Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Canada Can Show the U.S. the Way on Carbon Pricing

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Canada Can Show the U.S. the Way on Carbon Pricing

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Thank you for your Oct. 6 editorial "Emissions Stall: Greenhouse Gas Needs to Be Reduced, or Else." To reduce greenhouse gases as you recommend, we need only look to Canada for a model approach.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced that a national carbon price will be in place by 2018. Initially, the price will establish a floor of $10 per ton of carbon dioxide, and then would rise each year to $50 per ton by 2022. Canada's provinces and territories will be given an option of determining their own mechanisms - tax or cap-and-trade - to set the price. Otherwise, the federal government will provide a pricing system for them.

To keep the plan revenue- neutral, the federal government will return the price to the provinces to use as they see fit. …

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