Canada’s Supreme Court upholds the carbon tax as projections indicate massive renewables growth

Canada’s growth in renewable energy capacity will be driven mostly by provinces that oppose the carbon tax and rely on fossil fuel generation

Canada’s Supreme Court ruled in favour of the carbon tax—which means the federal government can impose nationwide pricing standards.

Provinces that resisted and maligned the policy as a “job-killing tax” are also cited in a new report as being the same that will lead Canada’s growth in renewable energy capacity over the next three years.

These provinces will have to follow the Liberal government’s plan to raise Canada’s carbon pricing from the current $30 per tonne to $170 per tonne in 2030.

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