As soon as we start purporting that emission pricing will solve wide ranging social woes, it is time to pause and reflect (see here for a carbon tax as a snake oil cure).
A city carbon tax would also be a flexible way of addressing traffic congestion, which has almost hit the saturation point. [...]
Here is a nice tight overview of what transpired this week with the NRTEE release. A surprising shot of clarity from an obscure source in Edmonton:
Sadly, ideology and partisan bluster continues to trump meaningful action on climate change based on sound advice—even when it’s advice the Conservatives asked for.
While we really can’t expect much [...]
Andrew’s comments from the last post dovetail nicely with my thoughts on this report in the Financial Post (here). Essentially, the article argues that emission trading is more effective than carbon taxes. Trouble is, this preference comes from constituents who are lining up to defend their stakes in the great carbon trading game:
Huh? Seems somehow the NRTEE got the warriors holding hands (see here):
The report drew widespread accolades – including expressions of appreciation from both the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers and the David Suzuki Foundation.
Pierre Alvarez, president and CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, lauded several of the policy principles stated [...]
After about a year of beavering away, the NRTEE released its final advice note today to the Minister of Environment, and more importantly all Canadians (see