Carbon pricing may be overrated, if history is any indication
Radical technological change has been achieved not by price signals, but by the state intervening and coordinating it directly.
PEI, Quebec intervene in Saskatchewan’s legal challenge of carbon tax
Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick and BC have also filed notices of intervention in the province’s appeal.
Carbon pricing offers cold comfort
Business comes up short on the rebates and the policy will likely come up short on emissions reduction.
Court hears Ontario is ‘alarmist’ over federal carbon pricing powers
Court of Appeal told provinces told they can’t head off potentially catastrophic global warming on their own.
Feds could tell you when to drive if carbon price law stands, court told
Ontario’s challenge to the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act is about which level of government has the power to deal with the climate change problem.
CAPP defends emission policies after Shell accuses it of ‘misalignment’
Industry organization says it’s more concerned with policy implementation and outcomes than specific initiatives.
Shell urges CAPP to adjust emission policies, support carbon pricing
Energy giant has been reviewing relationships with industry associations looking for misalignment.
Ontario’s finance minister criticizes federal spending, carbon pricing
Budget doesn’t adequately address issues such as US steel and aluminium tariffs and provincial transfer payments.
Canada’s climate policy mess is hardly cost-effective
Ottawa is simply layering a carbon tax on top of a pre-existing and very inefficient mix of regulations.
Ontario promises public cap and trade consultations after facing legal action
Greenpeace says the government flouted the province’s Environmental Bill of Rights by failing to hold public consultations.
Citing competitiveness pressures, feds ease carbon tax thresholds
Any plan has to be done looking at the environment and the economy together: McKenna.
Federal carbon tax seems destined to fail
PEI has added itself to the list of carbon tax opponents, following Ontario, and the list is growing.
Morneau pressed for true cost to families from federal carbon tax
…But Liberals dodged the questions amid differing numbers with the parliamentary budget office on the impact to GDP.
Carbon, for what it’s worth
We’ll pay a high price for government efforts to do a poor job of reducing emissions.
Kenney returns to Ottawa as wing man in Tories’ fight against carbon tax
Says his top priority if elected will be repealing Alberta NDP’s carbon tax on gasoline and heating fuels.
Morneau ducks queries on carbon tax gender costs
Analysis found the impacts differ, depending on the system and how the revenue is used.
Saskatchewan seeks Court of Appeal ruling on federal carbon tax
Challenge asserts the province has the constitutional authority to set policy.
Even strong climate change believers don’t get carbon pricing: survey
Fewer than half are confident they even know what it actually is; 66% see it as best way to curb emissions.
Carbon pricing a triumph of ideology over reason
There couldn’t be a worse time to hand another competitive advantage to the Americans.
Setting a price for carbon
Despite the collegial, sunny vibe, Trudeau and the premiers are not necessarily on the same page.