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Canadian PBO’s expanded assessment of carbon pricing clouds potential impact on GDP

Published 23:04 on May 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:04 on May 22, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The Canadian Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) released an expanded assessment on Tuesday to support its recent forecast of how a federal carbon levy will impact the country’s GDP, though the analysis appeared somewhat extreme and binary in nature and did not account for a number of realities across Canada’s existing pricing patchwork.

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Labour organisation vote possible setback for Washington state carbon tax

Published 23:00 on May 22, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:00 on May 22, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

The largest organised labour group in Washington came up short of formally backing the state’s carbon tax ballot initiative, signalling a potential gap in support ahead of the July filing deadline.

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New York committee defeats senator’s carbon tax proposal

Published 17:30 on May 18, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:07 on May 18, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

The Senate version of a bill that would implement a carbon tax and rebate programme in New York state was defeated in a legislative committee this week, the second such carbon pricing initiative to fall on the US east coast this week.

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Rhode Island carbon tax bills die after House version held

Published 16:54 on May 17, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:54 on May 17, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

A Rhode Island bill that would have implemented a state-wide carbon tax was halted by a House committee this week, meeting an identical fate to both the Senate version and similar legislation floated last year.

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Washington DC to formally propose carbon tax legislation next month

Published 18:47 on May 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:47 on May 16, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

A Washington DC lawmaker will introduce a carbon fee and rebate bill in early June that would see the US capital implement the highest carbon price of all sub-national proposals put forth throughout the country this year.

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Connecticut energy bill passes House but draws ire of solar advocates

Published 18:05 on May 10, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:05 on May 10, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

A bill to expand Connecticut’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and revise the state’s energy plan passed a final floor vote in the House on Wednesday, but not before some legislators unsuccessfully tried to put forth an amendment amidst backlash from environmental groups.

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BC government unveils legislation to alter climate change targets

Published 18:28 on May 8, 2018  /  Last updated at 18:28 on May 8, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

British Columbia has introduced legislation to scrap its near-term GHG reduction target and replace it with two interim goals en route to the province’s mid-century objective.

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Alberta oil sands emissions projected to breach GHG cap in 2030 -report

Published 22:45 on May 7, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:58 on May 8, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Higher production from Alberta’s oil sands over the coming decade will see the Canadian province break its own target to limit GHG emissions in the carbon-intensive sector, according to new research published Monday.

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New York grid operator releases carbon pricing straw proposal

Published 20:05 on May 1, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:05 on May 1, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

New York’s Integrating Public Policy Task Force (IPPTF) on Monday published its latest report on how the state could impose a carbon price within its wholesale electricity markets, detailing measures to address possible emissions leakage and ratepayer burdens.

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INTERVIEW: After yet another setback, what’s next for Oregon’s cap-and-trade plans?

Published 19:45 on May 1, 2018  /  Last updated at 21:07 on May 1, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Having conceded defeat in passing a cap-and-trade bill in Oregon this year, one of the state’s highest profile carbon pricing proponents is working with lawmakers through the rest of 2018 to again prepare for a renewed legislative push next year.

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