Alberta’s proposed CO2 pricing regime lacking on industry benchmarks, excelling on electricity -analysts

Published 21:33 on October 30, 2019  /  Last updated at 21:33 on October 30, 2019  /  Americas, Canada, Carbon Taxes  /  No Comments

The Alberta government’s proposed output-based pricing system (OBPS) could penalise early movers and provide windfall profits to dirtier industrial firms in the Canadian province, while the uniform electricity sector standard would prove more ambitious than the benchmarks set by the federal ‘backstop’ programme, economists and analysts said.

The Alberta government’s proposed output-based pricing system (OBPS) could penalise early movers and provide windfall profits to dirtier industrial firms in the Canadian province, while the uniform electricity sector standard would prove more ambitious than the benchmarks set by the federal ‘backstop’ programme, economists and analysts said.

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