Clean Economy / Climate Change / May 24, 2016

Getting FIT: How Ontario Became a Green Energy Leader

With the new climate change law just passed, and a climate action plan expected in the weeks ahead, Ontario is stepping forward, and showing…Read More

Clean Economy / Climate Change / May 18, 2016

Big news: Ontario has a new law to fight climate change.

This morning, Ontario passed the Climate Change Mitigation and Low-carbon Economy Act. This is a big deal. Most Canadian provinces have targets and plans…Read More

Climate Change / May 05, 2016

Canadians want action on climate change

Last week I attended a public consultation on climate change organized by Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change. From what I saw and…Read More

Clean Economy / Climate Change / May 04, 2016

Crunching Carbon: Canada’s emissions trends, targets and trajectories

Canada signed the U.N. Paris accord last week, but what will it mean to deliver on that promise? The Paris agreement is the first…Read More

Clean Economy / Climate Change / May 03, 2016

Ontario’s climate action plan is coming into focus

With a climate action plan coming out this spring and the final touches being put on the cap-and-trade program, 2016 is shaping up to…Read More

Clean Economy / Climate Change / Livable Communities / Safeguarding Freshwater / Toxics / May 03, 2016

A fresh new look to help you spring into action

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 Economy / Climate Change / Apr 26, 2016

Cost-competitive renewable energy has arrived in Ontario

Last month, Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) announced it awarded contracts for 16 large wind, solar and hydroelectric power projects. This announcement had…Read More

Clean Economy / Climate Change / Apr 07, 2016

Clean Drinking Water: More Important than Dirty Oil

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

Clean Economy / Climate Change / Mar 29, 2016

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

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

Climate Change / Mar 29, 2016

How will a warming climate impact water in Canada?

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