Clean Fuel Standard

One-size-fits-all policies not always best in Maritimes

2023-11-27T14:46:41+00:00September 26th, 2023|Commentaries|

Guest commentary by Donald J. Savoie, Canada Research Chair in Public Administration and Governance, Université de Moncton. This commentary first appeared in the Telegraph Journal on Saturday, September 16, 2023. It has been shared with the author’s permission.    Several years ago, the federal government introduced the Atlantic Immigration Program. Ottawa recognized that “national

Atlantic Canada’s Electricity Future – Part 3: Electricity Cost Infographic

2022-12-13T17:21:59+00:00December 9th, 2022|Infographic, Publications|

Forecasts from the Canada Energy Regulator’s Canada’s Energy Future 2021 report show electricity prices across Atlantic Canada will increase over the next 28 years. A new discussion paper from the Atlantica Centre for Energy looks at how federal and provincial regulations aimed at reducing emissions and reaching net zero by 2050 will change the

Atlantic Canada’s Electricity Future – Part 3: Electricity Cost

2022-12-13T17:12:58+00:00December 9th, 2022|Discussion Papers, Publications|

The purpose of the third discussion paper in Atlantic Canada’s Electricity Future – Discussion Series is to help Atlantic Canadians better understand how government regulatory changes and policies aimed at achieving net-zero emission by 2050, as well as evolving consumer behaviours, will likely result in increased electricity prices across the Atlantic provinces relative to

Fuel price increases more shocking than solutions

2022-11-21T21:16:37+00:00March 22nd, 2022|Commentaries, Energy Stories, News|

BY MICHELLE ROBICHAUD COMMENTARY Recent volatility in fuel prices has stunned most Atlantic Canadians and risen as a top concern for provincial governments across our region. While these extreme fluctuations are shocking, regional solutions are less so, though not without their own challenges. Russia’s war on Ukraine and corresponding import bans on Russian oil and

Concerns about Clean Fuel Standard gain media attention

2022-11-22T12:52:30+00:00November 16th, 2020|Energy Stories, News|

A recent commentary about Ottawa’s proposed Clean Fuel Standard has received wide coverage in the region’s news media as awareness grows about the implications of the policy for Atlantic Canada. Stephen MacMackin, chair of the Atlantica Centre for Energy, writes in the commentary that Ottawa is about to usher in a second carbon tax on all

New carbon tax plan a heavy burden on Atlantic Canadians

2022-11-23T15:29:15+00:00November 12th, 2020|Commentaries, News|

STEPHEN MACMACKIN COMMENTARY Very few Atlantic Canadians are aware the federal government is about to usher in new regulations on fuel production that will cost businesses and consumers in this region over $1.4 billion in direct compliance costs. Ottawa’s proposed Clean Fuel Standard essentially creates a new, second carbon tax on all fossil fuels

Not the time for costly Clean Fuel Standard

2022-11-23T15:16:03+00:00September 17th, 2020|Commentaries, News|

The Atlantica Centre for Energy has issued letters to the premiers of the Atlantic Canadian provinces and to the federal government warning that as the region struggles with the impacts of the pandemic, it is not the right time to impose the Clean Fuel Standard. The federal government is expected to reveal details of the

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