Carbon price wars–BC, Ontario or Quebec?

Recently published government data show that British Columbia’s revenue-neutral carbon tax scheme–once celebrated as world class–has performed dismally. Ontario and Quebec are the star performers, and it’s not hard to see why. Investing carbon revenues in complementary policies that promote energy efficiency and renewable energy are the keys to reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Two steps forward? Not for Canada.

2017 was an exceptional year for renewable energy. That was the good news. But the bad news is that energy intensity declined worldwide, CO2 emissions are once again on the rise, and king coal refuses to cede its place to cleaner fuels. Surprisingly, the US gets good grades–and Canada gets the raspberry.

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