Ontario’s commitment to a price on Carbon

The Ontario Government is now weighing responses received from its public consultation on climate change. There will be many developments in both law and policy as a result of this consultation. One development is certain:  Ontario will establish a price on carbon as a mechanism to reduce Green House Gas emissions in the Province.  Ontario …

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Carbon Pricing Basics

Recently I have been talking to people about different ways of implementing carbon pricing thinking that they knew what I was talking about. Mostly I was wrong. I usually had to explain the fundamental concepts before getting to what I wanted to talk about. This over-simplified summary explains the concepts well enough that people are …

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Climate Change Forum: Questions and Answers

Question:  In a cap-and-trade system how would the caps on each emitter be allocated?  Would it be by industrial benchmarking or a blanket per centage reduction? The Response: Panelist Katie Sullivan, International Emissions Trading Association, responds: Emissions in either the sector or the economy is capped. Emission allocations (permits for each entity allowing emissions) are …

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Putting a Price on Carbon

The Climate Change Forum filled the Isabel Bader Theatre to its 475 seat capacity.  The Forum reviewed the two mechanisms that are recognized as effective ways of putting a price on carbon: a carbon tax and “cap and trade”. The four panellists, Gray Taylor, Nic Rivers, Katie Sullivan and David Robinson, analysed the issues that must be …

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