Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Michael Maniates and John M. Meyer

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014366

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014366.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM MIT PRESS SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The MIT Press, 2017. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in MITSO for personal use (for details see http://www.mitpress.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 18 December 2017

Self-Interest, Sacrifice, and Climate Change

Self-Interest, Sacrifice, and Climate Change

(Re-)Framing the British Columbia Carbon Tax

Chapter:
(p.187) 9 Self-Interest, Sacrifice, and Climate Change
Source:
The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice
Author(s):

Shane Gunster

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014366.003.0076

The pricing of carbon emissions is considered to be an effective instrument to curb greenhouse gas emissions. This chapter focuses on carbon tax that consists of an additional cost levied on energy purchases. This additional cost is based on the amount of carbon dioxide discharged on consumption and the tax is believed to generate financial incentives for businesses as well as individuals to lower their dependence on carbon-intensive fuels and thus demand energy-efficient technologies and an alternative energy source. British Columbia received the lowest support from its residents for this tax. Furthermore, the chapter analyzes how the carbon tax failed to address the environmental concern of sacrifice.

Keywords:   carbon emissions, carbon tax, energy purchase, British Columbia, sacrifice

MIT Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.