Ottawa unveils climate change plan
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Ottawa has released a climate change plan that includes steady increases to its carbon tax in each of the next 10 years.
The federal price on carbon will continue to increase by $10 a tonne until it reaches $50 per tonne in 2022.
The price is to jump $15 a tonne after that until it reaches $170 by 2030.
The money is to go to retrofitting buildings such as arenas; renewable energy; biofuel and hydrogen projects; and getting remote communities off diesel.
There is a $3-billion challenge fund for large emitters to implement strategies such as carbon capture.
The plan is to achieve a 32 per cent reduction in emissions by 2030, slightly more than the federal Liberal’s 30 per cent commitment.