Laser Talk

Laser Talk

  • LASER TALK: Recent Canadian Views on Carbon Pricing

    February 12, 2019

    Canadian opinion about the federal carbon tax backstop reveals that 35% support the idea, 28% oppose it and 37% say they are open to considering it. When told of the idea that revenues would be rebated to affected households, support climbs by 9 points, and opposition declines by 6…

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • LASER TALK: The Latest IPCC Report

    January 2, 2019

    High prices on GHG emissions will be necessary to cost-effectively meet a 1.5°C goal. If emissions are cut too slowly, meeting a 1.5°C target will require removal of CO2 from the atmosphere via large-scale biomass pathways.
    To stay below 1.5°C while avoiding dependence on CO2 removal, fossil GHG emissions must be…

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  • Laser Talk: Our US-Canada Regulatory Cooperation Council Submission

    December 27, 2018

    Our submission indicated that priority should be given to determining whether comprehensive and comparable carbon pricing in Canada and the U.S. can protect genuinely vulnerable firms or sectors while eliminating the need for support measures, some of which may already be in place, that increase the costs GHG reductions…

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

    December 1, 2018

    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: Pembina Simulator Finds Pricing Pollution Core Component of Cost-Effective Climate Plan

    October 21, 2018

    The take-home message in working with the Pembina policy simulator is that, in agreement with the consensus of climate change economists, carbon pricing is an essential core component of a cost-effective climate plan.

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada
  • Laser Talk: Fossil Fuel Subsidies and the G7/G20

    September 19, 2018

    Despite some reforms in recent years, Canada is still the largest provider of fossil fuel subsidies to oil and gas production in the G7 per unit of GDP 2018 according to the September 2018 report: Public Cash for Oil and Gas: Mapping federal fiscal support for fossil fuels

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    Citizens' Climate Lobby Canada