Carbon Tax discussion goes main stream

Carbon tax awareness among the general population really is increasing. Last Wednesday’s Ontario Today question was “Are you willing to pay a Carbon Tax?” Invited guests were Glenn Murray, Ontario’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Andrew Weaver, a well known climate scientist and MPP in British Columbia, and Nick Rivers, Canada Research Chair in …

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Writing on the Wall: the IPCC Fifth Assessment (mitigation)

The most important statement in the recently released IPCC Report from Working Group III on mitigation is the affirmation that disastrous effects of global warming can still be avoided.

In practical terms avoidance of disastrous climate change requires international agreement on a price for carbon. The price must reflect the emerging scarcity of disposal space for carbon dioxide in the earth’s atmosphere.

With a price on carbon, fossil fuels will lose their competitive edge over renewable sources of energy. Canada and certain other countries will find that dependence on fossil fuels for energy cannot be sustained.

There is another consequence for Canada in the displacement of fossil fuels as a source of energy. In future Canada’s fossil fuel resource industry will progressively contribute less and less to our economy.

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Write the Premier of Alberta!

We have been requested to circulate a letter to our supporters across Canada that points out the shortfalls of the proposed Alberta Carbon Regime.  The present regime provided for a tax of $12 per ton in excess of specified limits.  The proposed regime increases the tax to $40 and reduces the permissable limits.  But, as …

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Green v. Ungreen

If this were a boxing match the Referee would announce: “In that corner, smoking a cigar and clutching a money bag, is the overweight representative of corporate greed, North America. In the other corner, wearing green tights and matching singlet, with a cap sporting green feathers, is the representative of environmental sanity, the European Union. …

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