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Turning Radishes and Rutabagas into Revenues

Posted: September 13, 2017
Tagged As: Energy, GHG Emissions, Natural Gas, Waste Management

Renewable Natural Gas provides an environmentally responsible solution to diverting organic waste from landfill while producing stable, clean, renewable fuel to heat buildings and fuel vehicle fleets. Discover how municipalities across Canada are making use of RNG and what opportunities might exist for you municipality.

EV Charging 101

Posted: August 09, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, Electric Vehicles, Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Fleet Management, GHG Emissions

If you are purchasing an electric vehicle, be it for personal use or for your municipal fleet, there's a few key pieces of information you ought to know about.  Get up to speed on need to know information about electric vehicle charging.

Program Spotlight: The LAS Recreational Facility LED Lighting Service

Posted: July 05, 2017
Tagged As: Energy, Energy Planning, GHG Emissions, LAS Programming, LED, Recreational Lighting

LED technology is at a point where it can be used in almost any application.  If your municipality is looking for ways to reduce electricity consumption and operational costs, consider the business case for an LED lighting upgrade from LAS. 

The Cost of Going Electric

Posted: June 14, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, Climate Change, Electric Vehicles, Electricity, Energy, Fleet Management, GHG Emissions

While the environmental benefits of electric vehicles (EV) are clear, the financial considerations surrounding their purchase can be a little hazy.  Explore the up front and ongoing financial considerations in buying an EV and their impact on municipal fleets. 

The Electric Vehicle Renaissance Has Begun

Posted: March 28, 2017
Tagged As: Climate Change, Electric Vehicles, Fleet Management, GHG Emissions

Once fettered by high costs, low speeds, and short distance ranges due to limited breakthroughs in battery-powered storage capacity, there is now a renewal of interest in EVs.  Learn more about available incentives for EVs and charging stations as Ontario moves towards a low carbon economy.

The Cost of Ontario’s Cap-and-Trade Program on Your Energy Bill

Posted: March 14, 2017
Tagged As: Cap and Trade, Climate Change, Electricity, Fossil Fuels, GHG Emissions, Legislation & Regulation, Natural Gas

The cost of business went up for the energy sector on January 1, 2017, and consumers, including municipalities, are going to pay for it.  But where will you see these increases, and how more should you expect to pay?  

PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT: LAS' Fleet Management Service is Leading the Charge!

Posted: February 21, 2017
Tagged As: Climate Change, Electric Vehicles, Fleet Management, GHG Emissions, LAS Programming

Transportation in the municipal sector contributes up to 35% (2013) of Canada’s Greenhouse gas emissions – more than the Buildings, Electricity, and Agriculture sectors combined!  Discover how LAS' new Fleet Management service helps tackle this issue as it strives to become the Canadian leader in the deployment of low-carbon and zero-emission transportation.  
 

How Can LAS Best Support Ontario Municipalities Moving Forward?

Posted: February 16, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, Climate Change, GHG Emissions, LAS Programming

In January LAS hosted two focus group sessions at the ROMA conference in Toronto to uncover the biggest challenges facing rural Ontario.  Learn what came out of those sessions and the process that that lies ahead as LAS searches for solutions to these challenges.

An Introduction to Cap-and-Trade and its Impact on Ontario Municipalities

Posted: February 07, 2017
Tagged As: Cap and Trade, GHG Emissions

Ontario’s cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions came into effect January 1st, 2017. With many municipalities raising concerns about increasing energy costs and the impact on their communities, it is a good time to take stock of what the program means for Ontario municipalities.