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Carbon Pricing

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News and Opinion

Coverage of carbon pricing since April 7, 2021.

'Not a tax at all': O'Toole on party's carbon price loyalty program

"...OTTAWA -- Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is pushing back against criticism by some that a key pillar of the party’s new climate plan is akin to a carbon tax, a Liberal-instituted policy he has long criticized..."

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Don't be blue over going green, Erin O'Toole

"...Erin O’Toole, what’s the matter buddy? Why are you hiding underneath that desk in a defensive crouch? Is there an earthquake drill? What? You proposed a form of carbon pricing and everyone’s being mean to you? The environment minister called your plan “unserious” and compared it to “Petro Points”? Oh, that sucks..."

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How would the Conservative carbon price points card work? Here's what we know

"...According to O'Toole, “zero” dollars of this carbon price would land in federal coffers. But the money doesn't land in Canadians' personal accounts without strings attached. O'Toole said the Conservatives would work with the provinces to create the account, and will have a list of products the money can be spent on — all of which will have to help Canadians live a “greener life,” like a bike or a bus pass..."

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Canadian Taxpayers Association slams federal conservative carbon tax plan

"...The so-called “personal low carbon savings account” is a signature policy of the party’s plan to tackle climate change, which was unveiled Thursday..."

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Don Martin: Folly green giant meets Big Brother in Conservative carbon scheme

"...After all, the prime minister wants a Neanderthal to fight in the next election and Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole would’ve been dragging his knuckles around the campaign trail if he didn’t put a climate change plan on the platform..."

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Conservatives plan to introduce $20-per-tonne carbon price in climate plan

"...OTTAWA -- Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole is pitching a $20-per-tonne carbon price for consumers in his party's plan to tackle climate change..."

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Low-carbon bucks: Conservatives pitch consumer carbon pricing through savings account

"...The so-called "personal low carbon savings account" is a signature policy of the party's plan to tackle climate change, which was unveiled Thursday..."

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Saskatchewan Trucking Association criticizes Supreme Court ruling on carbon tax

"...The federal fuel charge came into effect on April 1, 2019 for several provinces including Saskatchewan. It is laid out in Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act. The rate reflects a carbon pollution price of $20 per tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent in 2019, rising by $10 per tonne annually until it reaches $50 per tonne in 2022..."

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Four provinces set to move forward on study on modular nuclear reactors

"...An illustration shows a NuScale Power Module on a truck. NuScale is one of the small modular reactor companies whose designs are going through the approval process with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. Many are designed to be small enough to transport by truck or by shipping container..."

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Trade Associations Speak on Carbon Pricing. Will Action Follow?

"...Following public pressure to align with BRT’s new positioning, the U. S. Chamber of Commerce (“Chamber”) updated its own stance a few months later..."

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Saskatchewan's climate change costs going up while budget appears to have gone down

"...But moreover, the 2021-22 budget estimates show $3. 35 million for climate change and adaptation this year, compared to $5. 873 million the fiscal year prior..."

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I Read the Carbon Tax Decision So You Don’t Have To: A Detailed Summary of the Main Issues Environmental Law Centre

"...The Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act [the “Act”] is the federal legislation that creates the federal carbon tax scheme. In broad strokes, the Act sets out a carbon-pricing scheme for the purpose of reducing greenhouse gas emissions [“GHGs”]. The main body of the Act is divided into two parts..."

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Podcasts

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RealAg LIVE! with Todd Lewis and Marla Orenstein on what's next for the carbon tax

Duration: 35:04

"...The federal government has the right to impose a national price on pollution, says the Supreme Court of Canada..."

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Crystal Ball 2020

Duration: 48:47

"...It's a new year and a new decade..."

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TIL about carbon pricing

Duration: 10:42

"...What exactly is a carbon price, and how does it work? What would it look like and how would it change everyday life? In this episode of TILclimate (Today I Learned: Climate), MIT economics professor Christopher Knittel joins host Laur Hesse Fisher to break down the complexities of carbon pricing..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about carbon pricing.

Offsetting the future with Kai Landwehr

"...Emissions are reduced thereby replacing fossil energy resources with renewable energies, and by implementing local afforestation measures with smallholder farmers and energy-efficient technologies..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about carbon pricing relevant to the latest news.

Inequalities in the Impact of the Carbon Tax in Japan

"...Although Japan?s current carbon tax rate is much lower than the rates applied in European countries, the Japanese government may increase the tax rate in the near future, in order to strengthen measures to combat global warming..."

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Integrating multi-criteria analysis with PDCA cycle for sustainable energy planning in Africa: Application to hybrid mini-grid s

"...Apart from the attendant health effects and greenhouse gas emissions from these energy sources, these systems are unreliable and more costly especially in long term use..."

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Technologies and policies to decarbonize global industry: Review and assessment of mitigation drivers through 2070

"...Fully decarbonizing global industry is essential to achieving climate stabilization, and reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050–2070 is necessary to limit global warming to 2 °C..."

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Expectations for Carbon Pricing in Japan in the Global Climate Policy Context

"...Realizing a decarbonized society in consistent with the Paris Agreement, a fundamental transformation of the entire economic and social system is needed, and not only carbon intensive sectors but also all sectors and all stakeholders including households must be decarbonized..."

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Cooperative optimization of shore power allocation and berth allocation: A balance between cost and environmental benefit

"...In conclusion, the developed method can be widely used for popularizing shore power, promoting port sustainable development, reducing global air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions..."

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An assessment of opportunities for cogenerating electricity to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the oil sands

"...This research provides quantification of the greenhouse gas emission abatement potential and marginal abatement costs of cogeneration technologies to allow industry stakeholders and policymakers to compare these technology options to others when considering long-term greenhouse gas emission reduction..."

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Dynamic linkages between transportation, waste management, and carbon pricing: Evidence from the Arab World

"...The environmental impacts of transportation and industrialization are quite significant as both essentially consume a great deal of energy and fossil fuels, which increases air pollution..."

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Climate Policy in Transportation Sector: Role of Carbon Pricing

"...First, although the carbon tax rate on fuel consumption is small in Japan, compared to the European countries, the ECR is rather high..."

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Double Dividend of the Carbon Tax in Japan: Can We Increase Public Support for Carbon Pricing?

"...If a government uses revenue from a carbon tax to reduce existing distorting taxes, such as corporate taxes or labor taxes, a carbon tax can improve economic efficiency while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions..."

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On the economics of carbon pricing: Insights from econometric modeling with industry-level data

"...In order to draw consensus in this literature and sufficiently incentivize the pursuit of environmental policy objectives, further contributions on the economics of environmental regulations utilizing alternative methods and data are needed..."

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A lifecycle cost analysis of transitioning to a fully-electrified, renewably powered, and carbon-neutral campus at the Universit

"...The greenhouse gas (GHG) impact and 30-year lifecycle costs (LCC) of a scenario including four primary strategies for transitioning to carbon-neutrality were analyzed; scaling building energy efficiency was determined to reduce GHG emissions by 12% with million LCC savings from business as usual, switching the campus fleet to electric vehicles would reduce GHG emissions by 0..."

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Reliability versus renewables: Modeling costs and revenue in CAISO and PJM

"...Profitability was highest for natural gas based plants in PJM except where solar renewable energy credits are available..."

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