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David is the CEO and Founder of IndEco.

Seven good things, and six bad things about Ontario’s new climate plan

Today, Ontario released it's environment plan Preserving and protection our environment for future generations: A made-in-Ontario environment plan. Within that plan is Ontario's new climate change plan. On the climate change front, there is good news and bad news. The good news there’s not a denial of climate change (sad that this qualifies as good [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:35:37+00:00Nov 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Health benefits of a low-carbon future in Toronto

In 2007, Toronto adopted the target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions across Toronto by 80% by the year 2050, relative to 1990 levels. This report provides input to TransformTO, a project lead by the City of Toronto Environment and Energy Division and the Toronto Atmospheric Fund to identify a path that will lead Toronto to [...]

By |2018-10-09T13:08:37+00:00Jun 29th, 2016|Home, Ideas|0 Comments

Stepping up to the Conservation First challenge

Ontario's new "Conservation First" framework – unveiled at this year's Electricity Distributors Association AGM – tasks distribution companies with achieving seven terawatt hours of energy savings in 2015-2020. Distributors are committed to helping their customers use electricity more efficiently, and generally welcome targets that are both achievable and aggressive, and accompanied by appropriate resources. Distributors [...]

By |2017-05-07T11:30:31+00:00Aug 22nd, 2014|Associations, Home, Ideas|0 Comments

LDCs may get big lost revenue claims, even if behind on CDM targets

You may be entitled to a significant claim for lost revenues, even if you are behind on your CDM targets Depending on how your local distribution company (LDC) has incorporated projected reductions in energy use from conservation and demand management (CDM) programs into your load forecast (if you did), you may still be entitled to [...]

By |2017-05-22T16:17:48+00:00Apr 4th, 2013|Ideas|0 Comments

City of Barrie corporate energy management plan

IndEco worked with the City of Barrie in 2011 to develop a six-year Corporate energy management plan, in compliance with Regulation 397/11 of the Green Energy Act (2009). The plan included a baseline assessment of energy use, targets for reducing energy use, and technological actions to achieve targets. We calculated a 43% internal rate [...]

By |2017-05-08T12:17:42+00:00Mar 13th, 2013|Ideas|0 Comments

Smart grid consumer engagement

Smart grid technologies offer exciting possibilities for electricity system stakeholders. For electric utilities and electricity system operators, they provide tools to address peak demand, to improve system reliability, and to manage distributed generation and energy storage technologies. For consumers, smart grid technologies can provide new opportunities to manage electricity use, to control bills, and to [...]

By |2017-05-05T12:28:24+00:00Feb 6th, 2013|Ideas, Utilities|0 Comments

Road to health: Improving walking and cycling in Toronto

Land use and transportation systems are closely linked to Torontonians' low levels of daily physical activity, and increasing levels of chronic disease. Active transportation is at the forefront of efforts to design healthier communities and transportation. Toronto Public Health retained IndEco to review the literature on active transportation, gather and analyze Toronto-specific data, quantify the [...]

By |2017-11-16T11:33:15+00:00Apr 24th, 2012|Ideas|0 Comments

IndEco and partners save more than 400 million litres of water in York Region in 2009

Water use efficiency is an essential part of York Region's Long Term Strategy. As a rapidly growing municipality, water availability and cost is a growing concern to York Region. Costs and environmental impact can be reduced if water can be conserved and used more efficiently. To help York Region continue with its award winning Water [...]

By |2017-05-17T10:47:42+00:00Apr 14th, 2010|News|0 Comments

Employment associated with conservation in Ontario

This report contains two major assessment components. The first of these is a literature review of recent reports on employment resulting or expecting to result from energy conservation. This discussion includes an analysis of six recently issued reports. The methodologies of each of these reports are discussed and critically analysed. Information and insight gathered from [...]

By |2018-02-26T12:08:33+00:00Mar 16th, 2009|Ideas|0 Comments