Tagged with carbon tax

The energy transition in Alberta

The energy transition in Alberta

The collapse in oil prices has had a significant impact on the Canadian province of Alberta. The tar sands together with conventional fossil fuels have dominated the economy for decades. But the provincial government has had to diversify and it has been making good progress. Emma Graney writes a good article in the Edmonton Journal … Continue reading

Impact of carbon tax in Canada

Impact of carbon tax in Canada

The province of British Columbia introduced a carbon tax in 2008. Eduardo Porter writes a very good article in the New York Times about its impact. Interestingly, the new federal government under Justin Trudeau is currently trying to set a nation-wide price for carbon and coming up with some resistance by some of the provincial … Continue reading

Opinion on a possible carbon tax in the US

Opinion on a possible carbon tax in the US

Following the agreement between the US and China on curbing emissions, there has been considerable attention paid to the way forward. Eduardo Porter recently wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times arguing that a carbon tax is the one tool available to trim carbon emissions on a relevant scale but that it remains … Continue reading

Politicians and economists – who do you believe?

Politicians and economists – who do you believe?

We find that the Prime Ministers of Australia and Canada are convinced that carbon taxes do not work. Munir Sheikh, an executive fellow at the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, and a former chief statistician of Canada argues the case of the economists in Canada’s Globe and Mail.   What do these PMs … Continue reading

Impact of a carbon tax

Impact of a carbon tax

EiD has given readers articles about energy and climate change policies in Canada to give them a better appreciation of how the fossil fuel industry can distort national policies that used to be appreciated globally. Three distinguished experts provided an important column in Canada’s Globe and Mail about a major success story in one province. … Continue reading