Support carbon pricing in Ontario
Re: “Here’s how to make carbon pricing honest,” Sept. 12.
Carbon pricing is most honest when it actually lowers greenhouse gas emissions. The most effective way to do that is to invest in programs to help people and business reduce their emissions, especially when the carbon price is low and thus not impacting purchasing very much.
Such programs include insulating your house, buying an electric or hybrid car or covering a factory roof in solar panels. This fact has been confirmed by Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission (and others), who also found that carbon pricing is most effective and finds greater public support when revenue is reinvested into emissions reductions.
Tim Gray Executive director Environmental Defence