Energy Cost

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

Economist explores impact of high energy costs on NB export sector

2022-11-22T14:26:03+00:00June 8th, 2020|Energy Stories, News|

Herb Emery, columnist and Vaughan Chair of Regional Economics at the University of New Brunswick, has drawn a clear link between competitive energy rates and sustainable jobs in a recent blog post on the Atlantic Institute for Policy Research site. Emery looks at some of the key factors that explain why the province’s manufacturing exports stalled

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