August 15, 2012, Toronto, ON – Canada needs to put a price on carbon emissions, the executive director of the International Energy Agency told a Toronto audience.
In a Globe and Mail article, Maria van der Hoeven said that pricing carbon is one of the key elements to ensure that what people pay for energy reflects its true costs. That must be done if the world is to move toward a sustainable energy future, she said.
In an interview after her speech, Ms. van der Hoeven said that “the decision has to be made” by governments around the world to put a price on carbon. The IEA has no preferred means of carbon pricing, she said, but it is up to each country, group of countries, or region to decide on the best approach.
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