Moving the Coal-posts: Ottawa’s Wrong Turn on Carbon Pricing for Electricity Generation

Curbing the greenhouse gas emissions of electricity generators is the target of impending regulations from Ottawa. The federal government has proposed regulations that will see power facilities pay a carbon price on the portion of emissions that exceed a benchmark level. However, the proposed benchmark is fuel-specific, differing by whether coal or natural gas is used to produce the power. This creates an unlevel playing field. Author: Grant Bishop, C.D Howe

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