"Ontario’s nuclear plan raises questions about what is “clean” energy and the need for open, evidence-based decision-making around net-zero pathways. In December, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced it will work with GE Hitachi to develop a new 300MW nuclear power reactor at the provincially owned utility’s Darlington site. The news was presented as an endorsement of a […]
The Ontario Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO) Annual Planning Outlook report released last week contains some very bad news for Ontarians in terms of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, air quality, and future electricity costs. The directions laid out in the report also present major challenges to the federal’s government’s plans to move the electricity sector […]
The Doug Ford government’s highway-focussed, developer-friendly approach to planning seems to be going far beyond even the Harris government’s imagination 25 years ago. Read the full article by Mark Winfield here.
Until the June 2018 provincial election, Ontario had a relatively comprehensive strategy around climate change. Read the full article by Mark Winfield here.
The outcome of the recent federal election — a Liberal minority dependent on the NDP or Bloc Québécois for support — has been widely seen as having a “Groundhog Day” aspect to it. It left the composition of Parliament very much as it was before, reinforcing questions about the necessity of the election in the […]
The Hill Times, Canada's Politics and Government Newspaper By Mark Winfield and Sumeet Sooch June 16, 2021 Full article can be viewed here. Sumeet Sooch's Master's Paper can be viewed here.
Ontario Creates ‘Innovation Wasteland’ with Latest Renewables Rollback, Critic Warns
The Ontario government's proposal to build a highway through the northwest of the Greater Toronto Area could cause a cascade of environmental and health problems for people living in the region and beyond, according to several experts and residents. "If you were trying ... to make the greenhouse gas emission problem worse, this would be […]
Watch: SEI Co-Chair Mark Winfield speaks to House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development on the Enforcement of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act.