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Carbon Price is Good for the Economy

Carbon Price is Good for the Economy

The Ontario Conservatives, currently ahead in opinion polls, are promising to remove the price on carbon, the one tool that we know is effective in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. They claim that it is bad for the economy. This article from Inside Climate News says otherwise showing how the economy of the nine eastern states that make up the Regional Greenhouse[...]
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Aspirational !! ??

4RG first commented on the use of aspirational in our blog “Harper and Aspirational Targets”.  “Aspirational “ has now become the international buzz word for measures to reduce GHG emissions. Nations used the word to confirm that they would set ambitious targets for reducing their emissions. By setting an ambitious target, a nation could maintain its image as a front-line fighter[...]
Time to buy an Electric Vehicle?

Time to buy an Electric Vehicle?

If you are considering buying an electric vehicle you are probably confused by all the acronyms and facts. So was I but, fear not, for I have done the research for you. My main reason for buying an electric vehicle is that I'm feeling guilty about the carbon dioxide I'm leaving behind every time I drive somewhere. I find myself calculating[...]
A Quick Update on Carbon Pricing

A Quick Update on Carbon Pricing

Basic economics: when the price of something rises, demand falls and people look for alternatives that cost less. For carbon pricing in Canada, the Pan Canadian Framework calls for a minimum price of $10 per tonne of carbon dioxide in 2018, rising to $50 per tonne in 2022 with no commitment after that. In Ontario the effective price under their Cap[...]
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