Rather than having individual households with furnances and air conditioning equipment - have a neighbourhood plant which provides for the houses in the area. I believe this idea is already used by office buildings in downtown Toronto. If geothermal is used for heat - it brings the cost down to something that is affordable to a larger group.
The world and now America has recognized Climate Change and the need to mitigate emissions. It is only a matter of time before it becomes a reality. Ontario can lead Canada and be on the positive side of history with this subject and gain the positive economic benefits , job creation and international recognition. Let us grab the opportunity to lead so we can direct the conversation and make it an environmental and ...more »
As we have seen, climate change is already having a detrimental effect on our province. The difficulty will be ensuring the province and municipalities have adopted practices to deal with the effects of such things as flooding. I heard a recent CBC interview in which it was pointed out that every province in Canada lacks up to date flood mapping. So my idea is that the province fund the Ministry of Natural Resources and ...more »
The OLP must reject every policy that would result in an increase in greenhouse gas emissions. This is especially important since the Harper government is flouting our international obligations. The Ontario government has made significant steps in the right direction but we must do this much faster given that the recent IPCC report stated that we must stop increasing our emissions by 2015-2020 and every year that we delay ...more »
Place a mandatory cap on carbon pollution for all industrial sectors with fines for non-compliance. Not a cap and trade. Simply a cap.
Ontario needs to end its silence on the climate issue and build on the Green Energy Act. Climate change is a reality and we need to lead with a solution that provides a positive impact on the economy of Ontario. We can not allow ourselves to be last out of the gate or to be misled into a regressive carbon tax. We need an approach that creates jobs and adds to the economic activity of the province.