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.

TORONTO—Sarah Petrevan, senior policy advisor at Clean Energy Canada, commented today on the release of the summary report from Ontario’s first cap and trade auction: “Today’s results are a vote of confidence in Ontario’s cap and trade system. With virtually 100 per cent of the available 2017 allowances sold, the province is on the right…

Opening the Government of Canada’s budget papers last week felt strangely celebratory. Budget day happened to fall on my birthday, and one of the policies I care about most is getting public procurement right. So it felt like unwrapping a gift when I read Ottawa’s new procurement plans, which will help spark clean energy innovation….

Amidst the flurry of headlines about the 2017 federal budget, Ontario held its first cap and trade auction last week. While it will take a few more weeks for the results to be calculated and posted, let’s review why Ontario decided to price carbon pollution in the first place, and why it’s the right choice….

Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled his second budget last week, and we saw a lot to like in its pages. The headline we took from this year’s edition is that Ottawa is not backing off on climate action. Those who hoped to see Ottawa slow down in the face of Donald Trump’s backward-looking agenda will…

From a climate perspective, two big events set the context for Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s second budget. In December, Prime Minister Trudeau got his provincial and territorial counterparts (well, most of them) to agree to a new national climate plan, a Canadian first. And in January, Donald Trump was sworn in as the President of…

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OTTAWA—Clare Demerse, federal policy advisor at Clean Energy Canada, made the following comments in response to the federal budget released Wednesday: “We’re pleased that the new federal budget makes smart investments for clean energy and climate action in Canada. Despite the election of Donald Trump, this budget leaves no question that clean growth remains a…

VANCOUVER — The B.C. NDP today announced its Clean Growth and Climate Action plan. The plan includes five guiding principles: reduce carbon pollution, gradually increase B.C.’s federally mandated carbon price, ensure changes are affordable, invest in growing the clean economy, and regulate carbon pollution sector by sector. Jeremy Moorhouse, senior analyst at Clean Energy Canada, made…

In a new report released this morning, the Fraser Institute paints a simplistic portrait of Ontario’s coal phaseout—the single largest greenhouse gas reduction initiative in North America to date. Evaluating the coal phaseout solely on the basis of particulate matter and air quality misses the bigger picture—that burning coal for energy contributes to climate change…

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