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Available Expert - Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Queen's University energy policy expert Warren Mabee is available to comment on the Climate Change Action Plan, unveiled today by the Ontario Government. The plan calls for an investment of $5.9 billion to $8.3 billion over the next five years to offer rebates for green home renovations, as well as incentives to purchase more efficient or electric vehicles. The plan also calls for a mandatory energy audit for home sales, and investments in electric vehicle infrastructure. The government's goal is to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 15 per cent from 1990 levels by 2020, by 37 per cent in 2030 and by 80 per cent in 2050.

"With their new climate action plan, Ontario’s Liberals have outlined a broad-based range of measures to combat emissions," says Dr. Mabee. "Whether they succeed or not depends on how they are put into practice."

Dr. Mabee is the Canada Research Chair in Renewable Energy Development and Implementation and the director of the Queen's Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy (QIEEP). His research focus includes renewable energy policy as well as policies and technologies related to the environment and energy,

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