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La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario publie son rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie

Published Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:45:12 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario (CEO), publiera son rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie de 2019.  Ce rapport aborde notamment les sujets suivants :  - l’importance de l’économie d’énergie;  - les progrès par rapport aux cibles des programmes d’économie d’énergie;  - les occasions d’améliorer les programmes d’économie d’énergie;  - la diminution de la consommation des combustibles fossiles dans les tr...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release annual energy conservation report

Published Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:39:40 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), will release her 2019 Energy Conservation progress report.  This report includes information about:  - the importance of energy conservation  - progress on conservation program targets  - opportunities to improve conservation programs and  - reducing fossil fuels in home heating and transportation.  When: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.  Where: Media Studio, Legislative Building Room 148, Queen's ...... Click here to read this release



25e anniversaire de la Charte des droits environnementaux de l’Ontario

Published Fri, 15 Feb 2019 09:40:28 EST Read More

Nous célébrons aujourd’hui le 25e anniversaire de la Charte des droits environnementaux (CDE) de l’Ontario. Cette loi, unique au Canada, donne aux Ontariens le droit de participer aux décisions importantes du gouvernement provincial sur le plan environnemental. Ses outils facilitent l’accès pour le public à des renseignements sur les nouvelles lois et autres propositions qui ont une incidence sur l’environnement. La CDE permet aux Ontariens d’être au fait des décis...... Click here to read this release



Celebrating 25 years of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights

Published Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:37:48 EST Read More

Today marks the 25th anniversary of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). This law, unique in Canada, gives Ontarians the right to participate in environmentally significant decisions of the provincial government. Its tools provide the public with easier access to information about new laws and other proposals that affect the environment. It allows Ontarians to know about and contribute to government decisions, which he...... Click here to read this release



The 25th Anniversary of Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights - Media Advisory/Interview Opportunity

Published Wed, 13 Feb 2019 13:35:36 EST Read More

The Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) is 25 years old on February 15, 2019. This law, unique in Canada, gives Ontarians the right to participate in environmentally significant decisions. Better environmental outcomes result when Ontarians know and use their environmental rights. Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), is available to discuss: • Ontarians’ environmental rights and how to use them –...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release annual environment report

Published Thu, 8 Nov 2018 13:51:29 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will release her annual environmental protection report. This report includes: • Water pollution and drinking water • Wildlife disease and monitoring • The loss of forests and wetlands in southern Ontario • Ministry report cards on compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. Where: Media Studio, Legislative Building Room 149, Queen's Park, Toronto, ON The ...... Click here to read this release



L’Ontario doit se doter d’une nouvelle loi rigoureuse sur le climat

Published Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:02:19 EST Read More

 Le programme de plafonnement et d’échange a financé des solutions judicieuses qui visaient à freiner les émissions de gaz à effet de serre et à réduire les factures d’énergie. TORONTO, le 25 septembre 2018. - L’Ontario doit adopter une loi sur le climat qui permettra de diminuer les émissions et de financer des solutions judicieuses, affirme la Commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, Dianne Saxe, dans son nouveau rapport. Le rapport ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario needs a strong replacement for climate change law

Published Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:59:44 EST Read More

Cap and trade funded sensible solutions to curb greenhouse gases and lower energy bills  September 25, 2018 TORONTO - Ontario must have a climate change law that drives down emissions while funding sensible solutions, says a new report from Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. Climate Action in Ontario: What’s Next? shows why Ontario’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions went down from 2005 to...... Click here to read this release



Ontario’s energy plan falls short

Published Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:57:34 EST Read More

Plan doesn’t provide the path from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy sources  TORONTO April 10, 2018 - The Ontario government’s Long-Term Energy Plan ignores its own climate law, says Making Connections: Straight Talk about Electricity in Ontario, a new report from Dianne Saxe, Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner. The climate law requires Ontarians to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release energy conservation report

Published Thu, 5 Apr 2018 12:36:32 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), will release Volume One of her annual energy conservation progress report. This report includes information about: • electricity prices in Ontario • demand for electricity, the surplus and what we do with it • electricity market changes, and impacts on costs and greenhouse gas emissions • sources of electricity, and impacts on the environment and human health • long-term energy planning in Ontario. When: Tuesda...... Click here to read this release



Initial success with carbon pollution pricing in Ontario

Published Tue, 30 Jan 2018 10:34:39 EST Read More

Much work needed to meet climate change targets January 30, 2018, TORONTO - The province’s first year of cap and trade went well says a new report from Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. The cap and trade system provides a clear carbon price framework and decreasing caps on allowable levels of carbon pollution that will help achieve Ontario’s climate targets. “A price on carbon pollution is a crucial tool we need to slow climate change,...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release annual greenhouse gas progress report

Published Mon, 29 Jan 2018 08:46:19 EST Read More

Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will release her 2017 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report. The report includes reviews of: • Ontario’s first year of cap and trade carbon pricing; • Government spending of cap and trade revenue; • Climate Change Action Plan policies and programs; • Ontario’s 2017 cap and trade link with California and Quebec; and • Ontario’s fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gases. When: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. ...... Click here to read this release



Le gouvernement de l’Ontario doit s’attaquer à la pollution que les communautés autochtones subissent

Published Tue, 24 Oct 2017 12:04:46 EST Read More

La commissaire à l’environnement demande également à la province de mieux protéger les espèces menacées et de lutter contre les algues dans les lacs de l’Ontario Toronto, le 24 octobre 2017. ― La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario (CEO), Dianne Saxe, a sommé aujourd’hui le gouvernement provincial d’intégrer la justice environnementale dans ses efforts de réconciliation auprès des peuples autochtones. Des espèces en péril aux algues, en passant ...... Click here to read this release



Ontario government must tackle pollution affecting Indigenous communities

Published Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:27:09 EST Read More

Environmental Commissioner also calls on the province to better protect threatened species and fight algae in Ontario’s lakes Toronto, October 24, 2017 - The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), Dianne Saxe, today called on the provincial government to make environmental justice part of its reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. From species at risk, to algae, to environmental rights, her annual Enviro...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release annual environment report

Published Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:24:28 EST Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will release her annual environmental protection report. The report includes: •Indigenous communities and pollution •Species at risk •Updated approaches to environmental approvals •Algae in lakes •Aggregates •Protected areas and parks •Ministry report cards on compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m...... Click here to read this release



Energy conservation: a wise investment in Ontario’s future

Published Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:23:14 EST Read More

Increased conservation of fossil fuels needed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Toronto, August 11, 2017 - A new report by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), shows that energy conservation continues to be a wise investment in Ontario's future. Every Joule Counts, Volume Two of the ECO’s Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report, provides the only comprehensive public review of ...... Click here to read this release



L’Ontario a devant elle une occasion qui ne se présente qu’une fois par génération de réduire l’empreinte énergétique et environnementale de ses réseaux municipaux d’eau et d’eaux usées

Published Tue, 30 May 2017 12:38:31 EST Read More

La consommation d’énergie des réseaux d’eau et d’eaux usées représente près de 40 % de la facture énergétique déclarée par les municipalités de la province Toronto, le 30 mai 2017 - En Ontario, les réseaux d’eau et d’eaux usées ont une consommation énergétique inutilement élevée. Heureusement, une formidable occasion se présente maintenant pour réduire l’empreinte énergétique et les émissions de GES des services fournis par ces réseaux aux clien...... Click here to read this release



Ontario has once-in-a-generation opportunity to reduce the energy and climate footprint of municipal water use

Published Tue, 30 May 2017 12:34:26 EST Read More

Water and wastewater systems account for almost 40% of reported municipal energy use in the province Toronto, May 30, 2017 - Ontario’s municipal water and wastewater systems use unnecessarily large amounts of energy. Thankfully, there is a huge opportunity to reduce the energy and greenhouse gas footprint of delivering these services to residents. That was the message delivered today by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), at the release of her new report,...... Click here to read this release



La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario examine le lien entre l’énergie et l’eau dans son rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie

Published Thu, 25 May 2017 09:04:55 EST Read More

Avis aux médias La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario examine le lien entre l’énergie et l’eau dans son rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie La commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, Dianne Saxe, est sur le point de publier le volume un de son rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie. Le rapport examine les principales répercussions énergétiques, climatiques, environnementales et financi...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Volume 1 of annual Energy Conservation Progress Report Tuesday May 30 - Media accreditation available

Published Thu, 25 May 2017 08:57:34 EST Read More

Media Advisory Environmental Commissioner of Ontario examines connection between energy and water in annual energy conservation progress report Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Dianne Saxe, will release volume one of her annual energy conservation progress report. The report reviews the major energy, climate, environmental and financial impacts of Ontario’s municipal water and wastewater systems. This volume features recommendations about what th...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario at McMaster on Tuesday March 21st to deliver Spring 2017 Public Lecture

Published Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:13:18 EST Read More

Media Advisory Environmental Commissioner of Ontario at McMaster to deliver Spring 2017 Public Lecture Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, will be speaking at McMaster Centre for Climate Change’s Spring 2017 Public Lecture about climate change in Ontario ̶ the critical thresholds that have been exceeded, the province’s current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and what the government is doing to reduce emissions. Although the province took g...... Click here to read this release



Focus on What Matters

Published Tue, 31 May 2016 10:05:01 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, 31 May 2016 - At Queen’s Park today, Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe, in her first report, Conservation: Let’s Get Serious, called for public bodies to be accountable for the energy they use. Right now, it’s hard for taxpayers to find out which public buildings are energy hogs. The Environmental Commissioner calls for this information to be easily available in the lobbies of public buildings. In the meantime, the Commissioner’s website now h...... Click here to read this release



Confusion Slows Adaptation to Climate Change

Published Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:11:38 EST Read More

Toronto, July 14, 2015 - Ontario’s acting Environmental Commissioner said a lack of coordinated and easy-to-use projections for climate change is making it hard for government and business leaders to adapt to the new reality. Ellen Schwartzel said businesses, governments and individuals need accurate forecasts of the changing climate if they are to figure out how to adapt to the coming changes. “Making the data on climate change more local and more usable is essential if we are to ...... Click here to read this release



La confusion freine l’adaptation au changement climatique

Published Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:06:08 EST Read More

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Gap Looms in Ontario’s Fight Against Climate Change

Published Tue, 7 Jul 2015 10:04:32 EST Read More

Toronto, July 7, 2015 - Ontario’s acting Environmental Commissioner Ellen Schwartzel offers some praise for the provincial government, but also a warning the government will find it difficult to meet its next target for combatting climate change. On the eve of the Climate Summit of the Americas, Schwartzel praises Ontario’s ambitious targets for reducing emissions, noting they are in line with those adopted by leading jurisdictions. “Now it has to do the hard part and deliver on ...... Click here to read this release



Un écart menace la lutte au changement climatique en Ontario

Published Tue, 7 Jul 2015 10:03:09 EST Read More

Toronto, le 7 juillet 2015 - La commissaire à l’environnement intérimaire, Ellen Schwartzel, fait l’éloge du gouvernement provincial, mais l’avertit par la même occasion qu’il lui sera difficile d’atteindre sa prochaine cible dans la lutte au changement climatique. À la veille du Sommet des Amériques sur le climat, Mme Schwartzel félicite l’Ontario d’avoir établi des cibles ambitieuses et souligne qu’elles correspondent à celles que d’autres régions administ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release report on Ontario’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Published Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:13:10 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHEN: Tuesday, July 7th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Room 148, Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release the annual review of the government’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions for 2015: Feeling the Heat. The conference will also be broadcast live online at http://www.eco.on.ca at 10:00 a...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie un rapport sur les progrès des activités en Ontario pour réduire les émissions des gaz à effet de serre

Published Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:09:27 EST Read More

Avis aux médias QUAND : Le 7 juillet 2015 à 10 h. OÙ : Salle 148, Studio des médias de Queen's Park, Assemblée législative, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario. Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera La pression monte, l’édition 2015 de sa revue annuelle sur les progrès des activités en Ontario pour réduire les émissions des gaz à effet de serre. La conférence sera diffusée sur le Net. Si vous souhaitez écouter la conférence de pr...... Click here to read this release



Let’s change time-of-use power prices and put smart meters to work

Published Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:32:57 EST Read More

Note: The following op-ed piece is a response from the Environmental Commissioner’s discussion of on and off-peak electricity prices flowed from the release of the Energy Conservation Report. The Report was presented on January 13, 2015 in a press conference at Queen’s Park. By Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario In my energy conservati...... Click here to read this release



Des efforts supplémentaires sont nécessaires dans le cadre du programme Priorité à la conservation de l’énergie

Published Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:10:12 EST Read More

Toronto, le 13 janvier 2015 - Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario dit attendre la suite des choses en ce qui concerne la philosophie Priorité à la conservation de l’énergie du gouvernement. Au moment de la publication de son Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2014, Planifier pour économiser, M. Gord Miller a félicité le passage à une approche axée d’abord sur les solutions rentables d’économie d’énergie av...... Click here to read this release



Conservation First Needs More Work

Published Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:08:37 EST Read More

Toronto, 13 Jan. 2015 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says he’s adopting a wait-and-see attitude towards the government’s Conservation First philosophy. In releasing his 2014 Energy Conservation Progress Report “Planning to Conserve”, Gord Miller praised the shift to considering cost-effective conservation before building new generation or transmission facilities. “Conservation has long been undervalued, and last year the government made significant pro...... Click here to read this release



Advisory - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Energy Conservation Progress Report

Published Thu, 8 Jan 2015 09:01:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release his 2014 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report. Topics covered in this year's Report include Review of Policy Developments 2013-2014 and updates on government target achievements. WHEN: Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario The report will be available online at ...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie le rapport sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie

Published Thu, 8 Jan 2015 09:00:37 EST Read More

Avis aux médias Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera le Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2014, lequel passe en revue les avancées politiques réalisées en 2013-2014 et met à jour les progrès accomplis par rapport aux cibles du gouvernement. QUAND : le mardi 13 janvier 2015 à 10 h OÙ : Studio des médias de Queen’s Park, édifice de l’Assemblée législative, Toronto, Ontario Le rapport ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner Boosts Energy Literacy

Published Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:09:40 EST Read More

Toronto, 15 Oct. 2014 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner today released Smart from Sunrise To Sunset, to alert the public and decision makers to the ability of the Smart Grid to change how they think about electricity. The report is a non-technical primer that describes how a 24-hour day will be different with the widespread adoption of the Smart Grid. Politicians, stakeholders and the public can read it online at the ECO’s website, or request a hard copy from the Commis...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Failing in Fight against Climate Change

Published Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:05:24 EST Read More

Toronto, 9 July, 2014 - Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller says Ontario needs to get back in the game on climate change. “The latest scientific evidence shows that the pace of climate change is accelerating,” says Miller. “Extreme weather events have increased dramatically around the world. Here in Ontario though, the provincial government hasn’t even delivered on commitments it made seven years ago.” The Environmental Commissioner today released “Looking for Lead...... Click here to read this release



Mixed Progress in Energy Conservation among Local Electrical Utilities

Published Mon, 9 Dec 2013 13:31:37 EST Read More

Toronto, December 9, 2013 - How is your local utility doing in delivering energy conservation? The Environmental Commissioner released Volume Two of his Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report, Building Momentum: Results today. The report reviews the progress the government has made in increasing energy efficiency and reducing the use of electricity, oil, propane, natural gas and transportation fuels in the province. The Commissioner also reports on the progress in ener...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Stalls In Conserving Transportation Fuels

Published Mon, 9 Dec 2013 13:22:13 EST Read More

Toronto, December 9, 2013 -- Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller says the Ministry of Energy should lose some of its responsibility for conservation because of its inaction on transportation fuels. The Environmental Commissioner today released Volume Two of his Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report, Building Momentum: Results. The report reviews the progress the government has made in increasing energy efficiency and reducing the use of electricity, oil, propane, natural...... Click here to read this release



Advisory - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Energy Conservation Progress Report

Published Wed, 4 Dec 2013 10:45:45 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Volume Two of his 2012 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report. Volume One of the report was released in September, 2013. WHEN: Monday, December 9th, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. WHERE: Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario The report will be available online at http://www.eco.on.ca coincident with the media conference....... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner to release 2012/13 Annual Report

Published Mon, 7 Oct 2013 11:15:29 EST Read More

Media Advisory WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Room 148, Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Building, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario The report will be available online at http://www.eco.on.ca coincident with the media conference. The report, entitled Serving the Public, will include substantive reviews of ministry decisions, ministry responses to applications for review and investigation,...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release energy conservation report

Published Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:24:43 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Volume One of his fourth Annual Energy Conservation Report. The Report explores opportunities for the province to help municipalities reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in their communities. WHEN: Tuesday, September 24 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Room 149, Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Assembly of Ontario Legislative Building, Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario The conference wil...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release report on Ontario's progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Published Thu, 30 May 2013 08:44:19 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release the 2013 edition of his annual review of the Ontario government’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions at a media conference on June 5, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. The conference will also be available via webcast. To watch the live broadcast of the media conference, please visit http://www.eco.on.ca. Please note the Commissioner will not be taking questions via webcast,...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS: Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2011 Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume Two)

Published Tue, 8 Jan 2013 10:49:50 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2011 Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume Two) Legislative Media Studio, Queen’s Park Tuesday, January 8th, 2013, 10:00 a.m. Check Against Delivery In Ontario, it seems we want cheap electricity without burning coal or building natural gas-fired peaking plants. Some people don’t want nuclear plants and others don’t want wind turbines. We are totally pre-occupied by battles over what we don’t wan...... Click here to read this release



DISCOURS: Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011 (volume deux)

Published Tue, 8 Jan 2013 10:43:34 EST Read More

DISCOURS M. Gord Miller, commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011 (volume deux) Studio des médias de Queen’s Park, édifice de l’Assemblée legislative Le 8 janvier 2013 à 10 h Priorité au discours anglais prononcé En Ontario, nous voulons profiter de l’électricité à prix abordable sans brûler du charbon, ni construire de centrales de pointe alimentées au gaz naturel. Certai...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Can Save Energy and Money in the Province’s Schools

Published Tue, 8 Jan 2013 10:18:03 EST Read More

January 8, 2013 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, says more money could be spent on in-classroom education, if the Ontario government and the province’s school boards improved their efforts to reduce their electricity and natural gas bills. Miller today released Volume Two of his 2011 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report. This report annually reviews reductions in energy usage, increases in energy efficiency, and the progress and barriers to energy conserva...... Click here to read this release



Le gouvernement de l’Ontario peut économiser de l’énergie et de l’argent dans les écoles de la province

Published Tue, 8 Jan 2013 10:15:43 EST Read More

Le 8 janvier 2013 - M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, dit qu’il est possible de consacrer plus de fonds à l’enseignement en classe qu’à l’heure actuelle, si le gouvernement de l’Ontario et les conseils scolaires de la province font davantage d'efforts pour réduire leurs factures d’électricité et de gaz naturel. Aujourd’hui, M. Miller publie le volume deux de son Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Must Act Now to Ensure Energy Conservation in the Future

Published Tue, 8 Jan 2013 10:09:58 EST Read More

January 8, 2013 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, says uncertainty about the future of electricity conservation programs is discouraging further energy savings in Ontario. Miller today released Volume Two of his 2011 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report. This report annually reviews reductions in energy usage, increases in energy efficiency, and the progress and barriers to energy conservation. Volume One of the report was released in June 2012. The report...... Click here to read this release



Le gouvernement de l’Ontario doit agir dès maintenant pour que l’économie d’énergie perdure dans le futur

Published Tue, 8 Jan 2013 10:07:26 EST Read More

Le 8 janvier 2013 - M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, dit que l’incertitude plane sur l’avenir des programmes d’économie d’électricité et mine tous les efforts d’économie d’énergie en Ontario. Aujourd’hui, M. Miller publie le volume deux de son Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011. Le rapport traite tous les ans des réductions de la consommation de l’énergie, de l’amélioration de l’effica...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Energy Conservation Report

Published Thu, 3 Jan 2013 09:43:50 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Volume Two of his 2011 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report at a media conference on January 8th, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Volume One of the report was released in June, 2012. The conference will also be available via webcast. To watch the live broadcast of the media conference, please visit http://www.eco.on.ca. Please note the Commissioner will not be taking ques...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie son rapport annuel sur l'économie d'énergie

Published Thu, 3 Jan 2013 09:32:51 EST Read More

Avis aux médias Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera le volume deux de son Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011 pendant la conférence de presse du 8 janvier 2013 à 10 h. Il a publié le volume un du même rapport en juin 2012. La conférence sera diffusée sur le Net. Si vous souhaitez écouter la webémission en direct, veuillez visiter le site http://www.eco.on.ca/. Veuille...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Retreats on Climate Change

Published Tue, 4 Dec 2012 10:00:39 EST Read More

December 4, 2012 - Ontario's Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, says the Ontario government is backing away from its plan to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs). Gord Miller today released "A Question of Commitment," the 2012 edition of his annual review of the government's Climate Change Action Plan. The 2007 plan established province-wide targets for reducing GHG emissions, as well as programs for reducing emissions in six sectors: electricity, transportation, in...... Click here to read this release



Le gouvernement de l'Ontario fait un pas en arrière en matière de changement climatique

Published Tue, 4 Dec 2012 09:59:29 EST Read More

Le 4 décembre 2012 - M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario (CEO), dit que le gouvernement de l'Ontario s'éloigne de son plan visant à réduire les émissions de gaz à effet de serre (GES). Aujourd'hui, M. Gord Miller, publie son rapport intitulé Une question d’engagement. Il s'agit de l'édition 2012 de la revue annuelle du Plan d'action contre les changements climatiques du gouvernement. Le plan de 2007 décrit les cibles provinciales de réducti...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release report on Ontario’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions

Published Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:00:09 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release the 2012 edition of his annual review of the government’s Climate Change Action Plan at a media conference on Dec 4th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. The conference will also be available via webcast. To watch the live broadcast of the media conference, please visit http://www.eco.on.ca/. Please note the Commissioner will not be taking questions via webcast, but will be available f...... Click here to read this release



Birds and Bats Need More Protection from Wind Power

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 10:54:58 EST Read More

Toronto, October 2, 2012 - The Ontario government should put additional areas of the province off-limits to wind power projects to safeguard birds, bats and their habitats, says Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller, who released Part 2 of his 2011/2012 Annual Report, Losing Our Touch, today. “I fully support wind power. Together with energy conservation, renewable sources of energy such as wind are necessary to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and protect the...... Click here to read this release



Il faut mieux protéger les oiseaux et les chauves-souris contre les éoliennes

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 10:49:01 EST Read More

Toronto, le 2 octobre 2012 - Le gouvernement de l’Ontario devrait interdire les projets d’énergie éolienne dans plus de régions de la province qu’à l’heure actuelle afin de protéger les oiseaux, les chauves-souris et leurs habitats, dit le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, M. Gord Miller. Ce dernier publie aujourd’hui la partie II de son rapport annuel de 2011-2012 intitulée Perdre la main. « Je suis totalement en faveur de l’énergie éolienne...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2011/2012 Annual Report, Part 2 - Losing Our Touch

Published Tue, 2 Oct 2012 10:00:11 EST Read More

Legislative Media Studio, Queen's Park 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 2, 2012 Check Against Delivery There are some positive developments to report in this Part 2 of our Annual Report to the Legislature. We have some improvements in fisheries management and MNR has even discovered in Algonquin Park a surviving population of a species of fish thought extinct. Fire management in parks has a better plan. With some caveats I acknowledge that there are somewhat better wind turbine ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2011/12 Annual Report, Part II

Published Thu, 27 Sep 2012 09:37:38 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller will release his 2011/12 Annual Report, (Part II), Losing Our Touch, at a media conference in the Queen's Park Media Studio at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. The report will be available online at www.eco.on.ca, coincident with the media conference. Accredited media may obtain a print copy of Losing Our Touch at the media conference or at the L...... Click here to read this release



Publication de la partie II du rapport annuel de 2011-2012 du Commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario

Published Thu, 27 Sep 2012 09:23:44 EST Read More

Avis aux médias M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, publiera son rapport annuel de 2011-2012 (partie II), Perdre la main, au cours d'une conférence de presse au Studio des médias de Queen's Park à 10 h le mardi 2 octobre 2012. Le rapport sera mis en ligne sur le site www.eco.on.ca au début de la conférence de presse. Les médias accrédités peuvent se procurer un exemplaire imprimé du rap...... Click here to read this release



Ministries Playing Games with the Environmental Bill of Rights

Published Wed, 19 Sep 2012 09:24:51 EST Read More

Toronto, September 19, 2012 - “ Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says officials in the provincial government are defying the will of the Legislature and ignoring the public’s right to be involved in the development of environmental policy. In Part I of his 2011/2012 Annual Report released today, Gord Miller highlighted the government’s obligations under Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993, also known as the EBR. “The EBR is one of the most signifi...... Click here to read this release



Le petit manège des ministères avec la Charte des droits environnementaux de 1993

Published Wed, 19 Sep 2012 09:17:06 EST Read More

Toronto, le 19 septembre 2012 - Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario dit que les agents du gouvernement provincial ne respectent pas la volonté de l’Assemblée législative et qu’ils ignorent le droit du public de participer à l'elaboration des politiques environnementales. Dans la partie I de son rapport annuel de 2011-2012 qu’il publie aujourd’hui, M. Gord Miller met en évidence les obligations du gouvernement en vertu de la Charte des droits environnementaux de ...... Click here to read this release



Where is Ontario’s “Culture of Conservation”?

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:34:49 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, June 5, 2012 - Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner says the Ontario government appears to have forgotten one of the important goals of its own Green Energy and Green Economy Act (GEGEA). Gord Miller made the observation today as he released the Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report - 2011 (Volume One) which reviews the government’s progress to date on its energy conservation promises and makes recommendations on how the governme...... Click here to read this release



BACKGROUNDER - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report - 2011 (Volume One)

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:30:52 EST Read More

Backgrounder Restoring Balance, A Review of the First Three Years of the Green Energy Act Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report - 2011 (Volume One) Under the Environmental Bill of Rights, 1993, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) reports annually to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on the province’s progress in energy conservation. This report is Volume One of the 2011 annual energy report and reviews policy...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2011 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume One)

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:23:46 EST Read More

Today I am tabling the first volume of my annual energy conservation progress report with the Speaker. It is entitled “Restoring Balance” because it is a review of the first three years of the implementation of the Green Energy Act and I have observed that government policy activity and public discussion have not been balanced with respect to the “two equally important thrusts” promised in the government’s original news release. We all know that the Green Energy Act was about facilitat...... Click here to read this release



Où est la « culture de conservation » en Ontario?

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:14:56 EST Read More

Toronto, le 5 juin 2012 – Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario dit que le gouvernement de l’Ontario semble avoir oublié l’un des importants buts de sa propre Loi de 2009 sur l'énergie verte et l'économie verte (LEVEV). M. Gord Miller a souligné ce fait aujourd’hui lorsqu’il a publié le Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011 (volume un) qui passe en revue les progrès à ce jour du gouvernement sur ses promes...... Click here to read this release



Fiche d’information - Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011 (volume un)

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:11:35 EST Read More

Fiche d’information Rétablir l’équilibre, Revue des trois premières années de la Loi sur l’énergie verte Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011 (volume un) En vertu de la Charte des droits environnementaux de 1993 (CDE), le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario (CEO) fait rapport tous les ans à l’Assemblée législative de l’Ontario sur les progrès de la province en écon...... Click here to read this release



DISCOURS - Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2011 (volume un)

Published Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:01:57 EST Read More

Aujourd’hui, je remets au président le premier volume de mon rapport sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie. Il s’intitule Rétablir l’équilibre, parce qu’il présente une revue des trois premières années de la mise en oeuvre de la Loi sur l’énergie verte. J’ai remarqué que les activités gouvernementales en matière de politiques et les discussions publiques n’étaient pas équilibrées par rapport aux « deux objectifs aussi importants l’un que l’au...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release third annual energy conservation report

Published Wed, 30 May 2012 10:26:07 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Volume One of his third annual energy conservation report. This year’s report focuses on the government's progress on the conservation promises of the Green Energy Act in the three years since the Act became law. WHEN: Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. WHERE: Room 149, Queen’s Park Media Studio, Legislative Assembly of Ontario Legislative Building, Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario ...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera le troisième "Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie"

Published Wed, 30 May 2012 10:20:18 EST Read More

Avis aux médias Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera le premier volume de son troisième Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie. Le rapport de cette année se penche sur les progrès du gouvernement relativement aux promesses d’économie de la Loi de 2009 sur l’énergie verte depuis qu’elle a été adoptée il y a trois ans. QUAND : Le mardi 5 juin 2012 à 10 h. OÙ : Salle 149, Studio des méd...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario fera le tour des projets environnementaux à Kingston

Published Mon, 28 May 2012 09:50:23 EST Read More

Occasion d’entrevue et de photo Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, M. Gord Miller, visitera l’édifice administratif de l’usine de traitement des eaux usées Ravensview qui s’est vu décerner récemment la certification LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Pour cette occasion, il aidera la Ville et les services publics de Kingston à dévoiler la plaque commémorative de cette réussite. M. Miller sera à Kingston aux côtés de son comit...... Click here to read this release



Ontario government needs to "Climate-Proof" Ontario

Published Wed, 7 Mar 2012 10:25:30 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, March 7, 2012 - In his report Ready for Change? An assessment of Ontario’s climate change adaptation strategy released today at Queen's Park, Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, said the Ontario government is off to an encouraging start in preparing the province for the impacts of climate change. This is good news, says Miller, given the slow progress on other climate change issues. "The government is facing challenges in d...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Special Report - Ready for Change? An assessment of Ontario's climate change adaptation strategy

Published Wed, 7 Mar 2012 10:15:01 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Special Report - “Ready for Change? An assessment of Ontario's climate change adaptation strategy” Legislative Media Studio, Queen’s Park 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 7, 2012 Check Against Delivery The Ontario government needs to climate proof the province. We are now experiencing the climate alterations caused by the cumulative release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Higher temperatures, alo...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie le rapport spécial sur l'adaptation au changement climatique

Published Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:43:20 EST Read More

Avis aux médias Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie un rapport spécial qui passe en revue le rapport Faire face au changement climatique : Stratégie d’adaptation et plan d’action de l’Ontario 2011-2014. Le rapport Faire face est un plan que le gouvernement de l’Ontario a publié. Il décrit les mesures que le gouvernement a prises pour préparer la province à l’élévation des températures ainsi qu’aux phénomènes météorologiqu...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Special Report on climate change adaptation

Published Thu, 1 Mar 2012 11:36:53 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is releasing a Special Report to review Climate Ready: Ontario's Adaptation Strategy and Action Plan, 2011 - 2014. Climate Ready is a plan released by the Ontario government. It outlines measures that the government is taking to prepare the province for warmer temperatures, and more severe weather events, due to climate change. The Commissioner will be commenting on the adequacy of the government’s plan. The...... Click here to read this release



DISCOURS - Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie, 2010

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:30:23 EST Read More

DISCOURS Gord Miller, commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie, 2010 - Gérer un système énergétique complexe - Résultats Studio des médias de Queen’s Park, édifice de l’Assemblée législative Le mercredi 7 décembre 2011 à 10 h Priorité au discours anglais prononcé Au printemps dernier, j’ai remis à l’Assemblée législative le premier volume de mon Rapport annuel sur ...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l’environnement dit qu'il faut redoubler d’efforts en économie d’énergie

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:24:52 EST Read More

Communiqué de presse\ Toronto, le 7 décembre 2011 - Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario dit que les réalisations du gouvernement en matière d’économie d’énergie sont considérables, mais incomplètes. Au moment où M. Gord Miller publie son deuxième volume du Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l’économie d’énergie, 2010, Gérer un système énergétique complexe - Résultats, il dit que « le gouvernement a atteint les deux t...... Click here to read this release



Remarks - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:06:11 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010 Annual Energy Conservation Report - "Managing a Complex Energy System -“ Results" Legislative Media Studio, Queen’s Park 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 7, 2011 Check Against Delivery Last spring I released the first volume of my annual energy conservation report to the Legislature entitled Managing a Complex Energy System - Volume 1. Today I am tabling the second volume of that report. Vo...... Click here to read this release



The Environmental Commissioner says more work is needed on energy conservation

Published Wed, 7 Dec 2011 10:01:06 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, December 7, 2011 - The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario says the government’s energy conservation achievements are substantial, but incomplete. In releasing volume two of his 2010 Energy Conservation Progress Report, Managing a Complex Energy System - Results, Gord Miller says "the government achieved two-thirds of an electricity conservation target that it had set. It’s a respectable showing given that Ontario’s targets are among ...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publie le Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie (volume 2)

Published Fri, 2 Dec 2011 12:13:44 EST Read More

Avis aux médias Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera le deuxième volume du Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie, 2010, soit Gérer un système énergétique complexe - Résultats. Le rapport résume les progrès que la province fait pour atteindre les cibles d’économie d’électricité et il passe en revue le rendement des programmes provinciaux d’économie d’énergie. La conférence sera diffusée sur le N...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Volume Two of 2010 energy conservation report

Published Fri, 2 Dec 2011 12:08:39 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Volume Two of his 2010 energy conservation report, Managing a Complex Energy System - Results. The report summarizes the province's progress in meeting electricity conservation targets and reviews the performance of provincial programs to conserve energy. The conference will be available via webcast. To watch the live broadcast of the media conference, please visit htt...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010/11 Annual Report

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:32:35 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010/11 Annual Report - "Engaging Solutions" Legislative Media Studio, Queen’s Park 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 29, 2011 Check Against Delivery The election is over and now we all have to get on with the business of the Province. So I am here to release the first of a series of reports that have been waiting for a Legislature to receive them. Today I am releasing my 2010/2011 Annual Report entitled E...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Government Needs to Act: Environmental Commissioner

Published Tue, 29 Nov 2011 10:11:39 EST Read More

Media Release (Toronto, November 29, 2011) Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner is worried that Ontario has lost momentum when it comes to the province’s pressing environmental issues. In his 2010/2011 Annual Report “Engaging Solutions” released today, Gord Miller says there’s no shortage of talk about the problems such as climate change, waste diversion, and the loss of biodiversity. “But when it comes to doing something” says Miller, “there doesn’...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume 1)

Published Tue, 14 Jun 2011 11:19:44 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2010 Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report (Volume 1) Legislative Media Studio, Queen's Park 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 Check Against Delivery Good Morning. Today I have tabled with the Speaker the first volume of my annual energy conservation report for 2010 aptly named "Managing a Complex Energy System." My statutory obligation with respect to energy conservation is threefold. I mu...... Click here to read this release



Ontario’s Electricity Subsidy Undercuts Conservation

Published Tue, 14 Jun 2011 10:29:47 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, June 14, 2011 - Ontario's Environmental Commissioner says the Ontario Clean Energy Benefit (OCEB) is a perverse incentive that could endanger the energy conservation savings the government is hoping to achieve. In his Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report - 2010 (Volume One): Managing a Complex Energy System, released today, Gord Miller says "The 10 per cent rebate on electricity bills is an artificial subsidy on the price of el...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Energy Board Putting Up Barriers to Energy Conservation

Published Tue, 14 Jun 2011 10:25:22 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, June 14, 2011 - Ontario's Environmental Commissioner says the province's energy regulator is putting up barriers to increased energy conservation. This is just one of the conclusions from his Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report - 2010 (Volume One), Managing a Complex Energy System, released today. "The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) plays a valuable role in protecting consumer interests, but this traditional regulatory function is in c...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Volume One of 2010 energy conservation report

Published Tue, 7 Jun 2011 09:11:36 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release his 2010 energy conservation report, Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report - 2010 (Volume One), Managing a Complex Energy System. The report reviews policy developments, highlights concerns with the current policy agenda and provides recommendations for energy conservation in Ontario. WHAT: Release of the Environmental Commissioner's Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report - 2010 (...... Click here to read this release



DISCOURS - Gord Miller, Commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario Rapport annuel sur les gaz à effet de serre - Assumer les responsabilités : créer des occasions.

Published Tue, 31 May 2011 10:32:49 EST Read More

DISCOURS Gord Miller, Commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario Rapport annuel sur les gaz à effet de serre - Assumer les responsabilités : créer des occasions. Studio des médias de l'Assemblée législative, Queen's Park Le mercredi 31 mai 2011 à 10h 00 Priorité au discours anglais prononcé Conformément à mes obligations légales décrites dans la Charte des droits environnementaux de 1993, je publie aujourd'hui mon troisième Rapport annuel sur le...... Click here to read this release



REMARKS - Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2011 Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report

Published Tue, 31 May 2011 10:18:36 EST Read More

REMARKS Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2011 Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report Legislative Media Studio, Queen's Park 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, May 31, 2011 Check Against Delivery Pursuant to my legislative obligation in the Environmental Bill of Rights, today I am releasing my 3rd Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report, entitled "Meeting Responsibilities: Creating Opportunities." I think it is significant that this report is coming out at ...... Click here to read this release



More Work Needed if Ontario to Meet Climate Change Responsibilities

Published Tue, 31 May 2011 10:05:29 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, 31 May, 2011 - The Ontario government will not, with its current programs, meet its targets for reducing greenhouse gases (GHGs). This is one conclusion from the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario's 2011 Greenhouse Gas Progress Report, released today. "Recently released federal government data indicate that Ontario's GHG emissions in 2009 were at the levels the government wants to achieve by 2014," Miller says. "While the drop in GHGs is encouraging,...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release third Annual Greenhouse Gas report

Published Wed, 25 May 2011 07:22:28 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release his 2011 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Report, Meeting Responsibilities: Creating Opportunities. This third GHG report focuses on Ontario’s progress in meeting its GHG targets and makes recommendations for improvements. WHAT: Release of the Environmental Commissioner’s Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report 2011: Meeting Responsibilities: Creating Opportunities. WHO: Gord Miller, Environme...... Click here to read this release



Ne laissez pas les propriétaires sans ressource

Published Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:50:45 EST Read More

Toronto, le 30 novembre 2010 – Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario (CEO) dit que la province devrait continuer d’offrir un programme d’améliorations énergétiques domiciliaires. Dans son rapport Repenser l'économie d'énergie en Ontario – Résultats, M. Gord Miller indique que le Programme d'économie d'énergie domiciliaire de l'Ontario (PEEDO) ne prendra plus de nouvelles demandes dès la fin du mois de mars 2011. Le programme fédéral écoÉNERGIE Rénovat...... Click here to read this release



Corriger les programmes pour accumuler les économies d’énergie

Published Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:45:59 EST Read More

Toronto, le 30 novembre 2010 – Le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario (CEO) dit que le gouvernement a besoin d’apporter des améliorations à ses programmes d’économie d’énergie s’il souhaite atteindre ses nouvelles cibles audacieuses de réduction de l’électricité. Lorsque M. Gord Miller publie le rapport Repenser l'économie d'énergie en Ontario – Résultats, il signale qu’il faudra agir avec force si le gouvernement souhaite atteindre les nouvelles c...... Click here to read this release



Don’t Leave Homeowners Out In the Cold

Published Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:42:28 EST Read More

Media Release Toronto, November 30th, 2010 – The province’s Environmental Commissioner says Ontario should continue to have a home-energy retrofit program. In his report Rethinking Energy Conservation in Ontario – Results, Gord Miller warned the Ontario Home Energy Savings Program (HESP) will stop taking new applications at the end of March, 2011. The federal ecoENERGY – Retrofit Homes program, which provides matching funds, has already stopped accepting new ap...... Click here to read this release



Fix Conservation Programs to Secure Energy Savings

Published Tue, 30 Nov 2010 10:39:13 EST Read More

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安省環保專員的節約能源報告 將於2010年11月30日發表

Published Fri, 26 Nov 2010 11:23:41 EST Read More

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Le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario publiera le Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés à l'économie d'énergie le 30 novembre 2010

Published Fri, 26 Nov 2010 11:01:16 EST Read More

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Ontario Environmental Commissioner to release Energy Conservation Report on November 30, 2010

Published Fri, 26 Nov 2010 09:51:34 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario will release Rethinking Energy Conservation in Ontario – Results: Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report 2009 (Volume 2) on Tuesday November 30, 2010 and will be available online at http://www.eco.on.ca/eng/ starting at 10:00 a.m. The Report will comment on energy conservation initiatives, assesses the energy savings that have been achieved and measures progress on ta...... Click here to read this release



Besoin d’examens sur les grandes installations au gaz naturel

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:50:06 EST Read More

Pour diffusion immédiate Besoin d’examens sur les grandes installations au gaz naturel Toronto, le 22 septembre 2010 – « Le gouvernement de l’Ontario doit arrêter de bloquer les examens environnementaux stricts sur les grandes installations au gaz naturel », indique M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario, dans son rapport annuel de 2009-2010 publié aujourd’hui. « Au fur et à mesure que nous éliminons graduellement l’utilis...... Click here to read this release



Le commissaire à l’environnement publie son rapport annuel de 2009-2010

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:21:59 EST Read More

Pour diffusion immédiate Toronto, le 22 septembre 2010 – « Le gouvernement ne respecte pas ses promesses environnementales », dit M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l’environnement de l’Ontario. « Ce gouvernement s’enorgueillit, et avec raison, des progrès qu’il a accomplis en adoptant une loi pour protéger l’environnement », précise M. Miller, « mais les gestes qu’il pose sur le terrain mine souvent ces progrès. » Dans son rapport annuel de 2009 2010 ...... Click here to read this release



More scrutiny needed for large natural gas plants

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 12:04:22 EST Read More

For Immediate Release More scrutiny needed for large natural gas plants Toronto, September 22, 2010 - The Ontario government must stop blocking tougher environmental scrutiny of large natural gas power plants, says Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Gord Miller in his 2009/2010 annual report released today. "As we phase-out the use of coal, natural gas - including some very large plants - will play an important role in meeting our energy requirements," says Mi...... Click here to read this release



Lack of Mining Oversight Jeopardizes the Far North

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:50:31 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Lack of Mining Oversight Jeopardizes the Far North Toronto, 22 September 2010 – The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario says mining service companies are using claim staking, exploration, and related activities to circumvent the government’s promise to protect half the boreal forest in the Far North. In his 2009/2010 annual report released today, Gord Miller says this is putting the fragile environment of northern Ontario at risk. Last y...... Click here to read this release



Province’s air quality standards are not airtight

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:41:17 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Province’s air quality standards are not airtight Toronto, 22 September 2010 – A recent change to Ontario’s air pollution regulation allows the government to exempt whole sectors of industry from tougher provincial air quality standards, says Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario in his 2009/2010 annual report released today. Depending on how the Ministry of the Environment uses its new powers, the Commissioner says the...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario releases 2009/2010 Annual Report - Refining Conservation

Published Wed, 22 Sep 2010 11:02:14 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Environmental Commissioner releases 2009/2010 Annual Report Toronto, September 22 2010 – The government is failing to follow through on all of its environmental promises, says Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller. “This government rightly prides itself on the progress it has made in passing legislation to protect the environment,” says Miller, “but actions on the ground often undermine it.” In his 2009/2010 Annual Report released t...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2010 Annual Report - Redefining Conservation

Published Mon, 20 Sep 2010 17:27:52 EST Read More

Media Advisory Media conference and webcast on September 22, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. (September 16, 2010, Toronto) The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, will release his 2009/2010 Annual Report at September 22nd, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. Copies of the report, Redefining Conservation, will be available an hour earlier at www.eco.on.ca , or for accredited media at the Legislative Press Gallery, in Room 387A of the...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2010 Annual Report

Published Thu, 16 Sep 2010 13:12:22 EST Read More

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release 2010 Annual Report Toronto, Thursday September 16 , 2010 – The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Gord Miller, will release his 2009/2010 Annual Report at 10:00 am on September 22nd, 2010. Copies of the report, Redefining Conservation, will be available an hour earlier on-line at www.eco.on.ca, or at the Legislative Press Gallery, in room 387A of the Ontario Legislature. Commissioner Miller will hold a news conference at...... Click here to read this release



Gloom lifted on solar prices: OPA listens and responds to applicants with its decision on the microFIT rate

Published Fri, 13 Aug 2010 15:03:20 EST Read More

Gloom lifted on solar prices: OPA listens and responds to applicants with its decision on the microFIT rate On August 13th, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) released its much anticipated decision on the proposed price cut to Ontario's renewable energy feed-in tariff ("microFIT") for ground-mounted solar installations that are less than 10 kilowatts (kW) in capacity. The new rate will be 64.2 cents per kilowatt-hour (¢/kWh) and will be applied to those who submitted applications as...... Click here to read this release



Le secteur ontarien de l’énergie solaire souffre des incertitudes liées au micro-programme de TRG, prévient le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario

Published Wed, 21 Jul 2010 10:26:46 EST Read More

Pour publication immédiate Le secteur ontarien de l’énergie solaire souffre des incertitudes liées au micro-programme de TRG, prévient le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario "L'Office de l'électricité de l'Ontario (OEO) doit divulguer en entier les hypothèses financières dont il dispose pour justifier les coupures du micro-programme de tarif de rachat garanti (TRG) de l’Ontario pour l’énergie renouvelable", dit M. Gord Miller, le commissaire à l...... Click here to read this release



Ontario’s solar sector being harmed by uncertainty around microFIT, warns Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

Published Wed, 21 Jul 2010 09:41:51 EST Read More

For immediate release Ontario’s solar sector being harmed by uncertainty around microFIT, warns Environmental Commissioner of Ontario The Ontario Power Authority (OPA) must fully disclose the financial assumptions it used to justify the price cut to Ontario’s renewable energy feed-in tariff ("microFIT") program, says Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. “People will lose confidence in Ontario’s commitment to green energy,” he warned. “We need ...... Click here to read this release



Publication du Rapport annuel sur les progrès liés aux gaz à effet de serre du commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario

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Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report

Published Wed, 26 May 2010 11:21:31 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Environment, Transportation, Renewable Energy, Political Reporters and Editors Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to release Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, will release his annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report on Monday, May 31. Entitled Broadening Ontario’s Climate Change Policy Agenda, the paper will lay out additional strategic policy options for the province to review to redu...... Click here to read this release



Économie d'énergie - Les occasions d'un grand programme à finir

Published Mon, 3 May 2010 10:53:47 EST Read More

Pour diffusion immédiate Économie d'énergie - Les occasions d'un grand programme à finir Queen's Park, le 3 mai 2010 - L'Ontario a besoin d'élaborer une stratégie exhaustive d'économie d'énergie avec la participation du public pour guider les activités en la matière et en mesurer les progrès. Il s'agit de l'une des conclusions du rapport que Gord Miller, le commissaire à l'environnement de l'Ontario, a déposé aujourd'hui à l'Assemblée législative de l'Ontario...... Click here to read this release



Energy Conservation - The Opportunities in a Large and Unfinished Agenda

Published Mon, 3 May 2010 10:49:17 EST Read More

For Immediate Release Energy Conservation - The Opportunities in a Large and Unfinished Agenda Queens's Park, May 3, 2010 - Ontario needs a comprehensive energy conservation strategy developed with public participation, to guide energy conservation activity and measure progress. This is one of the conclusions in the report tabled by Gord Miller, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), before the Ontari...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to report on province's energy conservation performance

Published Wed, 28 Apr 2010 13:07:51 EST Read More

Media Advisory Attn: Local, Environmental, Energy and Political Reporters and Editors Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to report on province's energy conservation performance Environmental Commissioner releases Annual Energy Conservation Progress Report Volume One - an analysis of progress on energy conservation activities in the province. WHEN: Monday, May 3, 2010 10:00 am WHERE: Queen's Park Media Studio - Ontario Legislature - Main Floor We...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario wants your stories about energy conservation successes and failures

Published Wed, 7 Apr 2010 14:12:40 EST Read More

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario wants your stories about energy conservation successes and failures New website invites feedback on barriers and incentives (Toronto, April 7, 2010) Gord Miller, Ontario's Environment Commissioner wants to learn more about the barriers and incentives you've experienced when conserving energy in Ontario. He's created a new website at www.ontarioenergyconservation.ca for Ontarians to report their pleasure or frustration with energy conser...... Click here to read this release



Ontario Not On Track to Meet Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets

Published Tue, 8 Dec 2009 10:22:25 EST Read More

Media Release Ontario Not On Track to Meet Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets (Tuesday, December 8, 2009, Toronto - The Ontario government's plan to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions does not have the tools necessary to meet its GHG emission targets. The government is projecting that it will fall short of its goals, even though the future reductions projected by the government are based on an assumption that all initiatives will be implemented 100 per cent successfully. ...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario releases Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report 2008/2009

Published Wed, 2 Dec 2009 11:45:29 EST Read More

Media Advisory Environmental Commissioner of Ontario releases Annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report 2008/2009 WHEN: Tuesday, December 8, 2009 10:00 am WHERE: Queen's Park Media Studio WHAT: The Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller, will submit to the Legislative Assembly a review of the progress of activities in Ontario to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Commissioner’s report includes a review of the “Climate Change Action Plan Ann...... Click here to read this release



Environmental Commissioner of Ontario assesses province's Climate Change Action Plan

Published Wed, 10 Dec 2008 13:48:49 EST Read More

Media Release For Immediate Release Progress in a Climate of Change: Measuring the success of the government's climate change commitments (Queen's Park, December 10, 2008) "It is critical that, in these challenging economic times, we refuse to compromise on our commitments to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction," said Gord Miller, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), today upon the release of his Special Report to the Legislature, Progress in a Climate of Change. The...... Click here to read this release



Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan: Environmental Commissioner responds

Published Wed, 10 Dec 2008 09:37:14 EST Read More

Media Advisory The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario responds to the Government of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan Web-based Media Briefing 1:30pm, December 10, 2008 (duration 30 minutes) The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is obligated to respond to “Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan: Creating our Sustainable Future Annual Report 2007-2008,” to be released by the Minister of Environment of Ontario, John Gerretsen, on behalf of the Onta...... Click here to read this release



Release of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2007/2008 Annual Report - Getting to K(NO)W

Published Fri, 17 Oct 2008 14:59:09 EST Read More

Media Advisory For Immediate Release Release of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario 2007/2008 Annual Report - Getting to K(NO)W There are two parts to the release of the Environmental Commissioners Report - a Media Conference at the Queen's Park Media Studio followed by Web-based Briefing session. Queen's Park Media Conference 1:00 pm, October 21, 2008 Note: • The full text of the Annual Report and four background documents (Our Un...... Click here to read this release