Canadian large emitter programme creating “uneven playing field” for electricity generation -report

Published 18:47 on April 23, 2019  /  Last updated at 18:57 on April 23, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The Canadian federal government’s plan to implement fuel-specific electricity benchmarks under its ‘backstop’ output-based pricing system (OBPS) will weaken the true carbon cost of coal-fired generation and diminish incentives for investing in renewable energy, according to a new study released Tuesday.

The Canadian federal government’s plan to implement fuel-specific electricity benchmarks under its ‘backstop’ output-based pricing system (OBPS) will weaken the true carbon cost of coal-fired generation and diminish incentives for investing in renewable energy, according to a new study released Tuesday.

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