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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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Aldyen Donnelly: The pitfalls of cap and trade

(Jan. 19, 2011) Aldyen Donnelly explains why cap and trade policies are inefficient and regressive. Continue reading

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Aldyen Donnelly: An in-depth look at Spain’s disastrous renewable energy policy

(Jan. 14, 2011) Aldyen Donnelly offers a closer look at why Spain’s renewable energy policy should not be repeated in Ontario and other Canadian provinces. Continue reading

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Aldyen Donnelly: US Department of Energy report and what it means for Canada

(Dec. 20, 2010) The US Department of Energy (DOE) released its early summary of its 2011 Energy Outlook this morning. There is great deal in this new release that matters to Canada and the Canadian economy. Continue reading

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Aldyen Donnelly: Getting the carbon market right

(Dec. 15, 2010)  Aldyen Donnelly talks about the best way to reduce carbon emissions in Canada.

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Aldyen Donnelly: The real debate over a climate change agreement

(December 13, 2010) Aldyen Donnelly looks at some of the stumbling blocks to a global climate change agreement. Continue reading

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Aldyen Donnelly: Why the income-to-consumption tax shift is a potential economic death spiral

(Nov. 30, 2010) Aldyen Donnelly looks at the major drawbacks to implementing consumption taxes, rather than income taxes. Continue reading

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Aldyen Donnelly: Energy cost savings do not generate paybacks for customer investments in energy efficiency

(Nov. 12, 2010) In real life, it is not possible to deliver energy cost savings to consumers who invest in efficiency if we mobilize a market-wide movement towards efficiency, unless we build a market construct that moves us increasingly away from high fixed cost solutions to a construct that favours, smaller scale, more locally appropriate, lower fixed cost/higher variable cost solutions. Continue reading

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