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Gord Miller
The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario is the province's independent environmental watchdog. Appointed by the Legislative Assembly, the ECO is tasked with monitoring and reporting on compliance with the Environmental Bill of Rights, and the government's success in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and in achieving greater energy conservation in Ontario.

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Biochar and Biocoal – Valuable residues of energy production

- 2014-03-27

The Commissioner is at the GLOBE Conference, checking out some innovative new technologies. The BC energy company Diacarbon Energy Inc uses an energy-producing process called pyrolysis to convert wood biomass from …

LED Roadway Lighting

- 2014-03-26

This week, the Commissioner is at the GLOBE Conference for Business and Environment, checking out some innovative new technologies. In this video, he showcases a streetlight using energy efficient and environmentally …

Is Ontario’s Energy System Resilient to Natural Gas Price Swings?

- 2014-03-21

It’s been a long, cold winter. As the mercury has dipped, we’ve needed to use more energy to heat our buildings. In Ontario, natural gas is the dominant energy source for heating. Our major gas distributors (Union …

Recent Reports

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2012/2013 Annual Report: Serving the Public Special Report, Nov. 2013

The Environmental Bill of Rights at 20:
Your Environment, Your Rights

2012/2013 Annual Report: Serving the Public

A Review of Ontario's Weakened Protections for Species at Risk (Special Report, Nov. 2013)

Recent Videos

Overall Benefits for Ontario's Species at Risk?

Laying Siege to the Last Line of Defence - An Overview

Undermining the role of Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources

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