James Aylward has announced that a PC government under his leadership will oppose a carbon tax, and use a variety of other initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on PEI. Why is a carbon tax a bad idea? A carbon tax most likely will not result in a significant decrease in GHG emissions. Will […]
Any carbon tax money must be given directly back to Islanders – via an increase in the Basic Personal Tax Amount and/or by eliminating HST on electricity and other heating sources.
Raising the basic personal tax exemption amount may be a good way to give back any extra carbon tax collected. For example, increase it by $1,250 each year starting in 2018 to go from $8000 now to $14,250 in 2022 – ending with a savings of $613 for every taxpayer, every year. Why is spending the carbon […]
Did you know that the PEI government will pay half the cost of a home energy audit for your home? It costs $300 and they will pay $150. Just contact HouseMaster Inspection Services to book your home evaluation. Find out all the details on the PEI government website by clicking here. PEI Home Energy Audit […]
On December 13th, Wade MacLauchlan (interestingly not the Minister of Communities, Land and Environment – Robert Mitchell) made a ministerial statement regarding PEI’s role in the recently negotiated “Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change”. It answered a lot of the questions I’d just asked, ironically, in question period that same day – just […]