Cap and Trade

Billions of dollars in limbo as Doug Ford nixes cap and trade

The cancellation of Ontario’s cap-and-trade system will leave billions of dollars in carbon credits in limbo and consumers on the hook for pricey home upgrades that were expected to be part of a rebate program.<p>Incoming premier Doug Ford has vowed to immediately dismantle cap and trade, but has …

Canada

Climate Scientist James Hansen: ‘The Planet Could Become Ungovernable’

<i>This week, to accompany</i> <i>our cover story</i> <i>on worst-case climate scenarios, we’re publishing a series of extended interviews with climatologists on the</i> …

Climate Change

EDITORIAL: Trudeau’s phoney climate war against Ford begins

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he will force carbon pricing on Ontario now that premier-designate Doug Ford has announced he will scrap the cap …

Canadian News

Is a carbon tax Canada’s best option to help the environment?

If Canada is serious about cutting carbon dioxide emissions, most economists agree a carbon tax is the cheapest and least heavy-handed way for the …

Canadian News

MARIN: Ford off to the races

One of the reasons Premier-elect Doug Ford was chosen was that he was seen as a “man of action.”A politician who would move quickly and implement his …

Canadian News

If not carbon pricing in Ontario – which works well – then what, Mr. Ford?

<i>Dale Beugin is executive director of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission. Don Drummond is adjunct professor and Stauffer-Dunning fellow at Queen’s University, and a member of the Ecofiscal Commission.</i> <i>Glen Hodgson is senior fellow at the Conference Board of Canada, and a member of the Ecofiscal</i> …

Canada

Save the Planet. Get Carbon Out of the Air.

New technology can pull greenhouse gas from the atmosphere. It won’t be cheap.<p>What is the appropriate response to the threat of climate change? To some climate activists, it means we must give up on economic growth, capitalism or even industrial society itself. This extreme viewpoint, if correct, …

Fossil Fuels

Ontario to see lower electricity bills in 2017 but home-heatings costs to rise under cap-and-trade

TORONTO — Tax and regulation changes in Ontario that kick in Jan. 1 will provide some relief from soaring electricity rates while pushing up the cost …

Canada

Ford's pledge to eliminate cap and trade may end vehicle incentive

The anticipated elimination of incentives on electric vehicles by Doug Ford’s PC government will put the brakes on sales of Windsor-made Chrysler …

Electric Vehicles

Ottawa holds all the cards on carbon pricing

<i>Tracy Snoddon is associate professor of economics at Wilfrid Laurier University and author of the C. D. Howe Institute report</i> <i>Carbon Copies: The Prospects for an Economy-Wide Carbon Price in Canada</i><i>.</i><p>Ontario premier-designate Doug Ford is getting all the attention right now for his promise to abandon …

Canada

From the comments: Readers debate the type of leader Doug Ford will be

It is far too early to say what type of leader he is going to be. All new governments want to get going, get some early quick results as wins before having to do the tough sledding of actually leading and operating a successful government. However, his comments on new subways to places they have …

Canada

Facebook expands kids-only Messenger to Canada; Ottawa will keep provincial equalization formula till 2024

<b>Good evening,</b><p><b>WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW</b><p><b>Ottawa to keep provincial equalization formula as is till 2024</b><p>Provinces were caught off guard yesterday when the federal Finance Minister’s office informed them that Ottawa intends to renew the equalization formula in its current form to 2024. The five-year renewal …

Canadian News

Doug Ford, Canada’s Version of Trump, Is Waging His Own War on the Environment

Doug Ford is already cutting the GreenON fund, and said that the cap-and-trade program will be his first priority as premier of Ontario.<p>Environmental initiatives are already taking a hit from Ontario’s incoming conservative premier, who has drawn comparisons to US president Donald Trump—and he’s …

Canada

Whitcomb: Climate change politics are undermining federalism

Canada’s largest province is about to reject the federal climate change policy. Saskatchewan never accepted it and Alberta could reject it in 2019. …

Canada

Sinking economy may lead to Trudeau ouster: O’Leary

TORONTO<p>Our economy is now measured in “dollerettes” and “massive debt” and Canadian businessman Kevin O’Leary predicts if it keeps up, the Liberals …

Canada

BONOKOSKI: The ‘here and now’ of Doug Ford as premier

Not even sworn in yet as premier of Ontario, Doug Ford has already shown voters that he is no pussyfooter.This is almost shocking, so accustomed are …

Oil & Gas Industry

The telltale signals of what kind of leader Ford will be

Ontarians are a week away from finding out what a Doug Ford government looks like, after he and his ministers are sworn in next Friday.<p>For now, Mr. Ford’s Progressive Conservatives are mostly preoccupied with transitional work – briefings, lining up staff, orientation sessions for a swarm of rookie …

Canada

Bruce Lourie: Doug Ford's scrap and pay plan, explained

Carbon pricing is the sad political football that gets kicked down the field come election time. Most economists and sensible corporations in Canada …

Canadian News

Six Senate candidates tackle energy issues at Northampton forum

NORTHAMPTON — Six Democrats in the Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester Senate race agreed that climate change is a serious problem and promised to …

Fossil Fuels

Ontario's Doug Ford strands 'thousands' on waiting list for solar, says industry group

John Gorman, president of the Canadian Solar Industries Association, says the shutting down of Ontario's rebate agency that had been funded by the …

Canadian News

EDITORIAL: Pallister should follow Ford on carbon tax

Premier Brian Pallister should take the lead of Ontario premier-designate Doug Ford and scrap Manitoba’s proposed carbon tax.<p>One of Ford’s first …

Canadian News

GUEST COLUMN: If Trudeau’s so certain about carbon taxes, put it to a referendum

<b>By Bruce Forsyth</b>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to be challenged to hold a referendum on his forced implementation of a carbon tax on provinces …

Carbon Dioxide

Ontario’s pot plans? Doug Ford wants to tread carefully | The Star

Ford had said during a leaders’ debate that recreational marijuana would be available at LCBO stores, though he had previously mused about …

Canada

Trudeau is planning intervention in Ontario after Doug Ford abandoned Canada's national climate plan

A disappointed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that he was planning an intervention after learning that Ontario premier-designate Doug …

Canadian News

Republicans are backing a ‘carbon dividend.’ What the heck is that?

Federal climate action may seem like a far-off prospect, but that’s not stopping a new group of climate hawks from launching a fresh campaign for a …

Fossil Fuels

Ontario set to hit the brakes on electric vehicle rebates | The Star

Ontario is getting ready to hit the brakes on rebates of up to $14,000 for motorists buying electric vehicles like the new Honda Clarity and Chrysler …

Electric Vehicles

Bill Kelly: Doug Ford’s costly environmental plans

He’s not even officially sworn in as Ontario’s next premier, but Doug Ford is already racking up a considerable bill for his decisions to re-vamp …

Canada

Ontario planning to scrap hefty rebates on ZEVs, report says

Without incentives, 'demand tails off considerably,' auto lobbyist says<p>Ontario Premier-designate Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives are …

Canada

Trudeau urges Canadians to travel and buy Canadian in the face of U.S. trade dispute | The Star

OTTAWA—As a Canada-U.S. trade dispute threatens to grow nastier, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is encouraging Canadians to travel and spend at home …

Canada

Class Tests Carbon Trading, With Troubling Results

Some members of Congress recently tried and failed to pass a bill tackling global warming. In California, a landmark climate change law is already on the books, but before the year is out, state regulators may approve a "cap-and-trade" system.<p>It's a popular strategy for reducing emissions but a bit …

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