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Manitoba scraps carbon tax plan after getting “no respect” from Ottawa

Published 22:36 on October 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 22:40 on October 3, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

Manitoba has scrapped its carbon tax plan in defiance of the Canadian federal government, the province’s premier has announced.

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Cabinet reshuffle clouds way forward for Japan carbon pricing

Published 09:12 on October 3, 2018  /  Last updated at 16:28 on October 3, 2018  /  Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, Japan  /  No Comments

Japan’s latest push on carbon pricing was plunged into uncertainty this week after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe replaced Environment Minister Masaharu Nakagawa, who had launched twin processes to put the issue back on the government’s agenda.

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Alaska governor non-committal on carbon tax after panel recommendation

Published 17:23 on September 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 17:30 on September 27, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Alaska Governor Bill Walker (I) did not rule out implementing a carbon tax in the state during a press conference on Wednesday, which followed his appointed climate change committee calling for such a levy.

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COMMENT: Saskatchewan, Ontario and the constitutionality of a national carbon price

Published 15:20 on September 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 15:23 on September 27, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes, Conversations, Views  /  No Comments

Having now each filed in court their arguments against the Canadian federal carbon price, Saskatchewan and Ontario have revealed their hands and their arguments are weak, writes Nathalie Chalifour, an associate professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa and a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars.

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Delaying GHG cuts means big increase in economic costs -researchers

Published 11:24 on September 27, 2018  /  Last updated at 23:35 on September 27, 2018  /  Americas, Asia Pacific, Carbon Taxes, EMEA, International  /  No Comments

Stronger efforts to cut GHG emissions including triple digit carbon prices should be made to avoid global warming of more than 1.5C without relying on potentially more expensive or risky removal technologies, an analysis found Thursday.

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Ontario watchdog warns of emissions backslide after ETS cancellation

Published 20:16 on September 25, 2018  /  Last updated at 20:16 on September 25, 2018  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The cancellation of Ontario’s carbon market and green energy programmes has put the jurisdiction in danger of backsliding on its recent progress in cutting greenhouse gases, according to a report issued Tuesday by the province’s environmental watchdog.

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Exempt RGGI units to make up bulk of GHG reductions under New York CO2 price -analysts

Published 23:43 on September 24, 2018  /  Last updated at 00:05 on September 25, 2018  /  Americas, Carbon Taxes, US  /  No Comments

Applying a carbon charge to New York’s wholesale electricity markets would stimulate GHG cuts from generators exempt from the northeast US RGGI programme, while bigger in-state units covered by the carbon market would see an increase in emissions, according to new analysis presented on Monday.

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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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