Marc Lee

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Jul 29, 2011

Notes on the social cost of carbon

Marc Lee
A recent paper did some re-estimates of the Social Cost of Carbon, finding this measure of the externality from burning fossil fuels could be as high as $893 per tonne of CO2.
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Jul 28, 2011

Decarbonizing homes and the price of gas

Marc Lee
Even though B.C. has among the lowest prices in North America, and for relatively clean electricity at that, pricing undermines incentives to shift away from fossil fuels.
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Jul 21, 2011

Home energy retrofits: Part one

Marc Lee
When the B.C. government announced new funding for its energy efficiency program, and then the feds announced new funding for the ecoENERGY program, I decided to put my house to the test.
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Jul 12, 2011

Navigating challenging economic waters

Marc Lee
Down south, the Obama administration is in a dangerous game of chicken with Republican congressional leaders, who are cynically holding the U.S. economy hostage.
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Jul 11, 2011

Is B.C. about to drop a new carbon bomb?

Marc Lee
Any day now the B.C. government should be releasing the latest greenhouse gas data for the province, and we will see if any progress is being made towards a legislated reduction in emissions by 2020.
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Jun 28, 2011

B.C.'s regressive tax shift

Marc Lee
With much of the talk on taxes in B.C. about the HST, we issued a new report today that looks at the bigger context for B.C.'s tax system.
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Jun 27, 2011

Not allowed to talk about poverty

Marc Lee
Last week, BC Stats put out a release with the headline "Low Income Cut-Offs (LICOs) are a Poor Measure of Poverty."
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Apr 19, 2011

A billion dollars of bogus carbon credits

Marc Lee
A story in today's Vancouver Sun is disturbing, arguing that B.C. could make $1 billion from selling carbon offsets once the Western Climate Initiative gets underway.

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