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NYISO carbon charge would result in few cost increases through 2030, study finds

Published 19:34 on September 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:37 on September 19, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

The New York grid operator’s plan to implement a carbon charge on the state’s wholesale power market would have only a minimal impact on energy prices and customer costs, according to a study by consultancy The Brattle Group.

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Ontario lays out arguments for legal challenge against federal carbon tax

Published 23:14 on September 14, 2018  /  Last updated at 05:14 on September 15, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The Ontario government on Friday filed a legal submission arguing that the federal carbon pricing plan is outside of Ottawa’s authority and will result in unconstitutional taxes.

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Canada Roundup: As submission deadline passes, provincial carbon pricing plans overshadowed by dissent

Published 20:56 on September 13, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:40 on September 13, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

With Ottawa’s deadline for Canada’s provinces and territories to submit their carbon pricing plans having now passed, the federal government has a tough task ahead in reviewing and coordinating the programmes and addressing the obstinate gaps in what has emerged as a national patchwork of schemes.

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GCAS: Ontario lawsuits could spur govt to reverse its climate policy, former minister Murray says

Published 22:19 on September 12, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:11 on September 13, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

The Ontario government could revive some sort of carbon reduction scheme if challenged by the large emitters that previously participated in the province’s now-scrapped cap-and-trade programme, former Environmental Minister Glen Murray said Tuesday.

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UPDATE – Environmental groups sue Ontario over cancellation of cap-and-trade programme

Published 22:16 on September 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:38 on September 12, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

A coalition of environmental groups is suing the Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) government for cancelling the province’s cap-and-trade programme without public consultation.

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Climate action could add $26 trillion to world economy if governments act -report

Published 16:50 on September 5, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:50 on September 5, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

Strong climate action including robust carbon pricing could add at least $26 trillion to the world economy by 2030, accumulating 65 million jobs and avoiding 700,000 premature deaths from air pollution in the process, according to a wide-ranging study released on Wednesday.

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France names new environment minister after Hulot’s abrupt exit

Published 17:19 on September 4, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:19 on September 4, 2018  /  Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS  /  No Comments

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday named Francois de Rugy as the country’s new environment minister, after the previous minster Nicolas Hulot resigned abruptly last week.

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Carbon Pulse hires top carbon expert to lead Americas coverage

Published 23:00 on September 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:54 on September 3, 2018  /  Americas, Aviation, Bavardage, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, International, Mexico, New Market Mechanisms, REDD, Shipping, South & Central, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

**FREE READ** – Carbon Pulse has hired one of North America’s top carbon market experts to lead its news coverage and expand its offerings on the continent.

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Eroding fossil fuel lobby, appealing to millennials key to federal US carbon price -experts

Published 23:51 on August 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:00 on August 30, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Enacting a federal carbon pricing scheme in the US will need to the overcome the contradictory public relations and lobbying arms of oil companies in Washington DC in order to move forward, while Republicans need to run on climate issues to court a growing and concerned youth vote, experts and lawmakers said in a webinar on Wednesday.

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Saskatchewan says won’t submit climate plan to Ottawa, publishes standards for large emitters

Published 22:54 on August 29, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:17 on August 30, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Saskatchewan on Wednesday updated its climate plan but said it will not be submitted for approval by the Canadian government ahead of this week’s deadline, marking the latest salvo in the ongoing battle over carbon pricing between the province and Ottawa.

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