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Toronto-Area Pollution Disproportionate Across Communities

Toronto-Area Pollution Disproportionate Across Communities

A study shed light on potential differences in the effects of pollution amongst various communities and groups. The Global Burden of Disease Study examined general pollution as well as toxins dumped into waterways. The study concluded that airborne pollutants contribute to approximately 2.9 million deaths per year, with at least 9 million deaths in 2015… Continue Reading

Ontario Faces Uncertain Future with Carbon Tax

Ontario Faces Uncertain Future with Carbon Tax

Ontario’s carbon pricing system, which went into effect last year, was designed to lower greenhouse gas emissions by putting caps on the amount of pollution companies in certain industries can emit. Any company exceeding those limits must purchase allowances, either during quarterly auctions or from other companies which are well under their limits. The cap… Continue Reading

Electric Vehicles second only to SUVs as “preferred vehicle” — with EVs favoured by urban dwellers and SUVs by suburban residents; minivans unpopular

Electric Vehicles second only to SUVs as “preferred vehicle” — with EVs favoured by urban dwellers and SUVs by suburban residents; minivans unpopular

A recent study conducted by DesRosiers Automotive Consultants revealed that Canadians have their sights on emissions-free vehicles this Christmas. Approximately 18 per cent preferred electric vehicles, as opposed to 11.3 per cent from last year’s survey. The survey is conducted by the automotive consulting firm every four months, and it has a sample size of… Continue Reading

Ontarians charged for ineligible power generator expenses, demand action: over $260 million in costs

Ontarians charged for ineligible power generator expenses, demand action: over $260 million in costs

Ontario residents recently discovered that they had been charged millions for ineligible power generator expenses. A report released by Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk revealed that the Independent Electricity System Operator had not implemented changes that could have saved ratepayers $30 million per year, despite repeated recommendations to do so from the Ontario Energy Board.  … Continue Reading

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