Category Archives: Carbon Tax

Brown Accuses Cap-And-Trade Opponents of Political Terrorism

The ECOreport reposts news from California, where Governor Brown Accuses Cap-And-Trade Opponents of Political Terrorism

Originally posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

At Treasure Island in San Francisco Bay with the San Francisco skyline right behind him on July 25, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 398 by Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia (D-Coachella), controversial legislation that extends California’s cap-and-trade program for another ten years until 2030.

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Five things About Canada’s Carbon Pricing Plan

The ECOreport reposts an Op-ED, Five Things About Canada’s Carbon Pricing Plan

Originally Published on Clean Energy Canada

By Clare Demerse

On Thursday, the federal government published its <a< span=””>< span=””> href=”https://www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate-change/news/2017/05/the_government_ofcanadareleasestechnicalpaperonpricingcarbonpoll.html”>plans to get a price on carbon in all parts of Canada. The proposal represents a big step forward on a key climate commitment, and the approach Ottawa has chosen is a promising one.

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California’s Carbon Trading Legislation = Business As Usual

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED, California’s Carbon Trading Legislation = Business As Usual

Originally Posted on the Daily KOS

By Dan Bacher

On January 12, California Assemblymembers Autumn R. Burke, Jim Cooper, Evan Low, and Blanca Rubio introduced legislation, AB 151, to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program beyond 2020.

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Seek Alternatives To Increasing Carbon Taxes

The ECOreport reposts a OP-ED about the need to seek alternatives to increasing Carbon Taxes

Originally Published on SFU News

On Sunday, September 18, Catherine McKenna, federal Environment Minister, announced the federal government will impose carbon pricing, such as a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system, on provinces with no regulations to curb Canada’s emissions.

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Governor Brown Talks Carbon Trading With Big Oil

The ECOreport reposts an OP-ED about why California’s Governor Brown Talks Carbon Trading With Big Oil 

Originally Published on the Daily KOS

by Dan Bacher

Jerry Brown, who frequently grandstands as an alleged “climate leader” and “green governor” at climate conferences and other photo opportunities in the U.S. and throughout the world, is, ironically, a big supporter of the expansion of fracking for crude oil in California.

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What Does A Carbon Levy Mean For Albertans?

The ECOreport reposts an answer to the question “What does a carbon levy mean for Albertans?”

Originally Published on the Pembina Institute

By Sara Hastings-Simon

The Alberta budget is released tomorrow and includes a price on carbon that is now the reality in Canada. The advice from economists on all sides is consistent — a comprehensive climate policy includes a mechanism that puts a price on carbon.

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Common Ground On Carbon Tax Resolution

Though a resolution to ask that BC restart annual carbon tax increases was defeated at this years UBCM, there is actually much common ground on carbon tax resolution

Originally Published on The Pembina Institute

By Matt Horne

At this year’s Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention, B.C. mayors and councillors narrowly defeated a resolution from New Westminster to restart annual carbon tax increases and invest the revenue in local climate solutions. Based on analysis of the resolution that we commissioned, the proposed steps would be good news for the province: the economy would grow and carbon pollution would drop. I had hoped the resolution would pass — and I thought it was going to, right until the final vote was revealed: 48 per cent for, 52 per cent against.
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British Columbia’s Carbon Tax Has Been Successful

Six years after the launch, the Pembina Institute released this report From everything they could see, British Columbia’s Carbon Tax Has Been Successful.

Reprinted from the Pembina Institute

British Columbia’s carbon tax has been in place for six years and all available evidence indicates it has been successful.
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Some Questions About BC’s Carbon Tax

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMBritish Columbia’s carbon tax has been extolled by authorities around the World. When it was first introduced, in 2008, the carbon tax rate was to increased by $5-per-tonne each year. The biggest criticism I’ve heard is that the province should not have capped it at $30-per-tonne in 2013. So, after reading that the International Monetary Fund invited Environment Minister Mary Polak to speak at the 2015 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund in Peru, I asked the Ministry some questions about BC’s Carbon Tax.

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A Carbon Tax is Good For The Economy & Climate

BC should return to annual $5-per-tonne carbon tax increases and invest the money in local climate solutions. A Carbon Tax is Good For the economy & Climate

$5-per-tonne each year of carbon tax = 1.1¢ per litre of gasoline.

Originally Published on the Pembina Institute

By Matt Horne & Karen Tam Wu

British Columbia’s carbon tax was first introduced in 2008. Over the past seven years, the tax has helped cut per-capita fossil fuel use by 16 per cent, while the economic growth has outpaced the national average. The tax has a global reputation for its simple and effective design, and has received praise from organizations such as the World Bank.

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