Is BC’s Carbon Tax Working?
The Levy Has Experts Divided
There are a dozen or so carbon taxes in the world today (a chart laying all of them out can be found on page 16 of this report). Of all those levies, enacted by a patchwork of nations, provinces, and even municipalities (Boulder, Colo., has one), B.C.’s tax has been widely hailed as a model of environmental and economic design.
We Have a Winner: British Columbia’s Carbon Tax Woos Sceptics, gushed one headline in the Economist in July, as did a similarly glowing feature earlier this year in the New York Times, which suggested a B.C.-styled carbon tax could solve America’s debt woes.
Yet in British Columbia today many remain less than enthused.
Read Has BC’s Carbon Tax Worked? by Christopher Pollon at the Tyee.
[Video: Christopher Pollon, the Tyee]