Carbon Talk: Getting the Frame Right on Carbon Pricing


Carbon Talk: Getting the frame right on carbon pricing, by Dr. Louise Comeau.

New Brunswick is analyzing options for carbon pricing, including a potential hybrid program. The expectation is that the province will announce its approach in 2017 and implement the program in late 2018 or early 2019. As in other jurisdictions, the idea of carbon pricing is contested in New Brunswick, with media coverage focused on costs to consumers and businesses; companies focused on competitiveness effects; and pro-environmental activists highlighting the clean energy benefits. The public is caught in the middle with little information, concerns about the implications on their cost of living, and little trust in government to allocate carbon pricing revenue appropriately.

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