Mitigation Research Director Jason Dion of the Canadian Climate Institute issued the following statement in response to the federal government’s announcement of Climate Action Incentive payouts for 2023:
“Extending the federal price on pollution to PEI, Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia helps ensure a more consistent and predictable approach to carbon pricing across the country.
Returning the revenues to households as rebates will help keep Canada’s energy transition fair and affordable for Canadians—especially when combined with up-front rebates for cleaner technologies that help people save money on their energy bills, like yesterday’s federal heat pump rebate announcement.
Research has shown that putting a price on carbon pollution is an effective and efficient way to reduce the emissions that cause climate change.”
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- Report: The State of Carbon Pricing in Canada
- Blog: “Three maps that show that carbon pricing in Canada needs a tune-up,” June 2021.
- Blog, “Canada’s carbon pricing update improves certainty, but neglects industrial emissions.” August 2021.