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British Columbia’s carbon price now the highest in North America

Published 22:56 on April 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 02:26 on April 4, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

British Columbia’s carbon tax, which had been frozen at since 2012, rose C$5 on Sunday to C$35 (US$27.10), making it the highest carbon price in North America.

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Carbon Tracker hires veteran carbon analyst to lead foray into emissions markets, pricing

Published 00:01 on April 2, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:01 on March 29, 2018  /  Bavardage, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, EU ETS, International, New Market Mechanisms  /  No Comments

The Carbon Tracker Initiative has hired a veteran carbon analyst as managing director and head of research, as the UK-based think-tank moves into the emissions trading and CO2 pricing space.

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No province has formally requested to adopt Canadian ‘backstop’ CO2 price plan on eve of deadline

Published 00:58 on March 30, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:45 on April 4, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

No Canadian province or territory has formally asked to adopt the federal government’s ‘backstop’ carbon pricing programme, a government spokesperson told Carbon Pulse on the eve of Ottawa’s notification deadline.

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Canada’s current climate policies will yield Paris shortfall 4 times larger than govt estimates -report

Published 17:30 on March 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:30 on March 27, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Climate Talks, International, US  /  No Comments

Canada’s shortfall towards meeting its Paris Agreement emission reduction targets will be almost four times larger than government estimates, according to an analysis released Tuesday, which forecasts that Ottawa’s existing climate measures will ‘cost money and human lives’.

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Alberta UCP leader floats bringing back province’s old carbon pricing system if elected next year

Published 01:12 on March 21, 2018  /  Last updated at 01:12 on March 21, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US, Voluntary Market  /  No Comments

The leader of Alberta’s United Conservative Party (UCP) said that while he’s dead set on eliminating the province’s carbon tax and dismantling its new hybrid trading scheme, he’s open to relaunching the market-based system that was in place for most of the last decade.

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Connecticut officials encourage legislature to progress emissions reduction, RPS bills

Published 23:07 on March 20, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:11 on March 20, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy (D) and Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Commissioner Rob Klee on Monday encouraged the state legislature to pass a pair of climate change and energy-related bills.

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Maryland RPS, carbon tax bills stopped in House committee

Published 16:27 on March 19, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:27 on March 19, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

A pair of bills that would have expanded Maryland’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) were withdrawn from a House committee last week, while a proposed carbon tax was also given an unfavourable recommendation by the same body.

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Manitoba tables carbon tax and trade bill, opening door to linking via offsets

Published 23:28 on March 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:42 on March 17, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The Manitoba government on Thursday introduced legislation underpinning its new provincial carbon tax and trading system, opening the door to linking with other jurisdictions through the use of offsets.

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Alberta premier threatens to halt carbon tax rises over pipeline hold-up

Published 19:27 on March 16, 2018  /  Last updated at 19:36 on March 16, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has threatened to halt any future hikes to her province’s carbon tax if the Trans Mountain oil pipeline is not extended to neighbour British Columbia’s coast.

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Anti-carbon pricing populist Ford elected new Ontario PC leader

Published 17:01 on March 11, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:45 on March 11, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Carbon pricing opponent Doug Ford has been elected the new leader of Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives (PC), the party announced late on Saturday, after a close race capped by disorganisation and allegations of voting irregularities by the other front-runner.

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