Windfall 2013 News Archives

Global temperatures continue to rise

U.S scientists stated November was the warmest on record

Hot spots include Eurasia, Central American and the Indian Ocean

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the average global temperature, for water and land surfaces combined, was 56.6 degrees (13.7 Celsius). That's 1.4 degrees (0.78 degrees Celsius) above the 20th-century average. It was also the 345th straight month with above-average temperatures. That's almost 29 years.

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Increase your fleets fuel efficiency

Fleetcarma has released a free e-book

Learn the effects of driver behaviour on your fleets budget

The driver behavior ebook explores the impact of driver behavior on the fuel economy of vehicles within your fleet. The ebook quantifies the impact of different aspects of driver behavior such as aggressive acceleration, braking, and idling. The ebook also investigates the impact of driver behavior on the fuel efficiency and operating costs of plug-in vehicles.

Download the e-book

Knowledge is power

World Bank is offering a free climate change course

Learn why a 4 degree warmer world must be avoided

This analysis presents the likely impacts of a 4-degree warming trajectory and stresses the need for decision makers and communities to take a firm look at their adaptation choices, while signaling the urgency for mitigation action. Participants will also be introduced to the risks of triggering non-linearity, and tipping elements like the disintegration of the West Antarctic ice sheet and large-scale Amazon dieback.

Take the climate change course

Home Assistance Program

Free energy audit and energy efficiency upgrades

Veridian Connections, Oshawa PUC & Whitby Hydro Customers

The Ontario Power Authority and local electric utilities have joined together under the Home Assistance Program. This is a FREE program designed to help income-eligible Ontario homeowners, tenants and social and/or assisted housing providers improve the energy efficiency of their homes or buildings.

Home Assistance Program

Home Weatherization Program

Free energy efficiency upgrades

Open to Durham Region low-income Enbridge customers

The Home Weatherization Retrofit Program is designed to make your home more energy-efficient and reduce your energy bills at no cost to you. Participation is entirely voluntary and free of charge.

Home Weatherization Program

Community Energy Conservation Program

Incentives for home renovations

Open to York Region Enbridge customers

Windfall Centre and Enbridge are working together to deliver this energy efficiency program to existing homes in York Region.

This program helps reduce the amount of energy consumption, while also helping homeowners receive incentives for their completed renovations.

Community Energy Conservation Program