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What can a Ground-Source Heat Pump do for you? Join our webinar to learn more

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 13:53

We often don’t think about the heat beneath our feet, but there is lots of warmth in the ground (or even in water) on the coldest winter days. Ground-source heat pump systems tap that warmth by using fluid filled loops to collect heat and bring it into your home. In summer, they reverse the

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Windsor gets taken for a ride by dirty fossil fuel developer

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 09:19

Last night Windsor City Council voted 8 to 2 to support Capital Power’s proposal to build a new gas-fired power plant in Windsor. Mayor Dilkens and Windsor City Council chose to listen to a fossil fuel power developer rather than the citizens of Windsor, who reminded them that the city has declared a climate

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Windsor City Council can stop Capital Power’s proposed new polluting gas plant

Fri, 01/13/2023 - 09:46

Capital Power is proposing to build a new 100-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Windsor. This plant will affect local air quality and contribute to skyrocketing greenhouse gas emissions from the Ontario power sector. Under the Ford government’s current plan, greenhouse gas pollution from Ontario’s gas-fired power plants will soar by more than 300%

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How Ontario can avoid new gas plants

Tue, 01/10/2023 - 13:31

This factsheet explains how Ontario can avoid new gas plants and lower electricity costs by adopting three simple measures: Expanding demand response efforts to shift electricity demand from peak to off-peak periods Import more clean water power from Quebec in peak demand summer months Permit residential and small business customers to sell electricity from solar

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Windsor City Council can stop Capital Power’s proposed new polluting gas plant

Mon, 01/09/2023 - 10:44

Capital Power is proposing to build a new 100-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Windsor. This plant will affect local air quality and contribute to skyrocketing greenhouse gas emissions from the Ontario power sector. Under the Ford government’s current plan, greenhouse gas pollution from Ontario’s gas-fired power plants will soar by more than 300% by

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OPG pushing radioactive waste toward the edge of Lake Ontario instead of away

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 10:32

Once again, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is failing to put safety first when it comes to nuclear waste storage at its Darlington Nuclear Station. The International Joint Commission’s (IJC) Great Lakes Water Quality Board has called for nuclear facilities to pull nuclear wastes away from the shores of the Great Lakes to prevent the

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We need your support to move Ontario forwards to a green & prosperous future

Tue, 12/27/2022 - 08:56

As the days march toward the end of another year, we all find ourselves looking ahead and looking back. Looking ahead, a sense of uncertainty looms large again this year.  Looking behind, we see the ragged end of another tumultuous year that we have all struggled through. But in a surprising number of ways, the

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IESO picks the slow and torturous lane to decarbonize electricity

Thu, 12/15/2022 - 14:38

Today Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) released its Pathways to Decarbonization report, a report that really describes a meandering route through a dark woods to an uncertain future. That suits the IESO’s agenda of sticking with our status quo high-cost nuclear-gas system just fine, as it does the interests of powerful conventional energy system

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Elizabeth May joins our call for Trudeau to phase-out gas power in Ontario by 2030

Tue, 12/06/2022 - 07:51

Last week Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party of Canada, hand delivered a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau requesting him to establish Clean Electricity Regulations which will: a) prohibit the building of new gas plants in Ontario effective immediately; and b) move Ontario to a net zero-carbon electricity grid by 2030.  Strong federal leadership

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The smart way to lower the cost of housing

Wed, 11/30/2022 - 09:50

The Ford government is so determined to get housing built in Ontario that it is stripping away planning rules and short-circuiting municipal council decision making. But in its rush to make way for development, the government has missed a key element: the high cost of hooking up new developments to the fossil gas system. Liberal

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Heat Pump webinar recording now available

Fri, 11/25/2022 - 10:48

Thanks for registering for our webinar about the cost and climate advantages of heat pumps. The recording of the webinar is now posted for viewing. View the recording There was also a lively discussion in the Q & A box, with 125 questions answered live by our team of experts. We have summarized the questions

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We have never needed you more

Wed, 11/23/2022 - 13:36

Please click here to make a donation nowWe had a fabulous turn out for our webinar on using heat pumps last night. The interest among Ontarians in acting to save our climate has never been stronger. Which makes it even more frustrating that our provincial government is missing in action in the fight against climate

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Doug Ford needs to support you, not oil companies

Fri, 11/18/2022 - 09:31

As COP 27 climate negotiations come to a close in Egypt and the world grapples with how to lower climate-damaging emissions, what's Doug Ford's response? Crank up the the output of our existing gas plants more than 600%, build new gas plants, and reduce gasoline taxes. So what could our government do with the $1.2

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The economic case for ground-source heat pumps

Thu, 11/17/2022 - 07:17

This report finds that ground source heat pumps -- systems that collect or disperse heat through loops laid horizontally or vertically in the ground -- can save homeowners $24,000 over the lifespan of the equipment compared to conventional HVAC equipment (gas furnace and AC).  These savings are even larger than those from installing a cold

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We need your help to undo Ontario’s climate damage

Tue, 11/15/2022 - 13:31

While global climate negotiations have been underway in Egypt, back home in Ontario the Ford Government has been doing everything it can to undermine Canada’s climate commitments and make the climate crisis worse. Its plan to build new gas-fired power plants and to ramp up the use of existing ones more than 600% will mean

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What can a heat pump do for you?

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 08:31

Home heating costs are soaring thanks to rising gas prices so there has never been a better time to switch to a cold climate air source heat pump to heat and cool your home. Switching to a heat pump can save you thousands of dollars over the lifetime of the equipment. It will also

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Open Letter to PM Trudeau and NDP Leader Singh

Thu, 10/27/2022 - 09:31

The organizations listed below have called on Prime Minister Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to work together to establish federal Clean Electricity Regulations that will: a) prohibit the building of new gas plants in Ontario effective immediately; and b) require Ontario to move to a net zero-carbon electricity grid by 2030. See our Oct.

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Open Letters to Prime Minister Trudeau and Jagmeet Singh

Wed, 10/26/2022 - 08:21

Ontario Clean Air Alliance, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, Canadian Federation of Students Ontario, Environmental Defence, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, and more than 25 other organizations are asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh to work together to establish federal Clean Electricity Regulations that will: a) Prohibit the building

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Media Backgrounder: Darlington Nuclear Station Announcement

Mon, 10/24/2022 - 10:34

Facts about nuclear costs, performance and readiness On Tuesday, October 25, 2022 the federal government is expected to announce financial subsidies to Ontario Power Generation to build a new reactor at the Darlington Nuclear Station on Lake Ontario. There is currently a lot of spin around unproven, untested new nuclear technology. Facts are in

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Does Ontario need new gas plants?

Thu, 10/20/2022 - 10:39

This factsheet compares the Independent Electricity Operator's unsubstantiated claims that Ontario needs to build new gas plants to its own research on the huge potential for things like solar, storage and efficiency to save us hundreds of millions of dollars and avoid the need to build new climate-damaging gas plants. Read the factsheet

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