirely new climate change plan from scratch, what would you include? Since Ontario’s government is cooking up a…Read More


Federal funds could help shore up Ontario’s flagging climate change action

Nov 12, 2018 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  Good news arrived last week for climate change action in Ontario. Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna just announced a plan to give $420…Read More


Is there a better way to cut natural gas bills in Ontario?

Aug 30, 2018 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

Ontario’s move to cut cap-and-trade costs from natural gas bills arrived with great fanfare yesterday. On closer inspection, it’s mostly hot air. This action…Read More


What you need to know about Ontario’s carbon pricing drama

Jun 20, 2018 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

Ontario’s new government has promised to “scrap the carbon tax.” This promise has raised important concerns about how this will be achieved, and what…Read More


It’s fast, healthy and fun: Why we love to bike to work

May 24, 2018 by Allen Braude (Communications Manager)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

It comes as no surprise that many staff at Environmental Defence ride a bike to work. Some do it when the weather is warmer….Read More


Everything you wanted to know about carbon pricing but were afraid to ask

May 16, 2018 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  As part of the efforts to combat climate change, governments around the world are putting a price on carbon, making polluters pay for…Read More


10 Key Considerations for Low-Carbon Communities

Apr 19, 2018 by Rachel Kitchin (Communications Manager)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

Rodney Wilts is a partner at Windmill Development Group, an Ontario-based urban development group with a very special business ethos.  Windmill builds homes, offices,…Read More


We can have a strong economy and protect the environment...but not the way the Canadian government is doing it

Apr 17, 2018 by Dale Marshall (National Program Manager)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  Last week we published a report laying out important research from two leading economists showing that Canada can meet or exceed our commitments…Read More


Carbon pricing has no downside, so why are we still arguing about it?

Apr 09, 2018 by Sarah Buchanan (Program Manager, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

  Two new reports from the Clean Economy Alliance lend even more support to the growing evidence from economists and scientists that carbon pricing…Read More