A Big Deal for Ontario: Wiser Energy Use and Cleaner Air for All

Feb 07, 2017 by Mikayla Wujec (Campaign Coordinator, Clean Economy)

Categories: Clean Economy

  In December 2016, the Ontario Government released a draft regulation on the Ontario Climate Change Solutions Deployment Corporation (OCCSDC). The OCCSD, once referred…Read More


Weak labelling rules leave Canadians in the dark about harmful ingredients

Feb 03, 2017 by Sarah Jamal (Program Coordinator, Toxics)

Categories: Toxics

From toothpaste to shampoo, to all-purpose cleaner and dish soap, cleaning and personal care products are essentials that we use every day. Whether we…Read More


The 2017 Blue Flag jury: A preview

Feb 01, 2017 by Brett Tryon (Program Manager, Blue Flag)

Categories: Blue Flag

We’re often asked how we decide which beaches and marinas get the Blue Flag award. The answer is, we don’t—a jury decides. Communities apply…Read More


Shining a light on the true costs of renewable energy in Ontario

Feb 01, 2017 by Keith Brooks (Programs Director)

Categories: Clean Economy

Electricity prices in Ontario have risen in recent years, putting the squeeze on some Ontario residents and businesses. There are many reasons for the…Read More


VOID: NEB rules Energy East review must be completely restarted

Jan 27, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Energy East

This morning, the new Energy East panel ruled that the National Energy Board (NEB) review of Energy East must be restarted from scratch. All…Read More


Six key ways to modernize Canada's pipeline regulator

Jan 24, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Energy East

The federal government is undertaking a modernization of the National Energy Board (NEB), Canada’s federal energy regulator that reviews major energy projects like the…Read More


Higher fees for water bottlers: a good step, but more is needed

Jan 18, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

Last fall, the bottled water industry in Ontario came under fire, in part because of the outrageously low fees they pay to extract the province’s…Read More


Trudeau Calls for a Managed Decline of the Tar Sands: We Agree!

Jan 17, 2017 by Patrick DeRochie (Program Manager, Climate & Energy)

Categories: Climate Change, Energy East

“We can’t shut down the oil sands tomorrow. We need to phase them out. We need to manage the transition off our dependence on…Read More


Fear and Loathing on the Carbon Trail

Jan 10, 2017 by Tim Gray (Executive Director)

Categories: Clean Economy, Climate Change

People generally don’t like change, even when they know that there’s a problem that must be solved (think of how you put off the…Read More


10,000 (tonne) reasons why Ontario needs a deposit on plastic bottles

Jan 06, 2017 by Ashley Wallis (Program Manager, Water)

Categories: Great Lakes

How much plastic pollution do you think is in the Great Lakes? The numbers may shock you. Nearly 80 per cent of the litter…Read More


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