Environmental Commissioner of Ontario

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Under the Environmental Bill of Rights, Ontarians have a right to know about — and have a say in — government decisions that affect the environment.

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We report on compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights, and Ontario’s progress on climate change, energy conservation, and other environmental issues.

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The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) is an independent officer of the Legislature who reports on government progress on climate change, energy and other environmental issues. The ECO is the province’s environmental watchdog and champion of Ontarians’ environmental rights.

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Investment in conservation still the way to go for Ontario

Our latest energy conservation report, Every Joule Counts, highlights that investment in energy conservation remains the cheapest form of energy in the province. Thanks in part to conservation, Ontario has been able to grow its ...

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Have your say on proposed changes to the Ontario Building Code

Did you know that buildings, and the energy they consume, account for almost 25% of Ontario’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution? This is in part because many existing buildings were built before energy efficiency was ...

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