Event announcement: Transforming Transport to Ensure Tomorrow’s Mobility – November 30th 2017

The Ontario Climate Consortium is hosting a discussion on sustainable transportation, and is looking to convene municipal staff and stakeholders involved in sustainability, climate and transportation planning and policy, energy management and more.

Please register for in-person or online engagement here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/transforming-transport-to-ensure-tomorrows-mobility-12-insights-from-germany-tickets-39516642341  Read more

Date Published: November 15, 2017
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The Smart Energy Communities Scorecard: Call for Expressions of Interest

QUEST and Pollution Probe have just launched the Smart Energy Communities Scorecard (Scorecard), a national initiative to develop a standardized approach for evaluating and benchmarking the pathways to Smart Energy Communities in Canada.

The Scorecard is a national, multi-year initiative, that will be the first tool of its kind to evaluate how the policies and processes of multiple sectors, including local governments, utilities and the real estate sector, are contributing to Smart Energy Communities. It will result in a platform for evaluating and benchmarking Smart Energy Communities across Canada. Read more

Date Published: November 3, 2017
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New report looks at renewable energy investments in Ontario’s affordable housing sector

We are pleased to share with you a new research paper written by the Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP) of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and Ontario Climate Consortium (OCC) in partnership with Evergreen–Review of Renewable Energy Investments in Social and Affordable Housing. CEKAP-affiliated grad students from York U and the University of Guelph participated in the research. This research evaluates the Renewable Energy Initiative (REI), a federal-provincial economic stimulus program that supported the installation of renewable energy (RE) systems within Ontario’s social and affordable housing sector between 2010 and 2011. Read more

Date Published: August 15, 2017
Written by: Ian McVey and Abhi
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Toward First Principles of Community Energy Planning

First principles ensure coordination of efforts, and position for success. This blog will excavate, evaluate, and refine the ‘first principles’ of community energy planning. My insights build on the Getting to Implementation project, inspired conversations with leading practitioners, and my experience as co-chair of the City of Guelph’s energy task force. Read more

Date Published: June 23, 2017
Written by: Kirby Calvert
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