Toronto, Ontario Renewable Energy Program
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Toronto and Region Conservation Authority
Society’s use of energy is one of the most significant factors contributing to climate change. According to the National Round Table on Environment and Energy (NRTEE), to address the impact of energy on climate change, we need to look at two key areas: how we use energy; and how we produce energy. The Renewable Energy Program addresses this latter issue.
We are currently pursuing four major initiatives in support of transforming the market for renewable energy technologies:
1. The Energy Trail at Kortright provides one of the largest renewable energy demonstrations, training and education programs in Canada. Click here for more information.
2. The Renewable Energy Road Map is a project to identify the most strategic actions needed to move the market for renewable energy technologies. Click here for more information.
3. The Renewable Energy Business Case is a project to articulate, in simple terms, the business case for specific renewable technologies and target audiences. For more information, download Proposal Business case for renewable energy technologies - 27K.
4. The Underground Thermal Energy Storage (UTES) Study: Toronto and Region Conservation and our partners are planning to look at the technical potential for Aquifer Thermal Energy Storage (ATES) and Borehole Thermal Energy Storage (BTES) in the GTA in 2009. On July 30, 2008 TRCA hosted a presentation on UTES.