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 … Read more…

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“Words, words, words, I’m so sick of words.” That’s how Eliza Doolittle expresses her frustration in My Fair Lady, and it expresses perfectly my frustration at our government’s promises with regard to climate change action. It’s all words and no action. In My Fair Lady, Eliza has spent months cooped up with Professor Henry Higgins … Read more…

We can reduce our personal greenhouse gases

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This article appeared recently in the Peterborough Examiner. It points out that as individuals, our primary influence is over the almost 70 per cent of greenhouse gases that come from just residential heating and transportation, mostly automotive. It gives many suggestions how we, as individuals, can reduce these emissions by our own actions. Some of … Read more…