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Fighting Traffic with Rapid Transit

Published April 16, 2014

By Cherise Burda, Steven Cretney, Bernard Rudny

This infographic summarizes the benefits of investing in transit for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

Greening the Goods

Opportunities for low-carbon goods movement in Toronto

Greening the Goods

Published April 16, 2014

By Eli Angen, Kathryn Grond, Toronto Atmospheric Fund

Greening the Goods presents policy options and innovative ideas to improve goods movement in Toronto, cutting costs and emissions and reducing congestion.

Who's on track for rapid transit?

An interim analysis of GTHA transit investment and expansion plans from Ontario’s major political parties

Who's on track for rapid transit?

Published March 11, 2014

By Pembina Institute

Reducing traffic and building more rapid transit are top priorities for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area. This is a preliminary analysis of the positions taken by the three parties in Ontario’s legislature with regards to expanding rapid transit.

Climate Implications of the Proposed Energy East Pipeline

Published Feb. 6, 2014

By Clare Demerse, Erin Flanagan

Climate Implications of the Proposed Energy East Pipeline provides a preliminary assessment of the proposed pipeline's impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions.

Priced Out

Understanding the factors affecting home prices in the GTA

Priced Out

Published Dec. 2, 2013

By Cherise Burda

Priced Out explores the factors contributing to rising home prices in the Greater Toronto Area, and how homebuyers are being “priced out” of location-efficient options.

Location-Efficient Choices for GTA Homebuyers

A policy supplement to Priced Out

Location-Efficient Choices for GTA Homebuyers

Published Dec. 2, 2013

By Cherise Burda

Housing prices have been rising in the Greater Toronto Area in large part because of the limited supply of single-family homes in desirable, established neighbourhoods. This policy supplement presents eight policy solutions to encourage family-friendly housing options in these neighbourhoods.

Booms, busts and bitumen

The economic implications of Canadian oilsands development

Booms, busts and bitumen

Published Nov. 13, 2013

By Steven Guilbeault, Sarah Dobson, Nathan Lemphers

This report, jointly published by Equiterre and the Pembina Institute, examines how the rapid pace of oilsands development is creating economic risks and regional disparities that could have long-term implications for Canadian prosperity.

Renewable is Doable

Affordable and flexible options for Ontario’s long-term energy plan

Renewable is Doable

Published Sept. 10, 2013

By Tim Weis, Jeff Harti, Shawn-Patrick Stensil

This report shows that putting conservation first, and supplementing it with a diversified portfolio of green energy sources, can be more cost-effective for Ontario than renewed investment in nuclear stations.

Live Where You Go

Encouraging location-efficient development in Ontario

Live Where You Go

Published July 19, 2012

By Pembina Institute

Live Where You Go identifies five policy tools that could be put in place now to encourage more location-efficient development in the Greater Golden Horseshoe region.

Costs of Living and Commuting in the GTA

Live Where You Go: Case Study

Costs of Living and Commuting in the GTA

Published July 19, 2012

By Cherise Burda, Graham Haines

A companion to the Live Where You Go report, this case study compares housing and transportation costs in seven different locations across the GTA.

In the Shadow of the Boom

How oilsands development is reshaping Canada’s economy

In the Shadow of the Boom

Published May 30, 2012

By Dan Woynillowicz, Nathan Lemphers

This report looks at the extent to which oilsands production and exports are affecting Canada’s economy, and explores the longer-term economic implications of increased reliance on oilsands expansion to support economic growth and generate public revenue.

Drivers’ Choice

Options to manage gridlock and fund rapid transit in the GTA: Public opinion survey and policy options

Drivers’ Choice

Published April 21, 2012

By Cherise Burda, Graham Haines

This report investigates a variety of policy options designed to reduce the growing rate of congestion in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and/or to help finance construction of rapid transit in the region. It presents a poll of drivers in the GTA, and explores in-depth some of the policy options offered in the survey.

Public opinion on rapid transit options in the GTA

Published March 20, 2012

By Cherise Burda

Survey results suggest that drivers in the Greater Toronto Area would be interested in taking rapid transit if it were available to them, and favour LRT and subway equally.

Making Tracks to Torontonians 2012

An analysis of today’s transit options for Toronto

Making Tracks to Torontonians 2012

Published Feb. 6, 2012

By Cherise Burda, Graham Haines

An analysis of proposed transit plans in Toronto in February 2012.

Ontario Feed-in-Tariff: 2011 Review

Published Dec. 14, 2011

By Tim Weis, Paul Gipe, Green Energy Act Alliance, Shine ONtario

In response to the government's two-year feed-in tariff (FIT) review process, the Green Energy Act Alliance and Shine Ontario Association have joined forces to present a clear path for renewable energy in Ontario.

ENGO and Conservation Group Outreach on Biomass

Position and rationale regarding the use of biomass for electricity/heat production

ENGO and Conservation Group Outreach on Biomass

Published Sept. 30, 2011

By Tim Weis, Dave Lovekin, Jennifer Dagg, Kristi Anderson

This report, prepared for Environment Canada, summarizes the opinion and feedback from a spectrum of Canadian eNGOs and conservation organizations around the use of forest-based biomass for energy production.

Analysis of Ontario political platforms

Published Sept. 20, 2011

By Tim Weis, Cherise Burda, Sachi Gibson

The Pembina Institute's detailed platform analysis compares the commitments the Ontario Liberal, NDP and Progressive Conservative parties have made on a range of sustainable energy priorities.

The analysis looks at where the parties stand on issues such as investing in renewable power generation, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, creating incentives for energy conservation and expanding transit systems.

Frequently asked questions about green energy in Ontario

Published Sept. 20, 2011

By Tim Weis

Ontario has taken the laudable step of closing down its entire fleet of coal-fired power plants — a move supported across partisan lines. This, however, is but one of the many changes that is coming to Ontario's electricity system.

Tim Weis, director of renewable energy & energy efficiency, answers some of the most frequently asked questions about the role that renewable energy could play in the future of electricity generation in Ontario.

Behind the switch: pricing Ontario electricity options

Published July 6, 2011

By Tim Weis, P.J. Partington

Behind the switch: pricing Ontario electricity options examines how scaling back Ontario's plans to develop renewable energy would affect electricity prices, using an integrated energy system simulator to compare two main scenarios.

Harvesting clean energy on Ontario farms

A transatlantic comparison

Harvesting clean energy on Ontario farms

Published June 27, 2011

By Pembina Institute et al., Tim Weis, Kristi Anderson

This report explores significant opportunities for Ontario farmers to benefit from investments in renewable energy on their farms.

Written in collaboration with the Pembina Institute, the Heinrich Boell Foundation, the United Church of Canada and Climate Action Network Canada, the report makes a trans-Atlantic comparison between Germany and Ontario, examining ways in which Ontario farmers could benefit from Ontario clean energy policies and incentives.

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