Environment and energy
How Ontario manages and protects plants, animals, land, lakes and rivers, forests and other ecosystems.
All about Ontario’s forests, Crown timber resources and the forest sector.
Municipalities own — or have water supplied to them — through various types of drinking water systems. The provincial government regulates these systems to ensure water safety and quality.
Once a vehicle reaches a certain age, you need an emissions test before you can renew your registration and licence plates.
Find daily air quality index readings and the Smog Alert Network.
Different types of environmental assessments (EA), such as an individual, streamlined, or Class EA ensure potential environmental effects are considered before a project begins.
An environmental approval or registration sets out rules of operation for activities that release pollutants or waste into air, land or water.
Ministry of the Environment scientific data and research results can be searched on an interactive map.
How climate change affects Ontario's natural resources and the actions the province is taking to fight it.
Information on cleaning up and redeveloping contaminated and underused industrial and commercial properties.
Read more about what actions the Ontario government, along with many partners, is taking to protect and restore the Great Lakes.
How to cut energy consumption at home and save with coupons and incentives.
A 10% rebate on electricity bills to help families, farms and small businesses transition to a cleaner, modern power supply.
Learn about the plan to create and maintain a reliable, efficient and clean power supply for our homes, hospitals, schools and businesses.
Information on renewable energy, conservation and clean jobs in Ontario.
About Ontario’s supply mix: renewables (wind, solar, bioenergy), natural gas and nuclear energy.