Laser Talk

Laser Talk

  • LASER TALK:  Big Oil in the USA Wants a Carbon Price

    May 27, 2018

    BP, ExxonMobil, and Shell are founding corporate members of the Climate Leadership Council (CLC). The CLC is a policy institute that is actively lobbying Congress in the US to pass legislation for immediate implementation of a $40 per tonne carbon fee that would be applied to fossil fuels that rises…

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  • Laser Talk: The Impact of Climate Change on Wildfires in Canada

    March 4, 2018

    Recently, we have seen several catastrophic wildfires in Canada, all following unusually hot and dry conditions. Examples include the Slave Lake (2011) and Fort McMurray (2016) fires in Alberta and the British Columbia wildfire season in 2017. Such fires have huge impacts on people’s livelihoods and health. For…

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  • Laser Talk: Complementary Policies to Carbon Pricing

    February 22, 2018

    Even when there appears to be a clear rationale for a complementary policy, however, it is only worth proceeding if the policy is well designed and cost-effective.  For example, the Ecofiscal analysis found electric vehicle (EV) subsidies in Quebec were costly and had little effect on demand, whereas regulated quotas for…

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  • LASER TALK:  The conservative gap

    February 11, 2018

    Could carbon fee and dividend help fill the conservative gap? Carbon fee and dividend is economically efficient which will appeal to the current voters and addresses climate change and thereby could fill the gap of those concerned about climate change, including younger voters.

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  • LASER TALKS: Fossil Fuel Subsidies

    February 6, 2018

    There is an urgent need to reconsider the fossil fuel industry’s economic value chain in light of climate change. Negative taxes are artificially incentivizing companies to sink costs into infrastructure with dubious prospects. The costs of orphaned wells, tailing ponds, climate disruptions, and other externalities will be borne by…

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  • LASER TALK: Polling highlights political risk of falling short on climate

    November 28, 2017

    Half of Canadian voters (49%) won’t consider a party or a candidate that doesn’t have a plan to combat climate change. Only 6% prefer a party or a candidate that ignores the issue.” Over two-thirds (68%) of Canadians now believe humans have caused climate change. This is up…

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