Laser Talk

Laser Talk

  • LASER TALK: How Revenue-Neutral Carbon Pricing Alone Will Spur Low-Carbon Investments

    March 1, 2017

    There are already rumblings of a populist revolt over the cost of cap and trade in Ontario. As well, others have opposed revenue neutrality. They want the government to invest the revenue in various ways to help the transformation to a low-carbon economy. They ask, “where else…

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  • LASER TALK: Balancing the Budget, the Climate Crisis and Social Concerns

    January 11, 2017

    Governments have the difficult yet doable task of balancing the budget, the climate crisis and social concerns. The Liberal Government is not on track to balancing our budget (1, 2). As well, despite signing the Paris Accord and having a national carbon pricing policy, Canada’s climate targets are still…

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  • LASER TALK : President Elect Donald Trump: What next Canada?

    November 20, 2016

    What can Canada do in the face of an incoming American administration with seemingly no interest in international arrangements to price carbon pollution?
    A big purpose of a nationally rising carbon price is to send a market signal to invest in Canada’s clean tech sector, which in turn will help…

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  • LASER TALK: Saskatchewan, CCS and Carbon Pricing

    October 5, 2016

    Dr. Chris Ragan openly stated to Premier Wall, “If you have a stated goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions — and Saskatchewan does — the most cost-effective way to do it is carbon pricing. Period.”

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  • LASER TALK: Canada Must End Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    September 26, 2016

    Ending fossil fuel subsidies was a clear and specific promise in the Liberal Government’s 2015 election platform , yet they declined to do anything about them in their first budget. According to a 2016 report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada gives out about $3.3 billion…

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  • LASER TALK: Momentum is building for a national price on carbon pollution

    August 12, 2016

    We can make 2017 a year when we not only celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and its 100 years since Vimy Ridge commemorative events, but also finally start shifting some of PM Borden’s regressive and “temporary income tax of 1917” towards pollution taxes. After all, we should be taxing the…

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