Ontario boosts energy-efficiency programs, including paying customers to run A/C less

Todd Smith, is seen outside the Legislative Chamber in Toronto following Question Period, on Monday, May 27, 2019. The energy minister had asked the Independent Electricity System Operator to suggest new conservation initiatives. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young Todd Smith, is seen outside the Legislative Chamber in Toronto following Question Period, on Monday, May 27, 2019. The energy minister had asked the Independent Electricity System Operator to suggest new conservation initiatives. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

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Global 4-day week pilot was a huge success, organizers say

The verdict is in: A four-day work week is good for business. After six months, most of the 33 companies and 903 workers trialling the schedule, with no reduction in pay, are unlikely ever to go back to a standard working week, according to the organizers of the global pilot program.