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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.

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.

Clean Air Benefits from Electric Vehicles

Potential impacts of additional electric vehicles in City of Campbell River, the Peace River Region and City of Richmond

Clean Air Benefits from Electric Vehicles

Published March 28, 2013

By Alison Bailie

This report examines how electric vehicles in British Columbia can provide significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollutants, due to the province’s clean electricity.

Clean Energy for Vehicles letter of support

Published Dec. 19, 2012

By Alison Bailie

With the quickly approaching expiry of the electric vehicle programs in British Columbia, we, representatives from business, industry, NGOs and municipalities, are requesting the extension of the consumer incentives under the Clean Energy for Vehicles (CEV) program – specifically, the vehicle purchase incentive and the residential charging rebate.

Behind the Wheel

Opportunities for Canadians to drive less, reduce pollution and save money

This report examines opportunities that Canadians have to reduce the impacts of their driving habits, thus lightening their load on the environment and saving fuel costs.

Behind the Wheel Infographic

Opportunities for Canadians to drive less, reduce pollution and save money

This infographic examines opportunities that Canadians have to reduce the impacts of their driving habits, thus lightening their load on the environment and saving fuel costs.

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Lessons learned from municipalities in Washington and Oregon

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Published Oct. 18, 2012

By Katie Laufenberg, Ellen Pond, Timothy Shah

Interviews with municipalities to explore the factors for success in planning and installing EV charging stations and the challenges that remain.

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.

RBC-Pembina Home Location Study

Understanding where Greater Toronto Area residents prefer to live

RBC-Pembina Home Location Study

Published July 16, 2012

By Cherise Burda

The RBC-Pembina Home Location Study examines preferences for housing attributes for residents in the Greater Toronto Area.

2012 RBC-Pembina Home Location Study infographic

Published July 16, 2012

By Pembina Institute

An infographic depicting the results of a RBC-Pembina Institute study designed to examine preferences for home location attributes in the GTA.

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.

Oilsands, heavy crudes, and the EU fuel-quality directive

Published March 20, 2012

By P.J. Partington, Marc Huot

The very clear distinctions between the GHG intensities of 'natural bitumen' (from oilsands) and most conventional crudes supports the EU fuel-quality directive proposal to assign a higher emissions value to natural bitumen.

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions through transportation fuel policy

The European Union’s proposed fuel-quality directive and implications for Canadian oilsands producers

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions through transportation fuel policy

Published Feb. 22, 2012

By Pembina Institute

This backgrounder explains the details of a proposed European Union fuel-quality directive and outlines the potential implications for Canada’s oilsands sector and overall efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels.

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.

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.

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