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1) We need a Lie tracker on Andrew Scheer, Doug Ford, & Jason Kenney

Those I follow who are excellent sources on the carbon tax are
@trevortombe @andrew_leach, @EcofiscalCanada @kevinmilligan

The rest of the thread is mostly ammunition against lies
#cdnpoli, #onpoli #ableg
2) Andrew Scheer begins new year with warning of skyrocketing carbon taxes

"The Liberal carbon tax is just about raising revenue for government."

LIAR: 90% of it goes back to Citizens. #cdnpoli
3) Trudeau’s carbon tax takes effect in industrial heartland

"Consumers in the holdout provinces will receive federal payments that will exceed their carbon tax bill in a bid to cushion the blow"
4) Clearing the air. How carbon pricing helps Canada fight climate change
5) THE WAY FORWARD. The question is not if Canada needs to lower greenhouse gas emissions, but rather when and how. The answer is now—through provincial carbon pricing.
6) Jason Kenney's relationship with carbon taxes: It's complicated

7) Europe's $38 Billion Carbon Market Is Finally Doing Its Job
8) Carbon pricing works in Sweden
9) The phoney war over carbon pricing might finally be coming to an end, 05/18

LIAR: "Upon learning of the PBO report last week, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer announced that the Liberal plan would "destroy the Canadian economy.""
10) Environment Canada study says carbon pricing works, reduces pollution while growing economy 05/18
11) Supporting Carbon Pricing: How to identify policies that genuinely complement an economy-wide carbon price

12) Carbon pricing works in the U.S.

Think the U.S. isn't moving on carbon pricing? Think again. Cap and trade is up and running in 10 states, and more want in

13) Fast Facts. Ecofiscal’s experts have put together a series of fact sheets to answer all your carbon pricing questions.
14) Carbon pricing is a key policy to build a clean, innovative economy

"...the world is moving to a cleaner, smarter, low carbon economy. That is not a left wing or right wing issue. It is an environmental and economic reality."
15) Climate change disputers are ... innovation pessimists

"Scratch a climate skeptic, and you’ll find an innovation pessimist. They don’t believe it can be done. Overwhelmed by the scale of the problem, they assume that we can’t change our trajectory."
16) Why this economist says it’s time for conservatives to stop worrying and learn to love carbon taxes

17) @trevortombe:
"Multiple research papers ✔️
Consistent empirical results ✔️
Predicted by theory ✔️

...Entirely fair to disagree with CTaxes for any of a number of reasons, but if a politician tells you they ‘don’t work’ they’re deliberately lying...."
18) The point of a carbon price is to avoid paying it

"The higher the carbon content of a good or service, the costlier it is for society. Carbon pricing is an incentive to move away from these costlier options."
19) Understanding the recent changes to the federal carbon price

"Essentially, output-based pricing maintains the incentives from carbon pricing, but reduces its cost to firms to help them stay competitive."

20) The carbon-tax debate is filled with dishonesty

"Everywhere you turn, politicians of a conservative bent are denouncing the climate-change measure as a pointless, economy-wrecking raid on people’s pocket books."
21) How can climate policy reduce our vulnerability to forest fires? It’s a complex equation
22) China, World’s Biggest Polluter, Hits Carbon Goals—12 Years Early: Study
23) Carbon Countdown: Prices and Politics in the EU-ETS, 08/18

"The EU carbon market has been the hottest commodity market in the world over the last 16 months...."
INFOGRAPHIC via @CarbonBubble
24) Meaningful climate policy: Can’t someone else do it?

@EcofiscalCanada: The world is moving ahead with climate action. Choosing to backpedal on #climate policy is choosing to take a free ride on progress elsewhere

25) Clean Prosperity Welcomes Federal Carbon Price and Rebates to Canadians

“Federal Carbon Price System 90% Revenue Neutral – Small Business Tax Cut Could Make it 100%”

The ED is Stephen Harper’s former policy director, Mark Cameron.
26) About Clean Prosperity: Why a new study will transform the debate over the Liberal carbon tax plan
27) Deeply flawed carbon dividend scheme draws flak from Conservatives. If the federal government sends out cheques and they are generous enough, it would force the Conservatives to commit to cancelling what is in effect a tax cut
28) Good thread @kevinmilligan: “… I suspect that if the prime criticism of the carbon backstop is that provinces like QC and BC will be *jealous* they're not also covered by the awesome carbon backstop, it will be a good day for the government.)”
29) Exxon Mobil pledges $1 million to campaign to promote carbon tax
30) Energy CEOs praise Alberta's carbon tax at Calgary Chamber event, 2017.

Output-based subsidies that reward most efficient producers help maintain competitiveness, executives say
31) How carbon dividends affect incentives (hint: they don’t)
32) Explaining Output-Based Allocations (OBAs)
33) Climate change is becoming so real that it’s gaining converts for a carbon price
34) Mark Carney warns of climate change threat to financial system.
Bank of England governor says firms must acknowledge risks to avoid ‘catastrophic impact’ 05/18.

For those who don't remember, Carney was our Bank of Canada Governor
35) Why 1.6% matters.

@EcofiscalCanada: Canada is a top-10 global emitter, the only one with a population under 100 million. If we don't embrace sensible climate policy, why would smaller nations bother?
36. Good thread by @andrew_leach on Jason Kenney's lies

"You made stuff up about regressive impacts on low income Albertans."
37. Suncor CEO Steve Williams: “It is a matter of profound disappointment to me ...that science and economics have taken on some strange political ownership—why the science of the left wing is different than the science of the right wing.”
38) Experts praise Rachel Notley for handling of energy policy, issues management

Shell Exec, Dave Collyer: "So, I think when you sum it all up, as a relates to the energy file, she has been very solid....”
39) Nobel Prize-winning economist says carbon taxes are the solution to climate change

There's a big profit to be made from supplying energy "... without incurring the [carbon] tax."
40) The Curious Case of Counterfactuals

"B.C. implemented its carbon tax in 2008, and although emissions have fallen per capita, they’ve risen overall. What’s up? Does the B.C. carbon tax mean we should change our tune on carbon pricing? ...No."
41) Carbon pricing works—even if emissions are still rising

"Measuring the effectiveness of carbon pricing—like all good policy analysis—requires isolating the impacts of the policy. Otherwise we can come to false conclusions...."

#cdnpoli #bcpoli
42) The World Bank: Carbon Pricing Dashboard

52 Carbon Pricing initiatives implemented or scheduled for implementation

46 National Jurisdictions are covered by the initiatives selected

43) ‘This is not controversial’: Bipartisan group of economists calls for carbon tax

"A carbon tax offers the most cost-effective lever to reduce carbon emissions....

“The majority of American families ... will benefit financially....”
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