October 31st, 2020

Gov’t must stay committed to carbon pricing


By Letter to the Editor on March 4, 2020.

Thank you for publishing Bob Weber’s Canadian Press article about Canada’s progress towards meeting its Paris goals. As David Sawyer accurately points out, regulating emissions and pricing carbon go hand-in-hand – they work most effectively when combined.

Therefore, if Canada wants to be carbon-neutral by 2050, the federal government must continue increasing the price on carbon past 2022. In November 2019, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission released a report outlining how maintaining a progressive price on carbon, while returning all revenues to households, results in the highest GDP growth per capita when compared to other economic policies. At a carbon price of $210/t by 2030, returning all revenue to households each month would make most people, especially those with low income, better off.

To ensure carbon neutrality by 2050 without leaving anyone behind, the federal government must commit to continuing and increasing the price on carbon past 2022.

Austin Tahiliani

Calgary

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Duane Pendergast

Aha! Here is a government proposing to put a carbon tax in place that is not refunded. That could ultimately provide some real financial pain to those who want to fight climate change.

https://bit.ly/2TElHYg

Let’s see how that goes over.

wheatking5

…a carbon price of $210/t by 2030, returning all revenue to households each month would make most people, especially those with low income, better off

Most people? Do people saying this realize just how much your natural gas bill will be at this pricing? I say most people will be worse off if this occurs.