SIMS: B.C. emissions going up — despite carbon tax
Emissions in British Columbia are going up despite having the highest carbon taxes in North America.
Think you’ve read this before? That’s because this keeps happening.
If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over again while expecting a different result, then, British Columbians are being driven crazy by carbon taxes.
The B.C government posted its 2019 emissions data last month and the results aren’t good. Emissions have risen 10% since the year 2015 and they’ve gone up in five of the last seven years.
Put plainly: carbon taxes are an expensive failure in B.C.
Families are paying close to $20 extra in carbon taxes every time they fill up their minivans. The carbon tax on home heating bills often cost more than the natural gas being used.
What was the government’s solution to the rising emissions and the failed carbon taxes? Higher carbon taxes!
After the data was posted, the B.C. government announced it would plough ahead with meeting or beating Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s planned carbon tax hike up to $170 per tonne within the next nine years.
That will get more expensive, fast.
Right now, the first B.C. carbon tax is 10 cents per litre of gasoline. The second carbon tax is a fuel standard regulation that increases the cost of gasoline by another 16 cents per litre.