Carbon pricing

23/12/16
Author: 
Marc Lee

Dec 14, 2016 - After working on climate and energy issues intensively for the past nine years, I would love to scream from the rooftops about how Canada now has a real climate framework, and how as a nation we are proudly, if belatedly, walking the talk. Instead, I feel immensely disappointed by last week’s First Ministers’ Meeting on climate change both in terms of its limited outcomes, as well as the media focus on the politics of getting to a deal rather than the substance of the deal itself.

22/12/16
Author: 
Canadian Climate Network

OVERVIEW • 

WHAT’S MISSING • 

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22/12/16
Author: 
James Wilt

Dec 13, 2016 - On Dec. 9, after much deliberation and political theatre, the federal government, eight provinces and three territories signed the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.

Saskatchewan and Manitoba were notably absent from the list of signatories.

22/12/16
Author: 
Shawn McCarthy

Dec 22, 2016 - After spending the past 13 months focused on international and national climate negotiations, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna will turn her attention in 2017 to the more prosaic work of implementation – ensuring that what was agreed to at high-profile political summits is acted upon.

The pan-Canadian climate agreement signed earlier this month by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and 11 provincial and territorial premiers includes a plan for Ottawa to impose a carbon price on provinces that refuse to adopt their own by 2018.

28/11/16
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
Prime Minister Trudeau's climate policies are being swamped by his simultaneous push for massive expansions in climate pollution.
 

The numbers speak for themselves. Here they are along with a chart to put them all into context.

09/11/16
Author: 
MARIANNE LAVELLE

The measure was unpopular with social justice groups and divided environmental activists, many arguing it did not go far enough in promoting clean energy.

NOV 9, 2016 - Initiative 732 in Washington was a landmark attempt to address climate change and was expected to raise $2 billion annually through higher prices for gasoline and fossil fuel-fired electricity. But it deeply divided environmentalists and made groups like Sierra Club aligned with the fossil fuel industry that also opposed the measure. 

03/11/16
Author: 
Claudia Cattaneo

[Wepage editor's note: A law to INCREASE emissions from 66 to 100 megatons is not a cap, it is legalized climate vandalism.]

 

Nov 1, 2016 - Alberta’s NDP government moved to put into law Tuesday the costliest aspect of its climate leadership plan – a 100 megatonne-a-year cap on emissions from the oilsands.

The hope is the hard cap that will strand some of the resource will win federal permits for pipelines and Alberta recognition for sacrificing its most valuable asset.

01/11/16
Author: 
Charles Komanoff

[Webpage editor: The author below is not happy with a recent negative report (see here) about BC's carbon tax. A proposed carbon tax in neighbouring Washington has divided environmentalists in that state.

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