Category Archives: Aldyen Donnelly

Aldyen Donnelly: Politicians ignoring the constitutional crisis that would accompany cap and trade

(April 13, 2011) Aldyen Donnelly takes issue with the federal parties that are advocating for cap and trade, while ignoring the likely blow-back from the provinces. Continue reading

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How US greenhouse gas regulations will hurt Canadian exports to the US

(March 22, 2011) Aldyen Donnelly explains how a US cap and trade system would unfairly punish Canadian exporters, including the electricity industry, and fail to reward GHG reductions by Canadian exporters. Continue reading

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Aldyen Donnelly: British Columbia’s carbon tax quagmire

(February 18, 2011) British Columbia is now more reliant on carbon tax revenues than any other jurisdiction on earth. Aldyen Donnelly discusses the challenges this poses for the provincial government. Continue reading

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Aldyen Donnelly: Why large industry supports a carbon tax over other GHG regulations

(February 15, 2011) Aldyen Donnelly argues that large industry in Canada has been supportive of carbon taxes over other forms of emissions regulations, since they could reasonably expect to receive the same exemptions that their European counterparts enjoy. Continue reading

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Aldyen Donnelly: How the Canadian Government should respond to the PetroChina deal

(February 11, 2011) Aldyen Donnelly argues that the Canadian Government should use the PetroChina deal as an opportunity to revisit punitive tax and royalty frameworks at the Federal and Provincial levels. Continue reading

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Aldyen Donnelly: Carbon regulations and trade policy

(February 9, 2011) Blogger Aldyen Donnelly writes that cap and trade schemes can be a source of protectionism. Continue reading

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Aldyen Donnelly: Use product standards, not carbon taxes to reduce C02 emissions

(Feb.3, 2010) Governments should look to product standards, rather than economically harmful carbon taxes or cap and trade to curb C02 emissions.

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