Stealing an election!

Saturday’s Globe and Mail editorial confirms what we know: the Conservative’s election strategy is to avoid any commitment to putting a price on carbon. Stephen Harper attacks the other parties for what he claims is their support of a carbon tax.  To quote his comments in the last leaders’ debate: “A carbon tax is not …

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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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Climate Change Forum: Questions and Answers

Question:  When implementing a carbon pricing scheme, how do we best mitigate or reduce the push back that arises due to existing international bilateral agreements in given industries? For example, the Chicago Convention in the International Aviation Sector that states any tax or fee on fuel is illegal? Response:  Governments are very protective of their …

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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: If carbon tax is so “sellable” why did it fail to continue $5 per annum increases after its introduction (BC)?  Would Cap and Trade been more effective?  Scottjamesbaker@gmail.com Answer from David Robinson:  You have a good question and I don’t have an authoritative answer. I was disappointed, and I suspect it was simply political …

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