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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…

On Thursday, the federal government published its 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. First, some background on the story thus far: The Trudeau government’s carbon pricing saga…

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VANCOUVER—Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the initial results of the B.C. election: “British Columbians have voted for change. These results send a clear message that voters expect B.C.’s next government—regardless of its composition—to build a clean economy and put climate solutions into action. “The global shift to…

Let’s start with a prediction: Any move Ottawa makes toward a price on carbon pollution will be greeted with a chorus of concerns about competitiveness. Expect to hear that companies will be at risk. That some will pull up stakes and move to jurisdictions where they can pollute more. And that we’ll all be poorer…

With B.C.’s election around the corner, what do the province’s three major parties have planned for electric vehicles? Simon Fraser University’s Sustainable Transportation Research Team and Clean Energy Canada have prepared a comparison of EV policies from the B.C. Liberals, B.C. Greens and B.C. NDP. All statements are from party responses unless otherwise noted. For…

VANCOUVER — Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada, made the following statement in response to the B.C. NDP’s announcement that, if elected, the party will renew the B.C. Climate Leadership Team and adopt their recommendations: “Implementing the Climate Leadership Team’s recommendations is the right move for B.C. As a package, these actions will ensure our…

Ontario celebrated a successful inaugural cap and trade auction earlier this month, with a sellout of 2017 vintage allowances, raising $472 million dollars in revenue for the province’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Account. The big question is how the money will be spent. According to law, the proceeds of cap and trade must be spent on…

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