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Canada’s Federal Carbon Pricing System

Posted: December 10, 2018
Tagged As: Cap and Trade, Climate Change, Energy, GHG Emissions, Legislation & Regulation

With the Ontario PC Party elected this past summer, one of the first orders of business was to cancel the cap and trade program and carbon tax that was introduced back in 2017. On July 3, 2018, Ontario Regulation 386/18 was passed revoking the Cap and Trade Program. On October 23, 2018, the federal government announced that it will impose a carbon tax in Provinces and Territories with no adequate emissions pricing plans of their own in 2019. Similar to the provincial carbon tax that was introduced back in 2017, LAS members can expect this additional charge to appear on their end use natural gas bills starting April 1, 2019.

The Cost of Ontario’s Cap-and-Trade Program on Your Energy Bill

Posted: March 14, 2017
Tagged As: Cap and Trade, Climate Change, Electricity, Fossil Fuels, GHG Emissions, Legislation & Regulation, Natural Gas

The cost of business went up for the energy sector on January 1, 2017, and consumers, including municipalities, are going to pay for it.  But where will you see these increases, and how more should you expect to pay?  

An Introduction to Cap-and-Trade and its Impact on Ontario Municipalities

Posted: February 07, 2017
Tagged As: Cap and Trade, GHG Emissions

Ontario’s cap and trade program for greenhouse gas emissions came into effect January 1st, 2017. With many municipalities raising concerns about increasing energy costs and the impact on their communities, it is a good time to take stock of what the program means for Ontario municipalities.