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As a key player in reducing greenhouse gases, carbon pricing is a crucial step towards building a credible climate action plan for many generations to come. Below are our stories on how carbon emissions is impacting climate change.

VICTORIA—Merran Smith, executive director at Clean Energy Canada, commented today on the swearing-in of B.C. Premier John Horgan and his Cabinet: QUOTES “I’m thrilled that B.C.’s new government is committed to cutting carbon pollution while investing in clean energy innovation and creating jobs throughout the province. “Clean economic growth can benefit all British Columbians, and…

Polling on taxes is always a bit fraught—people aren’t typically predisposed to wanting higher ones. What’s more, when it comes to carbon pricing, how a government goes about pricing pollution and what it does with the revenue is inherently complex. So polling on the subject is tricky, and unfortunately often leads to polls that aren’t…

The Clean Energy Ministerial held in Beijing, China, earlier this month drew some of the world’s A-list climate and clean energy experts. Among them was Christiana Figueres, the former executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (the body responsible for tracking and coordinating countries’ efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under…

As you might expect, on Day 1 of the Clean Energy Ministerial gathering in Beijing, the hallways were filled with discussions about U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Agreement. What, if any, impact would this have on the global transition to clean energy? The answer, both in the…

After kicking the can down the road multiple times before making a decision, today U.S. President Donald Trump followed through on his campaign promise to remove the United States from the Paris climate agreement. Trump’s indifference—or outright skepticism—about climate change is unequivocally negative for the environment. But that would remain true whether or not the…

VANCOUVER—Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the B.C. NDP and B.C. Green Party agreement: “Today John Horgan and Andrew Weaver laid out shared priorities for building a diverse, competitive and clean economy in B.C., which is key to securing the province’s ongoing prosperity and British Columbians’…

VANCOUVER—Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the B.C. NDP and B.C. Green Party announcement regarding their intent to cooperate in the legislature: “It’s clear that British Columbians voted for change in this election and support the NDP and Greens’ objectives: building a clean economy and putting climate…

OTTAWA — Clare Demerse, federal policy advisor at Clean Energy Canada, made the following comments in response to today’s federal carbon pricing discussion paper: “This proposal is a big step forward on a key climate commitment, and the approach Ottawa has chosen is a promising one. “Carbon pricing is a smart, effective and necessary clean growth…

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