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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?  

Current Restrictions Vs. Future Discretion of Municipal Investments

Posted: March 07, 2017
Tagged As: Asset Management, Investments, Legislation & Regulation

Can municipal investment income generated from diversified portfolios provide a new source of funding for Ontario's infrastructure deficit?  Discover how current restrictions limit municipalities from earning greater returns on their investments and how that might change in the near future.

Putting Anxieties around Outdoor Lighting Back into Context

Posted: February 28, 2017
Tagged As: Blue Light, CCT, LED, Public Health, Streetlights

Recent media reports have raised concerns about perceived health effects of Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) of lighting, but these issues are neither new, nor restricted to LED technology.  Put your anxieties to rest with some context about Blue Light.

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.

Does the 8% Rebate for Ontario Electricity Consumers Include My Municipality?

Posted: January 31, 2017
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy Planning

In September 2016 the Ontario Government committed to introduce legislation that would provide an electricity rebate for Ontario consumers that is equal to the provincial portion of the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). But exactly which electricity accounts are captured under this initiative? What is a consumer, and does this include municipal accounts?

Looking to the past to find clarity in the future

Posted: January 24, 2017
Tagged As: About LAS

Welcome back!  With intentional purpose, LAS is relaunching its blog to coincide with a new mobile friendly website and two new services to boot.  We hope you find the new site easy to use and the content provides you with precisely the information you’re looking for. 
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