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PRESS RELEASE: The Smart Energy Communities Scorecard – Call for Expressions of Interest

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4870″ alignment=”right”][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_column_text]OTTAWA, ON – Today, Pollution Probe and QUEST launched the Smart Energy Communities Scorecard, a national initiative to develop a standardized approach for evaluating and benchmarking the pathways to Smart Energy Communities in Canada. The project partners are seeking six pilot communities to participate in the development of the Scorecard. The successful candidates …

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PRESS RELEASE: Statement in Response to Federal Government’s Announcement of a Zero-Emissions Vehicle Strategy

TORONTO, ON – “Pollution Probe is delighted to stand behind the Federal Government’s commitment to supporting a smart, efficient and well-coordinated transition to low and zero-emissions vehicles in Canada. Electric vehicles offer a rare opportunity in the policy sphere, a true win-win. From the policy-maker’s perspective, the fact that transportation is Canada’s second-highest contributor to …

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Pollution Probe Submits Stakeholder Input for Review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999

On December 1, 2016, Pollution Probe submitted recommendations for consideration by the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environmental and Sustainable Development in the review of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA). The submission focuses on enhanced protection for vulnerable populations and formalizing the use of alternatives assessment and the substitution principle. 1. Enhanced Protection …

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Open Letter to Toronto Mayor John Tory on Toll Forgiveness for EVs

TORONTO, ON – November 28, 2016 – Mayor John Tory City Hall, 2nd Floor 100 Queen St. W. Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2 Dear Mayor Tory,  Re: Opportunity for the City of Toronto to accelerate the adoption of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and drive early wins in the fight to combat climate change At Pollution Probe and …

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PRESS RELEASE: Collaborative Electric Vehicle policy review highlights ways to increase usage of emissions-free technology

OTTAWA, ON – September 20, 2016 – Electric vehicle (EV) technology presents an enormous opportunity to help provinces and territories reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector, which is the second largest contributor to GHGs in Canada. A collaborative report released today in Ottawa by Bruce Power, Plug’n Drive, Pollution Probe and …

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PRESS RELEASE: Pollution Probe Celebrates a Year of Healthy Communities, in the World’s Largest Sandbox

Ottawa – June 8, 2016 – Pollution Probe is proud to celebrate a successful first year of the Healthy Communities Campaign at the Sandbox Project’s 5th annual World’s Largest Sandbox, highlighting the important link between the environment and human health. Launched in 2015, the Healthy Communities Campaign is a national, year-round initiative that supports communities as …

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PRESS RELEASE: Canada’s natural gas utilities target for renewable natural gas content

Ottawa – May 25, 2016 – The natural gas delivered to Canadian homes, transportation markets, businesses, and industry will soon include more renewable energy in it thanks to a new national renewable natural gas (RNG) target announced today by the Canadian Gas Association. Canada’s natural gas utilities have set a target of 5 per cent …

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