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TORONTO—Sarah Petrevan, senior policy advisor for Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the release of Ontario’s 2017 Long-Term Energy Plan: “Ontario’s long-term energy plan provides more direction than details, but it stays the course in building a modern, affordable and flexible energy system. “The plan reflects some key changes ahead in the…

From left: the Tarry brothers, Bill, Greg and Doug Jr. “By the time I’m done talking, I think you’ll have your article.” Doug Tarry Jr. was right. The self-proclaimed “building science guru” has an undeniable passion for saving energy, lowering utility bills and improving the comfort and health of homeowners. A former punk rocker and…

TORONTO—Sarah Petrevan, senior policy advisor for Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the launch of the Green Ontario Fund, a new provincial agency created by the Government of Ontario: “With the launch of the Green Ontario Fund, the province is putting revenue from carbon pollution fees to good use. “The Fund…

Nathalie McLauchlin loves saving energy so much that she even enjoys paying her customers to make it happen. At her day job as director of program operations, conservation and demand management for Alectra Utilities, she leads a team of 27 people who lower power use in Central Ontario any way they can: installing LED lights…

Ontario celebrated a successful inaugural cap and trade auction earlier this month, with a sellout of 2017 vintage allowances, raising $472 million dollars in revenue for the province’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Account. The big question is how the money will be spent. According to law, the proceeds of cap and trade must be spent on…

TORONTO—Sarah Petrevan, senior policy advisor at Clean Energy Canada, commented today on the release of the summary report from Ontario’s first cap and trade auction: “Today’s results are a vote of confidence in Ontario’s cap and trade system. With virtually 100 per cent of the available 2017 allowances sold, the province is on the right…

Amidst the flurry of headlines about the 2017 federal budget, Ontario held its first cap and trade auction last week. While it will take a few more weeks for the results to be calculated and posted, let’s review why Ontario decided to price carbon pollution in the first place, and why it’s the right choice….

In a new report released this morning, the Fraser Institute paints a simplistic portrait of Ontario’s coal phaseout—the single largest greenhouse gas reduction initiative in North America to date. Evaluating the coal phaseout solely on the basis of particulate matter and air quality misses the bigger picture—that burning coal for energy contributes to climate change…

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