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Ontario cancelling cap and trade akin to pulling out of climate framework: feds

The federal government is interpreting Ontario’s cancellation of its cap-and-trade program as equivalent to withdrawing from Ottawa’s national climate change framework – and is reconsidering more than $400-million in funding as a result. A spokeswoman for Environment Minister Catherine…

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Doug Ford will give us the carbon tax we never had

The Toronto Star, By Martin Regg CohnPublished June 15, 2018 The carbon tax is dead. Promise kept. Just one problem — Ontario has never had a carbon tax.Now, thanks to Doug Ford, we may be about to get one.When a beaming Ford boasted to reporters Friday that “the carbon tax’s days…

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Ottawa says carbon levies could cut emissions equal to shutting 20 coal-fired plants by 2022

The Liberal government defended its carbon-pricing plan Monday, with an analysis that concludes the federal and provincial levies would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90 megatonnes by 2022, the equivalent of shutting down more than 20 coal-fired power plants. The Environment and Climate Change…

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Cap & Trade

Introduction to Cap & Trade In Ontario and Quebec, the Cap & Trade program was created to incentivize businesses to reduce their carbon footprint based on a market system of trade.  In general, businesses must report their usage of natural gas and other fuel consumption methods - but do…

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$7.9 million in provincial funding means green light for Brock’s green energy project

The second phase of a massive project to upgrade Brock University’s co-generation power facility is moving forward after an Ontario government funding announcement made Tuesday, March 27 in Toronto. The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) announced $85.2 million in funding…

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