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Ecofiscal Commission Urges Municipalities to Make Users Pay for the Water Services They Use

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission finds that well-designed water rates can motivate conservation, fund infrastructure, and protect water quality. Toronto, September 26, 2017—Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission today released a new report, Only the Pipes Should be Hidden: Best practices for pricing and improving municipal water and wastewater services. Municipal water and wastewater services are vital to our health, […]

Ecofiscal Commission Urges Governments to Set a High Bar for Non-Pricing Climate Policies

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission finds that some—but not all—additional GHG policies can support carbon pricing in driving low-cost emissions reductions. June 8, 2017 Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission today released a new and timely report, Supporting Carbon Pricing: How to identify policies that genuinely complement an economy-wide carbon price. With the signing of the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean […]

Governments Urged to End Expensive Emissions-Reduction Policies

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission recommends letting biofuels stand on their own, without support from government subsidies Toronto, October 4, 2016 — Canada’s biofuel policies have helped to reduced GHG emissions, but according to a new report from Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, these reductions have come at a significant cost. The report, Course Correction: It’s Time to Rethink […]

Governments Can Use A Common Framework When Comparing Carbon Pricing Policies

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission provides two new ways to benchmark provincial carbon pricing policies Toronto, July 27, 2016 — In a report released today, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission provides a common, consistent framework for federal and provincial governments to compare provincial carbon pricing policies. The report, Comparing Stringency of Carbon Pricing Policies, explains the various ways policy […]

Economists challenge provinces to make carbon pricing revenue work for all Canadians

Toronto, April 6, 2016—In a report released today, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission calls on Canada’s provinces to make wise choices in how they recycle the revenue from carbon pricing. Provinces are faced with many options and trade-offs; the report shows that, done right, revenue recycling can make the economy and environment work better for all Canadians. […]

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission Says Road Back from Paris the Most Important Test for Canadian Climate Policy

MEDIA AVAILABILITY AND STATEMENT November 23, Ottawa—Today, Monday November 23, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with First Ministers to discuss Canada’s climate change strategy one week before the Paris Climate Summit. This meeting comes one day after the unveiling of Alberta’s climate strategy, which includes an economy-wide carbon price of $30/tonne by 2018. WHAT: Interviews […]

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