On climate change, premiers are doing what Ottawa won’t – Pembina

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On climate change, premiers are doing what Ottawa won’t – Pembina

by ahnationtalk on April 16, 2015298 Views

April 14, 2015

Everyone is talking about climate change lately — at least at the provincial level. The past week has brought several significant developments across the country, all related to how provinces can cut carbon pollution.

Last Tuesday a group of prominent economists issued a report showing how every province can reap substantial economic benefits by putting a price on carbon. Yesterday Ontario committed to implementing a cap-and-trade system, meaning Canada’s most populous province will now put a price on carbon pollution. And today, Canada’s premiers are meeting in Quebec City to discuss climate change, energy and the environment.

When it comes to reducing carbon emissions, each province faces unique circumstances in terms of its industrial footprint, fuel consumption habits and electricity system. But while their challenges are distinct, every province is set to benefit from pricing carbon pollution and fighting climate change.

Read More: http://www.pembina.org/op-ed/on-climate-change-premiers-are-doing-what-ottawa-wont

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