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Setting the Stage for an Electric Mobility Strategy for Toronto

Setting the Stage for an Electric Mobility Strategy for Toronto May 09, 2019 Note: This blog was originally posted on the TAF website here. The City of Toronto has just completed the Assessment Phase of its Electric Mobility Strategy, which is a key component of its climate action strategy, TransformTO. TransformTO contains a wide variety of …

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Canada’s Cleantech sector – growing but needs to be nurtured

Canada’s Cleantech Sector – Growing, But Needs to be Nurtured March 1, 2019 Cleantech. It’s a term we’ve all heard and it’s a sector that has been gaining traction in Canada over the last five years. Canada has now become a major international player at the same time as cleantech has become a significant contribution …

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Energy Efficiency: a tool for environmental sustainability and affordable housing

Energy Efficiency: A Tool for Environmental Stability and Affordable Housing January 14, 2019 Winter is coming. At least that’s what people’s energy bills are telling them. As temperatures drop, people across the country are seeing the numbers on their bills start to climb. Energy in buildings is used for things like heating, cooling, lighting and …

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Energy and the Ontario Election

[vc_row][vc_column][mk_imagebox][/mk_imagebox][vc_column_text]Ontario is in yet another election season, and, like almost every Ontario election, energy is expected to be a key feature in all party platforms.  Here at Pollution Probe we are non-partisan, and do not publicly endorse political parties. What we do endorse are policies that could help in the effective and equitable transition to …

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Trends in Energy Literacy: A Local Perspective

[vc_row][vc_column][mk_imagebox][/mk_imagebox][vc_column_text]This guest blog is written by Dr. Runa Das, Assistant Professor, Social Sciences at Royal Roads University[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Energy is a central aspect of our lives. From fundamental needs, such as cooking and eating, to higher-level needs, such as reading and listening to music, energy provides us with the services and amenities that we have come to rely …

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Energy Ambassadors: Rethinking Consultation for Energy Infrastructure Projects

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Richard Carlson, Director, Energy Exchange The energy system is changing, and new energy infrastructure is needed across Canada. Communities will be faced with new kinds of infrastructure developments in their backyard that residents have not encountered before, and that they don’t understand. To reduce tensions, effective community engagement, before a project is in the …

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Energy and Canada’s GDP

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Ralph Torrie, President, Torrie Smith Associates Contributor, Primer on Energy Systems in Canada, Second Edition[/vc_column_text][mk_icon_box icon=”mk-moon-quotes-left” title=”Primer on Energy Systems in Canada” font_weight=”bold” read_more_txt=”Learn more and get your copy today!” read_more_url=”http://www.energy-exchange.net/energyprimer/” style=”boxed” icon_color=”#ffffff” icon_circle_color=”#484848″ title_color=”#000000″ txt_color=”#000000″ txt_link_color=”#dd9933″]This blog is part of a series based on Energy Exchange’s new Primer on Energy Systems in Canada.[/mk_icon_box][vc_column_text]Canada …

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Engaging communities in the energy decision-making process

By Steven Pacifico, Director, Energy Exchange On October 5th and 6th I had the pleasure of participating as guest and panelist at the Positive Energy Initiative’s Engage Conference focused on the role of communities in energy decision-making processes.  This topic is something that is very important to Energy Exchange because one of our mandates is …

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