Environment and energy
Learn more about how Ontario protects and restores wildlife and the environment. Includes information on climate change.
How we manage and protect plants, animals, land, water, forests and other ecosystems.
What you need to know before hunting and fishing in the province.
How climate change affects our natural resources and the actions we take to protect them.
Information about Ontario's forests, Crown timber resources and the forest sector.
Find daily air quality index readings and the Smog Alert Network.
Power and electricity
Learn where your electricity comes from. Ontario is powered by renewables (wind, solar, bioenergy), natural gas and nuclear energy.
How smart meters and time-of-use pricing work.
A 10% rebate on electricity bills to help families, farms and small businesses cover their energy costs.
Helps certain remote First Nation communities prepare for connection to province's power grid.
Information on renewable energy, conservation and jobs in the green energy sector.
Learn about our plan to create and maintain a reliable, efficient and clean power supply for the province.
Reduce energy consumption at home and save with coupons and incentives.
Municipalities either own, or have water supplied, through various types of drinking water systems. We regulate these systems to ensure water safety and quality.
Read more about what actions we take with our partners to protect and restore the Great Lakes.
Information on cleaning and repurposing former industrial or commercial properties.
Learn about the different types of environmental assessments you need to complete before starting an infrastructure or building project.
How businesses can register or get environmental approvals for activities that release pollution into the environment. This also includes disposing of, storing or transporting waste.
Toxics and pesticides
Rules and guidelines for managing hazardous and liquid industrial wastes and how to register as a generator by using the Hazardous Waste Information Network (HWIN).
Information about pesticide licenses, pesticides training, and classification of pesticides.
How we work to keep toxics away from the environment through legislation, education and incentive programs.
Oversees the sustainable generation and transmission of energy in Ontario.
Protects and improves the quality of the environment and helps inform Ontario's actions on climate change.
Promotes healthy, sustainable ecosystems and conserves biodiversity in the province.