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Carbon Pulse is an online service dedicated to providing in-depth news and intelligence about carbon pricing initiatives and climate change policies around the world. Our coverage focuses mainly on carbon markets and other methods of using taxes and market-based mechanisms to cut greenhouse gas output. We have a strong track record of breaking key stories, which often move markets and inform policy development worldwide.
The Clean Economy Alliance is a group of nearly 100 organizations representing a broad cross-section of Ontarians that have united to support the province of Ontario in showing leadership in addressing the crucial issue of climate change.
The Alliance includes prominent Ontario businesses, industry associations, clean tech companies, labour unions, farmers’ groups, health advocates, and environmental organizations.
Alliance members united in April 2015 in support of the Ontario government’s commitment to put a price on carbon pollution and develop a climate change strategy and action plan. Reducing pollution is the right thing to do and it’s also a smart thing to do. Efforts to cut carbon pollution will lead to cleaner air, improved personal and public health, new jobs, and new markets and opportunities for Ontario-based businesses in the global clean economy.
The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) is the national forum and voice of the evolving electricity business in Canada. It’s mission is to be the national voice for safe, secure and sustainable electricity for all Canadians, and provides its members with value-added products and services to advance the strategic interests of Canada’s electricity industry.
CEA members generate, transmit and distribute electrical energy to industrial, commercial, residential and institutional customers across Canada every day. Members include integrated electric utilities, independent power producers, transmission and distribution companies, power marketers and the manufacturers and suppliers of materials, technology and services that keep the industry running smoothly.
APPrO is a non-profit organization representing more than 100 companies involved in the generation of electricity in Ontario, including generators and suppliers of services, equipment and consulting services. APPrO members produce power from co-generation, hydro-electric, gas, coal, nuclear, wind energy, waste wood and other sources. APPrO focuses 100% on the business issues of power producers in Ontario.
For the first 17 years of its operation, the organization was known as IPPSO, the Independent Power Producers’ Society of Ontario. In 2002, when Ontario’s electricity market was officially opened to competition, the organization began a process in which it broadened its scope to include more generators, and changed its name to APPrO, the Association of Power Producers of Ontario.
The American Carbon Registry (ACR), a nonprofit enterprise of Winrock International, was founded in 1996 as the first private voluntary greenhouse gas registry in the world. A mission-driven institution named for philanthropist Winthrop Rockefeller, Winrock believes that climate change will have a profound impact on the poorest populations around the world and that markets are the most effective path to mobilize actions to reduce emissions.
Winrock operates ACR to create confidence in the environmental and scientific integrity of carbon offsets in order to accelerate transformational emission reduction actions. As a pioneer in harnessing the power of markets to improve the environment, ACR has set the bar for offset quality that is the market standard today and continues to lead market innovations.
For more than a century, the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) has been the independent, non-partisan voice of Ontario business. Our mission is to support economic growth in Ontario by defending business priorities at Queen’s Park on behalf of our network’s diverse 60,000 members.
From innovative SMEs to established multi-national corporations and industry associations, the OCC is committed to working with our members to improve business competitiveness across all sectors. We represent local chambers of commerce and boards of trade in over 135 communities across Ontario, steering public policy conversations provincially and within local communities. Through our focused programs and services, we enable companies to grow at home and in export markets.
ClearBlue Markets is a leading carbon company that has pioneered the carbon markets since 2000. The ClearBlue team has unmatched practical experience in all aspects of Cap & Trade carbon markets, ranging from policy through to compliance management, trading and offset development. With this singular market focus, ClearBlue is devoted to providing integrated and cutting edge solutions to capture and manage carbon value.
The International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) is a nonprofit business organization created in June 1999 to establish a functional international framework for trading in greenhouse gas emission reductions.
Our membership includes leading international companies from across the carbon trading cycle. IETA members seek to develop an emissions trading regime that results in real and verifiable greenhouse gas emission reductions, while balancing economic efficiency with environmental integrity and social equity.
The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA) is the country’s leading independent advocate promoting the economic and environmental benefits of energy efficiency. The not-for-profit works with the federal and provincial governments, and stakeholders, to ensure energy efficiency is a priority for all sectors of the economy. By monitoring, examining and developing energy efficient public policy ideas, programs and standards, CEEA is an effective resource for policy makers, businesses, consumers, energy companies and environmental groups.
The Pembina Institute is working to solve today’s greatest energy challenges — reducing the harmful impacts of fossil fuels while supporting the transition to an energy system that is clean, safe and sustains a high quality of life. We provide our expertise to industry and government leaders, and we advocate for a strong, science-based approach to policy, regulation, environmental protection and energy development.
The Ontario Mining Association (OMA) was established in 1920 to represent the mining industry of the province and is one of the longest serving trade organizations in Canada. We have a long history of working constructively with governments and communities of interest to build consensus on issues that matter to our industry and to the people of this province.
The Industrial Gas Users Association, (IGUA) has become the recognized voice representing industrial firms who use natural gas in Ontario and Quebec. IGUA’s team of experts has experince at the provincial and national levels and works diligently to ensure that your interests are safeguarded and no undue costs are allocated to your tolls.