Greenhouse Gases

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Ontario targets buildings in climate action plan

Ontario will commit up to $8.3 billion for its five-year climate change action plan, which features 28 key measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia on track to beat 2020 GHG target

Greenhouse gas emissions in Nova Scotia are down 17 per cent and on track to beat a 2020 reduction goal of 10 per cent below 1990 levels.
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500 EV charging stations coming to Ontario

Ontario wants to install about 500 EV charging stations along highways and at workplaces, condos and public spaces starting in 2017.
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Canada fails on environment report card

Canada has earned a “D” grade on environmental performance compared to its international peers, and emits some of the highest levels of greenhouse gases.
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Attorneys General form climate change coalition

Attorneys General from across the U.S. are taking on the fossil fuel industry and forming a climate change coalition to hold polluters accountable.
EcoDistricts

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Morguard releases 2015 Sustainability Report

Measurable reductions in energy, water and waste are a highlight of Morguard's recent 2015 Sustainability Report.
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Ontario unveils cap-and-trade program details

Ontario unveiled details of its cap-and-trade program, the government’s solution to cutting greenhouse gas emissions and boosting the economy.
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Groups aim to phase out certain HFC refrigerants

The AHRI and the NRDC have issued a joint letter to the EPA to show support for the change in status of certain refrigerants used in liquid chillers.
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Road transportation failing GHG emissions target

Canada’s road transportation sector is unlikely to achieve an 80 per cent reduction target in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 2050.
Green Building

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Canada celebrates 2,466 LEED projects

The Canada Green Building Council has reported “strong growth” for LEED certified buildings in 2015.
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New program targets earth-friendly refrigerants

AHRI and UNEP are developing a global qualifications program for refrigerant supply chain networks in response to the depleting ozone layer.
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Ontario climate change award invites applicants

Climate change action champions are encouraged to apply for the 2015 Minister’s Award for Environmental Excellence.
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

Energy efficiency standards generate debate

Green building sector defends energy efficiency standards after Fraser Institute calls them cost inefficient and promotes direct emission caps at GHG source
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B.C. announces Climate Leadership Team

B.C. Premiere Christy Clark has appointed a Climate Leadership Team to oversee the province’s efforts to combat climate change.
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B.C. school districts get $5-mil for energy savings

Twenty-four school districts in B.C. will share $5 million in funding for various energy projects, as part of the Carbon Neutral Capital Program (CNCP). Lighting
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Ontario clean-tech projects gets $26.8-mil boost

The Canadian government is investing more than $26.8 million in advanced clean technology projects developed in Ontario. The investment from Sustainable Development Technology Canada’s (SDTC)
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Building Strategies & Sustainability

Year in review

To sum up 2012, it was the “year of hot air.” After all, weird and whacky weather – a hotter than usual winter in Central Canada and the so-called “Super Storm Sandy” along the U.S. east coast – dominated headlines on the environmental front.