Saskatchewan’s climate-change plan includes buying carbon offsets, no carbon tax

December 4, 2017 by Ronjoy Bezbarua

(Source: TheChronicleHerald.ca) The Saskatchewan government has introduced a climate-change strategy that inches toward a price on carbon emissions, but leaves large parts of its economy untouched. And it doesn’t include a carbon tax, which Environment Minister Dustin Duncan was happy to point out Monday. It calls for performance standards on facilities that emit more than 25,000 tonnes annually of carbon dioxide equivalent. Facilities that exceed their limit will have to pay. They will be able to buy carbon offsets from farmers or foresters, a carbon credit from another company with emissions under its allotment or pay into a provincial fund. Read full article….

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