Laser Talk

Laser Talk

  • LASER TALK: Reframing the concern of the high carbon price

    May 24, 2017

    Dr. Chris Ragan, the chair of Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission says this about carbon pricing vs regulation, “Whenever people say, “We can’t have a carbon price that high!” try asking them, “Why can’t we have income taxes that low?” and then we added to that thought.

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  • LASER TALK: Climate Dismissives Beware!

    May 11, 2017

    “Climate dismissives” who want to win in any election may want to rethink why they are being dismissive about climate change and carbon pricing. Otherwise, their dismissiveness may be something they regret at election time.

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  • 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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