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The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Coverage of Carbon Pricing Instruments for Canadian Provinces

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  • Sarah Dobson
  • Jennifer Winter

    (University of Calgary)

  • Brendan Boyd

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In this paper we provide a comparison of the coverage of Canadian carbon pricing systems. We define coverage as the proportion and types of emissions priced under the various systems, by emissions source. We compare provincially announced pricing systems to the federal benchmark (the minimum coverage provinces must meet) and the federal backstop, the pricing system that will be imposed on provinces with insufficient coverage or who opt to not develop their own policies. For those provinces that have not yet introduced a carbon price we look only at coverage under the federal benchmark and the federal backstop. We find the majority of provincial pricing systems meet or exceed the federal benchmark. Our results also point to the importance of additional complementary policies to address significant sources of unpriced emissions, primarily in agriculture and fugitive sources.

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  • Sarah Dobson & Jennifer Winter & Brendan Boyd, "undated". "The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Coverage of Carbon Pricing Instruments for Canadian Provinces," Working Papers 2018-07, Department of Economics, University of Calgary.
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    1. Sarah Dobson & G. Kent Fellows, 2017. "Big and Little Feet Provincial Profiles: Manitoba," SPP Communique, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, vol. 9(6), September.
    2. Sarah Dobson & G. Kent Fellows, 2017. "Big and Little Feet Provincial Profiles: Nova Scotia," SPP Communique, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, vol. 9(10), September.
    3. Sarah Dobson & G. Kent Fellows, 2017. "Big and Little Feet Provincial Profiles: Quebec," SPP Communique, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, vol. 9(8), September.
    4. Sarah Dobson & G. Kent Fellows, 2017. "Big and Little Feet Provincial Profiles: Territories," SPP Communique, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, vol. 9(13), September.
    5. Sarah Dobson & G. Kent Fellows, 2017. "Big and Little Feet Provincial Profiles: British Columbia," SPP Communique, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, vol. 9(13), September.
    6. Sarah Dobson & G. Kent Fellows, 2017. "Big and Little Feet Provincial Profiles: Saskatchewan," SPP Communique, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, vol. 9(5), September.
    7. Sarah Dobson & G. Kent Fellows & Trevor Tombe & Jennifer Winter, 2017. "The Ground Rules for Effective OBAs: Principles for Addressing Carbon-Pricing Competitiveness Concerns through the Use of Output-Based Allocations," SPP Research Papers, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, vol. 10(17), June.
    8. Sarah Dobson & G. Kent Fellows, 2017. "Big and Little Feet Provincial Profiles: Prince Edward Island," SPP Communique, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, vol. 9(11), September.
    9. Sarah Dobson & Jennifer Winter, 2018. "Assessing Policy Support for Emissions-Intensive and Trade-Exposed Industries," SPP Research Papers, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, vol. 11(28), October.
    10. Sarah Dobson & G. Kent Fellows, 2017. "Big and Little Feet Provincial Profiles: Ontario," SPP Communique, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, vol. 9(7), September.
    11. Sarah Dobson & G. Kent Fellows, 2017. "Big and Little Feet Provincial Profiles: New Brunswick," SPP Communique, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, vol. 9(9), September.
    12. Sarah Dobson & G. Kent Fellows, 2017. "Big and Little Feet Provincial Profiles: Alberta," SPP Communique, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, vol. 9(4), September.
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    1. Joel Wood, 2018. "The Pros and Cons of Carbon Taxes and Cap-and-Trade Systems," SPP Briefing Papers, The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, vol. 11(30), November.
    2. Tracy Snoddon, 2018. "The Rocky Road to Canada-wide Carbon Pricing," e-briefs 284, C.D. Howe Institute.

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