Tag: Carbon Tax

California vs. Texas carbon pricing strategies: Notley, Kenney asking Alberta to pick one or the other

California vs. Texas carbon pricing strategies: Notley, Kenney asking Alberta to pick one or the other

NDP policy lines up Albert with emerging Asian markets, UCP approach with existing customers in Texas, Midwest Yesterday morning I wrote about the carbon tax debate in Alberta, pointing out that Jason Kenney and the UCP were kicking the political stuffing out of Rachel Notley and the NDP on this issue. An afternoon interview with […]

Notley govt not selling carbon tax as well as Kenney is opposing it

Notley govt not selling carbon tax as well as Kenney is opposing it

New Alberta government carbon tax message: Asia is the future, China and India price carbon, the customer is always right Alberta’s carbon tax rose from $20 to $30 a tonne Jan. 1, setting off another political clash between the ruling NDP and Jason Kenney, one that will dominate political discourse until the provincial election in […]

British Columbia to raise carbon tax by $5 annually, will be $50 a tonne by 2021

British Columbia to raise carbon tax by $5 annually, will be $50 a tonne by 2021

Tax rate on electricity reduced to 3.5% from 7% The BC government announced effective April 1, 2018, the carbon tax rates are increased by $5 per tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions until April 1, 2021 and rates are $50 per tonne, according to a press release. Also announced was that the tax rate on […]

By September 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Revisiting Albertan carbon tax scepticism – Ecofiscal Commission

Revisiting Albertan carbon tax scepticism – Ecofiscal Commission

Alberta must legally spend revenues from carbon tax on further emissions reductions or refunds to Albertans By Brendan Frank, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission  A lot has happened in Alberta since January 1. The economy is on the mend, provincial politics will never be the same and, yes, there’s a $20 carbon tax in place. Last Christmas, […]

By September 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
CFIB claiming Alberta government refusing to disclose carbon tax admin costs

CFIB claiming Alberta government refusing to disclose carbon tax admin costs

CFIB files complaint with Information and Privacy Commissioner about lack of disclosure The Canadian Federation of Independent Business(CFIB) is accusing the Alberta Government of refusing to divulge the cost of carbon tax administration. The business organization says it was looking for the annual cost for administering the province-wide carbon tax, through a Freedom of Information(FOI) […]

By August 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Alberta news brief July 7: 50% of Albertans opposed to carbon tax – Angus Reid

Alberta news brief July 7: 50% of Albertans opposed to carbon tax – Angus Reid

Albertans want government to “push back” against carbon tax, Pengrowth Energy sells Swan Hills assets for $185 million Wall St. Journal article gets it wrong on Keystone XL crude oil shipper commitments A recent story in the Wall St. Journal claims TransCanada is having trouble finding customers for its controversial Keystone XL pipeline that is planned […]

Notley energy report card: Alberta Party gives B- and F grades

Notley energy report card: Alberta Party gives B- and F grades

“We can’t simply, like united right would have us believe, just turn back the clock and hope everything will be okay.” – Clark With the spring legislature session recently ended and the school season drawing to a close, it’s a great time for opposition parties to hand in report cards on the Alberta government handling […]

Oil/gas in Norway: A pioneering carbon approach that works

Oil/gas in Norway: A pioneering carbon approach that works

Norway’s approach demonstrates that carbon price alone will not drive change The climate debate within the industry is over – petroleum-producing nations and upstream companies must act to reduce their carbon emissions, according to analysis by Wood Mackenzie. Wood Mackenzie assesses the lessons that can be learned from Norway’s long-standing cost on carbon. In the wake […]

Singapore carbon tax would hit refiners, help renewables

Singapore carbon tax would hit refiners, help renewables

Singapore carbon tax could indicate longer-term shift to cleaner energy By Jessica Jaganathan and Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE, Feb 21 (Reuters) – The proposed Singapore carbon tax would probably hit oil refiners hard, ramping up costs in an industry that has been central to the city-state’s rapid development over the last half-century. Monday’s announcement that a carbon […]

By February 21, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Canadian oil sands should be looking forward to 2017, partly because of Alberta climate policies

Canadian oil sands should be looking forward to 2017, partly because of Alberta climate policies

Climate policies, including a carbon tax, are price Alberta oil producers pay for pipelines Reuters is reporting that confidence is low in the Canadian oil sands industry, supposedly because of market access issues (read, pipelines) and the Alberta Climate Leadership Plan. But why isn’t anyone talking about global oil prices? This low confidence story was kicked off by Koch […]

By December 24, 2016 0 Comments Read More →